The Hapa Japan Project and It's Role in Student Life
The Hapa Japan Project focuses on the study of mixed-race and mixed-roots Japanese people globally.
The project has sponsored three Festivals featuring an academic conference, mixed-raced Japanese novelists for a literary fair, musicians for a concert, comedians for a comedy night. The 2011 Hapa Japan Festival was held at UC Berkeley drawing over 1,200 participants. The 2013 Hapa Japan Festival held over five days in Los Angeles, which included the launch of an exhibit titled "Visible and Invisible: A Hapa Japanese American History," at the Japanese American National Museum drew over 4,000 participants. The 2017 Hapa Japan Festival was held at the University of Southern California and the project sponsored the national Critical Mixed Race Studies (CMRS) Conference as a part of the festival. The 2017 event was featured in the New York Times and heralded as a festival of “love and happiness.” Beyond the Japanese experience, the project also sponsored a 14-month Sawyer Seminar Series during 2013-2014 on "Critical Mixed-Race Studies: A Transpacific Approach" funded by the Mellon Foundation. In October 2017, the project officially launched a revamped website (www.hapajapan.com).
FEBRUARY 22 - 26, 2017 LOS ANGELES, CA 5 DAYS OF PANELS, MUSIC, FOOD, & FILM SCREENINGS
The Hapa Japan Festival celebrates mixed race and mixed roots Japanese people and culture. Come join us at the Japanese American National Museum and the USC (University of Southern California) campus in Los Angeles.
A TWO VOLUME COLLECTION OF ESSAYS SURVEYING THE HISTORY OF GLOBAL MIXED-RACE IDENTITIES OF PERSONS OF JAPANESE DESCENT
“Now, more than ever, Hapa Japan is essential reading for all citizens of our transcultural, transnational, boundless, borderless, beautifully mixed-up world.”
RUTH OZEKI AWARD-WINNING NOVELIST AND FILMMAKER; AUTHOR OF A TALE FOR THE TIME BEING
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WHAT IS THE HAPA JAPAN PROJECT?
It is part educational. Part genealogical. And all connected. Welcome to the HapaJapan.com website, a global hub of information for and about the mixed race and mixed roots Japanese community. The Hapa Japan Project is based at the University of Southern California's Ito Center and sponsors events, publications, and this website that features news stories, longer form articles, and interviews. In 2017, the project released the edited volumes, Hapa Japan (vol. 1 History and vol. 2 Identity and Representations).