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The Hafu Project presents
Exhibition: Photography and Interviews

Natalie Maya Willer (Photographer)
Marcia Yumi Lise (Researcher)

7 August 2010 (Sat) - 29 August 2010 (Sun)
Tue-Thu & Sun 12:00-19:00
Fri&Sat 12:00-20:00

(Closed on Mondays and 14, 15, and 16 August )
Venue: 3331 Arts Chiyoda 6-11-14 Sotokanda, Chiyoda-Ku,Tokyo, 101-0021
Nearest station: 1 minute walk from Suehirocho station on the Tokyo Metro Ginza Line (exit 4)


The Hafu Project is a visual and sociological study & representation of the so-called “Hafu”s.
This is the first public exhibition in Japan.
The work provides an unfolding journey of discovery into the intricacies of what it is to be a hafu in modern day Japan
as well as on a global scale in a time where culture, nationhood and identity are increasingly fluid.


Public lecture "Nibun-no-ni (Two out of two)" vol 2

13 August (Fri) 19:00 – 22:00
Free event
Booking not necessary

This public lecture explores the complex nature of the identities and experiences of hafus.
The first part focuses on the making of the project and themes derived from the interviews.
In the second half we are inviting a guest speaker, also a hafu, to provide a valuable opportunity to explore the ways in which ethnic territory and identity are actually negotiated and defined.

Exclusive private tours

7 August 2010 (Sat) 3pm - 5pm
8 August 2010 (Sun) 3pm - 5pm
18 August 2010 (Wed) 6pm - 8pm
21 August 2010 (Sat) 3pm - 5pm
22 August 2010 (Sun) 3pm - 5pm

Come along to one of our exclusive private tours and an informal talk by the curators.
A maximum of 5 people may book on each of these tours so please book early!

"Hafu" & Diversity in Japan"
Free event

29 May 2010 (Saturday)
1:00pm - 5:30pm

Waseda University
Building 16, Room 305, Tokyo, Japan
No booking required


Hafu Kosodate Workshop for Parents
Free event

23 May 2010 (Sunday)
2pm - 5pm

Belgrave International Preschool
8th Floor, Ascend Meguro
1-3-27 Shimomeguro
Meguroku, Tokyo, Japan

Calling all parents in an international marriage where one partner is Japanese!!
An opportunity to share yourstories of raising a "hafu" in Japan as well as to hear the experiences of grown hafus!
Photographs available from our facebook page or the Japanese blog.

Kokusai Love Talk
+ Workshop
+ Networking party

10 February 2010 (Wed)
Opens at 6:30pm

Venue: Tokyo Salon (Las Chicas B1F)
Nearest station:Omotesando B2 exit
With booking: 3000 yen (1 drink included)
Without booking: 4000 yen (1 drink included))

Participate and win a prize of relationship counselling session (15000 yen worth)!

Love, that is, regardless of human development, an enteral theme in our lives.
No matter where you are from, we desire to to love and to be loved.

As we undergo changes, society diversifies and so as relationships.

This time around we are focusing on international marraige. We are inviting a couple of relationship counsellors to talk about the ways in which relationships are established and maintained in Japan and elsewhere.

There is also a brief workshop, which focuses on how we can improve our relationships with others. Come and join us to this love event and start connecting!

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