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.

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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
“An important collection of scholarly essays, bringing together new voices and some of the true pioneers of the field.”
Kip Fulbeck
Professor of Art, University of California, Santa Barbara; Artist, Filmmaker, and Author


It is part educational. Part genealogical. And all connected.

Welcome to the HapaJapan.com website, the world's largest online database, network, and community of Hapa Japanese people. Each day, people of mixed race and mixed roots Japanese heritage sign up for the Hapa Japan website to discover, learn, and connect with others from around the world. The website is hosted by the Hapa Japan Database Project, a research initiative at the University of Southern California's Ito Center dedicated to the global study of mixed-race and mixed-roots Japanese people. The project consists of an event series, 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) - check out http://kaya.com/books/hapa-japan-history-volume-1/ and http://kaya.com/books/hapa-japan-identities-volume-2/