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Hapa Japan Scholarly Conference Part 1

Hapa Japan Scholarly Conference Part 1

Hapa Japan 2013 Festival / Sawyer Seminar III Capstone Conference

  • Date:
    Friday, April 5, 2013
  • Time:
    9:00 AM to 4:30 PM
  • Campus:
    University Park Campus
  • Venue:
    Davidson Conference Center (DCC)
  • Room:
    Board Room
  • Cost:
    Free

Description:


9:00-9:15AM  WELCOME REMARKS BY CONFERENCE CONVENOR
Duncan Williams (USC)


9:15-10:30AM
SESSION 1 - THE MULTIPLICITY OF IDENTITIES

“From Hapa to Haafu: Reconstructing Mixed Race Japanese Migrant Identities in Japan”
Jane H. Yamashiro (USC)

Shima Haafu, Tokyo Haafu, American Half”
Akemi Johnson (writer)

Respondent: Stephen Murphy-Shigematsu (Stanford University)


10:30-10:45AM  COFFEE BREAK


10:45AM-12:00PM
SESSION 2 - YOUTH AND MIXED-RACE IN CONTEMPORARY JAPAN

“Negotiating the Meanings of Being ‘Haafu’: The Case of Japanese-Pakistani Mixed Children”
Masako Kudo (Kyoto Women’s University)

“Mixed-ethnic ‘Haafu’ Teens in Japan Deconstructing Social Positions as ‘Marked’ and ‘Foreign’”
Laurel Kamada (Tohoku University)

Respondent: Jane H. Yamashiro (USC)


12:00-1:15PM  LUNCH BREAK


1:15-2:15PM
SESSION 3 - FROM KANSAI TO NEW ENGLAND: A MULTIRACIAL MAN'S JOURNEY

“Using Mixed-Race Oral History to Understand the Post-World War II Period”
Lily Anne Yumi Welty (UCLA)
Interview of Karl Lippincott


2:15-2:30PM  COFFEE BREAK


2:30-4:15PM
SESSION 4 - A ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION OF COMMUNITY-BASED ORGANIZATIONS: HISTORY AND PROSPECTS

Athena Asklipiadis
(Mixed Marrow)
Natalie Mfaume (The Hafu Project)
Ed Sumoto (Mixed Roots Japan)
Ken Tanabe (Loving Day)
Respondent: George Kich (Founder, I-Pride)


4:15-4:30PM  CLOSING DISCUSSION


Co-Sponsored by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation John E. Sawyer Seminars at USC and Kyoto University