Having a conversation in different languages 💬

A lot of things for halfies are very “mixed”. One of those things is languages. For most of the halfies that I know personally, a lot of them are bilingual or even multilingual. I personally, can speak Japanese and english. I live in japan so I use Japanese frequently enough and my parents speak it…… Continue reading Having a conversation in different languages 💬

❤️Valentines Day in Japan❤️

Strangely, in Japan the tradition of men gifting women chocolates is flipped around, women gift men chocolate here. And as women are gifting it, it becomes a huge deal in Japan. In Japanese schools, middle school and high school especially, teenagers will make heart shaped chocolates or cookies and gift them to boys in their…… Continue reading ❤️Valentines Day in Japan❤️

🚫What not to do when you visit (logan paul)🚫

This is probably not as relevant anymore however, after recent events I thought I should mention this at least once. Im going to write this in 2 parts as Logan Pauls visit to Japan was extremely troubling. In early January, I was in the UK and the first thing on my phone when my flight…… Continue reading 🚫What not to do when you visit (logan paul)🚫

Meeting up in Tokyo

Meeting up with friends or family in Tokyo is difficult. Depending on where in Tokyo, it can possibly be a lot worse. Shibuya, for example, is a busy part of Tokyo and it can be really stressful unless you’re specific. The great thing about Tokyo, especially tourist areas (Shibuya, Asakusa, Shinjuku etc..) have many places…… Continue reading Meeting up in Tokyo

🎄Christmas in Japan🎄

Christmas isn’t properly celebrated in Japan, and here is why. Japan isn’t necessarily a christian country (roughly only 1% of the population is Christian)and the tradition of Christmas was brought to Japan by America. So christmas is really a foreign tradition brought here and is widely accepted. But there are many things about Christmas that…… Continue reading 🎄Christmas in Japan🎄

Early exposure to race in Japan

In a country like Japan where racial diversity isn’t as evident as places like America or the United Kingdom, children aren’t exposed to the concept of race, physically for a long time. Many white people are used in advertising here in Japan, so children will see them, but its just a picture. When you’re mixed…… Continue reading Early exposure to race in Japan

Biracial representation

I figured that in western culture especially, you don’t come across too many biracial pop culture icons or role models for young biracial people. When I was growing up, I was lucky enough to have many friends who are also biracial. (Most of my friends are white and asian). In japan it is becoming more…… Continue reading Biracial representation