HAFU (ハーフ)

This past Saturday, I had the wonderful opportunity to watch HAFU, a documentary on the mixed-race experience in Japan.  Directed, produced, and filmed by Megumi Nishikura and Lara Perez Takagi, HAFU followed five “Hafu” – the Japanese term for a half-Japanese person –throughout their daily lives in Japan. 

Cosplay Breakdown: Maya Amano

A friend of mine came to me and asked if I would cosplay Persona 2 with her. I love being part of cosplay groups with friends as well as cosplaying from a series I really like. Persona 2 isn’t as popular or as well known as Persona 3 and 4, but its an extremely fantastic game that deserves more attention from the hardcore JRPG fans.

Live Your Dream: The Taylor Anderson Story (2013)

Directed by Regge Life, renowned filmmaker and founder of Global Film Network Inc., Live your Dream: the Taylor Anderson Story is about the life of Taylor Anderson, a JET Assistant Language Teacher based in Miyagi Prefecture from 2008 to 2011. The film offers glimpses of her life through personal accounts from her loved ones and is laced with emotional reflections, vivid photos, and jovial home movies. Unfortunately, Taylor met an untimely end caused by the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami on March 11, 2011. In light of the tragedy, the film sends a message of hope, optimism, and encouragement for all to follow their hearts and chase their dreams.


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