A F E S T I VA L C E L E B R AT I N G M I X E D - R A C E A N D M I X E D - R O O T S J A PA N E S E P E O P L E A N D C U L T U R EPresented by the Hapa Japan Database Project and the USC Center for Japanese Religions and Culture
DAY 1 | TUESDAY, APRIL 2 USC BOVARD AUDITORIUM ¼ MIXING IT UP: [IDENTITY AND MUSIC] INNOVATION A USC VISION AND VOICES EVENT Performances by Kina Grannis, Justin Nozuka, and Gow Crossing boundaries, taking risks, making music, and redeﬁning identity –“Mixing It Up: [Identity and Music] Innovation” showcases a broad range of diverse talent from mixed-race 7:30-9:30PM artists in an exciting evening concert. Musical performances from popular YouTube artist and USC alum Kina Grannis, Japanese-Canadian singer-songwriter Justin Nozuka, and Gow (from the Japan-based group Genez) will be integrated with interactive conversation with USC’s Duncan Williams about their cultural roots and mixed identity, experimentation with innovative technology and music making outlets, and the risks and challenges they have faced in building their careers in inventive ways.DAY 2 | WEDNESDAY, APRIL 3 JAPAN FOUNDATION LA 5700 WILSHIRE BOULEVARD, LA7:00PM FILM SCREENINGS: A DOUBLE FEATURE CO-SPONSORED BY THE JAPAN FOUNDATION, LOS ANGELES Found in Translation (2005) and The Power of Two (2011) A Post-Screening Discussion with Found in Translation director, Masahiko Fox, and The Power of Two subjects, Anabel “Ana” Mariko Stenzel and Isabel “Isa” Stenzel ByrnesDAY 3 | THURSDAY, APRIL 4 EAST WEST PLAYERS THEATER 120 JUDGE JOHN AISO STREET, LA2:00-5:30PM BOOK FAIR Featuring Asian American Literary Review, Kaya Press, Loving Day, Mixed Marrow, Multiracial Americans of Southern California, and various Hapa Japanese authors4:00-5:30PM LITERARY PANEL CO-SPONSORED BY THE ASIAN AMERICAN LITERARY REVIEW AND KAYA PRESS Ruth Ozeki, author of A Tale for the Time Being, winner of the Kiriyama Prize for My Year of Meats, and winner of the American Book Award for All Over Creation Sesshu Foster, author of City Terrace Field Manual, winner of the Believer Book Award for Atomik Aztex, winner of the American Book Award for World Ball Notebook Velina Hasu Houston, USC Professor of Theater; playwright of Tea, Asa Ga Kimashita, Calling Aphrodite, Messy Utopia, Calligraphy, The DNA Trail, and editor of The Politics of Life and But Still, Like Air, I’ll Rise Carlos Yushimito de Valle, author of El Mago, Las Islas, Madureira sabe, Equis. X, Lecciones para un niño que llega tarde; selected by Granta as one of 22 best Spanish-language writers under 358:00-9:30PM COMEDY NIGHT Performances by KT Tatara, Anna Suzuki, Samantha Chanse, and Daniel Nainan
DAY 4 | FRIDAY, APRIL 5 USC BOARD ROOM, DAVIDSON CONFERENCE CENTERSCHOLARLY CONFERENCECO-SPONSORED BY THE MELLON FOUNDATION SAWAYER SEMINARS AT USC AND KYOTO UNIVERSITY9:00-9:15AM 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 BREAK10:45AM-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 BREAK1:15-2:15PM SESSION 3 - FROM KANSAI TO NEW ENGLAND: A MULTIRACIAL MANS JOURNEY “Using Mixed-Race Oral History to Understand the Post-World War II Period” Lily Anne Yumi Welty (UCLA) Interview of Karl Lippincott2:15-2:30PM COFFEE BREAK2:30-4:15PM 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 JAPANESE AMERICAN NATIONAL MUSEUM 100 NORTH CENTRAL AVE, LA L.A. PREMIERE OF HAFU: THE FILM7:30PM CO-SPONSORED BY THE JAPAN FOUNDATION, LOS ANGELES Hafu: The Film—A Documentary Film about the Experiences of Mixed-Japanese (2012) and a Post-Screening Discussion with Hafu: The Film directors Lara Takagi Perez and Megumi Nishikura
DAY 5 | SATURDAY, APRIL 6 USC BOARD ROOM, DAVIDSON CONFERENCE CENTER ¾SCHOLARLY CONFERENCECO-SPONSORED BY THE MELLON FOUNDATION SAWAYER SEMINARS AT USC AND KYOTO UNIVERSITY9:00-10:15AM SESSION 5 - JAPANESE-BRAZILIAN MIXED-RACE REALITIES “Lost in Japan: Representations of Japanese-Brazilian Children” Zelideth María Rivas (Marshall University) “Mestiça and/or Haafu: Japanese-Brazilian Women and Their Mixed-Race Bodies Questioned in Brazil and Japan” Tamaki Watarai (Aichi Prefectural University) Discussant: Lily Anne Yumi Welty (UCLA)10:15-10:30AM COFFEE BREAK10:30-12:00PM SESSION 6 - FILM SCREENINGS Trailer for Mixed Match (Director, Jeff Chiba Stearns; Associate Producer, Athena Asklipiadis) Documentary – Neither Here Nor There (2011; Director, Ema Ryan Yamazaki) Screenings followed by discussion with the ﬁlmmakers12:00-1:15PM LUNCH BREAK1:15-2:30PM SESSION 7 - HAPA JAPANESE VISUAL ARTS: A ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION ON ART AND IDENTITY “Creative Identities: Transformative Hapa Japanese Artists” Yasuko Takezawa (Kyoto University) With Featured Artist Presentations by Laura Kina and Shizu Salamando2:30-2:45PM COFFEE BREAK2:45-4:15PM SESSION 8 - READING RACE: REPRESENTATIONS OF MIXED-RACE JAPANESE “Hapa Covers: Japanese Enka and Its Mixed-Race African American Star” Christine Yano (University of Hawaii) “America’s Forgotten Children: Representations of American-Japanese Mixed Race Children in Post-WWII Japan” Sayuri Arai (University of Illinois) “Manga or Marvel?: Multiracial Japanese/American Visual Narrative in Indy Comics” LeiLani Nishime (University of Washington) Discussant: Cynthia Nakashima (co-editor of The Sum of Our Parts)4:15-4:30PM CLOSING DISCUSSION JAPANESE AMERICAN NATIONAL MUSEUM 100 NORTH CENTRAL AVE, LA OPENING RECEPTION FOR THE “VISIBLE AND INVISIBLE: A HAPA JAPANESE AMERICAN HISTORY” EXHIBIT A COLLABORATION BETWEEN THE HAPA JAPAN DATABASE PROJECT, THE USC CENTER FOR7:30-9:00PM JAPANESE RELIGIONS AND CULTURE, AND THE JAPANESE AMERICAN NATIONAL MUSEUM Featuring a performance by singer/songwriter, Meiko Co-curators: Cynthia Nakashima, Lily Anne Yumi Welty, Duncan Williams Remarks by Greg Kimura (CEO/President, JANM) and Duncan Williams (USC) MC: Emily Folick (Los Angeles Nisei Queen)
REGISTRATION OPENS MONDAY, JANUARY 7, 2013 To register for the event, visit www.hapajapan.com SPONSORS Consulate General of Japan Los Angeles The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation A Japan-based Global Study of Racial Representations John E. Sawyer Seminars at USC (Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (S)) SUPPORTING ORGANIZATIONS MEDIA SPONSORAsian American Literary Review East West Players The Hafu Project Kaya Press Loving Day Mixed Marrow Mixed Roots Japan Multiracial Americans of Southern California For more information, contact the Hapa Japan team at firstname.lastname@example.org.