What it means to be a mixed-race model in Japan edition.cnn.com

posted by  banzaitokyo | 11¬†months, 1¬†week ago in Art & Culture

For 18-year-old model Rina Fukushi, Tokyo is home. But growing up as a mixed-race child in Japan wasn't always easy. With a Japanese-American father and a Filipina mother, Fukushi was one of a growing number of biracial individuals identifying as "hafu" -- a phonetic play on the English word "half."