Half Rife

Addition to Japan Blog Directory

New Blog: Half Rife

The Japanese often refer to people of mixed descent as “haafu” (half). Not half-Japanese, or half-something, just half. It’s as if they don’t realize that the word half means hanbun (half-of-something). Maybe I should go around referring to Japanese as jyuubun, literally ten parts of something or whole. My life is rife with this. Or is it my rife is life with this?

About the author of this Japan blog

Half-Japanese, Half-African-American, perpetual graduate student living in an old house on a hill somewhere in Kobe.

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