Wed, February 22, 2017
4:00 PM – 6:00 PM PST

Hapa Japan Film Screenings: "Born With It" & NHK Series: "Mixed Roots," Episode 1

Stick around after the films for a conversation with Born with It actor Dadie Takasugi and Film Director Emmanuel Osei-Kuffour as well as a discussion with the NHK documentary subjects—the Yano Brothers (Michael, David, and Sanshiro).
Eventbrite - Hapa Japan Film Screenings: "Born With It" & NHK Series: "Mixed Roots," Episode 1
Wed, February 22, 2017
6:30 PM – 9:00 PM PST

Hapa Japan Day 1 Reception Catered by Sita Kuratomi Bhaumik and Jam Session with Kat McDowell and the Yano Brothers

Taste the creations of San Francisco-based "food artist" Sita Kuratomi Bhaumik. Then rock out at a jam session featuring musicians Kat McDowell and the Yano Brothers.
Eventbrite - Hapa Japan Day 1 Reception Catered by Sita Kuratomi Bhaumik and Jam Session with Kat McDowell and the Yano Brothers
Thu, February 23, 2017
3:00 PM – 5:00 PM PST

Hapa Japan Film Screenings: "Rising Sun, Rising Soul" & "Fall Seven Times, Get Up Eight: The Japanese War Brides"

The screening of these two films will be followed by a panel discussion with Monique Yamaguchi, Velina Hasu Houston, Kathryn Tolbert and Megumi Nishikura.
Eventbrite - Hapa Japan Film Screenings: "Rising Sun, Rising Soul" & "Fall Seven Times, Get Up Eight: The Japanese War Brides"
Thu, February 23, 2017
5:00 PM – 9:00 PM PST

Hapa Japan Day 2 Reception, Interview with Fashion Model Marie Nakagawa, and Jam Session with Meiko and Kris Roche

A conversation with Ed Sumoto (Mixed Roots Japan) and Fashion Model Marie Nakagawa (Asics, Levis, and Japan's former representative for Asia's Next Top Model) followed by Hapa Japan Jam Session II featuring Kris Roche and Meiko.
Eventbrite - Hapa Japan Day 2 Reception, Interview with Fashion Model Marie Nakagawa, and Jam Session with Meiko and Kris Roche
Fri, Feb 24, 2017, 9:00 AM to
Sun, Feb 26, 2017, 7:00 PM PST

Critical Mixed Race Studies Conference

Days 3, 4, and 5 of the Hapa Japan Festival will be held in conjunction with the national Critical Mixed Race Studies Conference which the USC Shinso Ito Center is honored to host this year. This year’s conference explores issues in trans (gender, gressions, migrations, racial) fifty years after Loving v. Virginia, the U.S. Supreme Court case overturning laws against interracial marriage. For Hapa Japan-related panels, click on the details and registration below. A complete list of all panels can be found on the CMRS website.
Eventbrite - Critical Mixed Race Studies Conference (2/24-2/26)
Fri, February 24, 2017
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM PST

Mixed Roots Stories LIVE Performance

Co-Sponsored by Mixed Roots Stories & the USC School of Cinematic Arts
A unique collection of live mixed media performances including "Eat to Japanese" by Fred Sasaki from Poetry Magazine. Mixed Roots Stories will open the 4th CMRS conference with featured live performances by well-known and emerging artists from around the country.
Eventbrite - Mixed Roots Stories LIVE Performance
Sat, February 25, 2017
7:00 PM – 10:30 PM PST

Hapa Japan Concert: Kina Grannis, Marié Digby, Kris Roche, and Andy Suzuki & the Method

A special exclusive concert featuring musicians Kina Grannis, Marié Digby, Kris Roche, and Andy Suzuki & The Method.
Eventbrite - Hapa Japan Concert: Kina Grannis, Marié Digby, Kris Roche, and Andy Suzuki & the Method
Sun, February 26, 2017
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM PST

Closing Session with Film Screening of "Mixed Match"

Co-Sponsored by Kaya Students for Independent Publishing
Mixed Match (2016) is an important human story told from the perspective of mixed race blood cancer patients who are forced to reflect on their multiracial identities and complex genetics as they struggle with a nearly impossible search to find bone marrow donors, all while exploring what role race plays in medicine.
Eventbrite - Closing Session with Film Screening of "Mixed Match"