Mixed race Japanese Americans or Hapas are expected to be the norm in the Japanese American community by 2020–less than 7 years away, reports the Rafu Shimpo.
By the next census, the majority of Japanese Americans will be multiracial. The Japanese American National Museum is recognizing this new reality with a special exhibition. Visible and Invisible explores the early history of Japanese American multi-racial families, the treatment of Hapas on both sides of the Pacific and a look at anti-miscegenation laws in the United States.
Nisei Week Queen Emily Folick enjoyed seeing so many fellow Hapas.
“I’ve never felt more at home,” she said.
You can read more about Visible and Invisible in the Rafu Shimpo.