Hafu is a journey of discovery into the complex multicultural experiences of people of mixed heritages in modern day Japan.
With the ever-increasing movement of people in this transnational age, there is a growing number of people of mixed heritage in Japan – some visible, others not. The film follows the lives of five hafus —the Japanese term for people who are half Japanese — as they explore what it means to be of multiple heritages in a nation that once proudly proclaimed itself to be mono-ethnic.
For some of these hafus, Japan is the only home they know. For others, living in Japan is an entirely new experience. And still others find themselves caught between two different worlds.