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02-27-2009, 12:02 AM

how far back can one say to be a certain ethnicity. speaking generations. 3 or 4 generations back or only direct parents? I learned it was my grandfather who was half Japanese but strictly wants to be known as Korean. I still consider myself Korean/Mexican primarily as i am not sure if I can claim to be Japanese.

Its good to hear that in japan its tolerated.
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02-27-2009, 12:14 AM

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how far back can one say to be a certain ethnicity. speaking generations. 3 or 4 generations back or only direct parents? I learned it was my grandfather who was half Japanese but strictly wants to be known as Korean. I still consider myself Korean/Mexican primarily as i am not sure if I can claim to be Japanese.

Its good to hear that in japan its tolerated.
I guess as long as you feel it's relevant and you sincerely identify with a certain ethnicity or nationality then it's your right to claim it.
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02-27-2009, 12:26 AM

Its not so much the relevancy of it, its just helps me understand my ancestry =D. It really puts a new spin on that whole "Korea doesn't like Japan and vice versa" thing for me though.

Anyone else have experience with mixed race children or being mixed themselves?
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02-27-2009, 12:29 AM

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Its not so much the relevancy of it, its just helps me understand my ancestry =D. It really puts a new spin on that whole "Korea doesn't like Japan and vice versa" thing for me though.
aaah.. gotcha

Yeah it is interesting to learn
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02-27-2009, 12:48 AM

I see mixed raced kids all the time in school. And I'm dating a Japanese woman. No kids though :-/


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02-27-2009, 04:32 AM

Erm, I`m Caucasian and have been married to a Japanese man for 8 years now... And we have a son who is half.

What is it you specifically want to know?


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Erm, I`m Caucasian and have been married to a Japanese man for 8 years now... And we have a son who is half.

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Ahhhh that's so cute! I hope that happens to me me soon. Except...you know, the other way around.

Congratulations on 8 years, by the way. That's incredible


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Congratulations on 8 years, by the way. That's incredible
Really? I was sort of under the impression that marriage was supposed to be a lifetime commitment...

Thank you for the congratulations though. We`re in our 9th year now.


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Really? I was sort of under the impression that marriage was supposed to be a lifetime commitment...

Thank you for the congratulations though. We`re in our 9th year now.
That's exactly what it's supposed to be. But unfortunately it's drifted away from that.


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ooh wow! thats great to hear! awww i bet he looks so cute! what is his name??? do you live in Japan??
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