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A Racial Criteria: Love, Family and Long-Term Consequences

Leah Nanako Winkler

Now, more than ever, we have the technology and freedom to manufacture and accommodate the specificity of our chosen families and social networks. In a mix-match world of diversity, tolerance, racism and cultural cluelessness, is love really blind when it comes long-term commitments? Or is it just a matter of …

Analyze My Face: Hapas, exoticism and the entertainment industry

Leah Nanako Winkler

I have hazel eyes. My skin is pale, my nose is tall and my hips are hopelessly wide. At first glance there is nothing about me, or so I am constantly told, that looks remotely Japanese. This is why he wanted to take me out of the shot. I heard …

Quarter Life Identity Crisis

Leah Nanako Winkler

My quarter life identity crisis began out of nowhere on the late night G train back to Bedford Stuyvesent. Four stops away from my apartment I am suddenly plagued by an overwhelming sense of bittersweet loneliness and deep-rooted frustration. All I can do is dig out my journal from my …

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Leah is a first generation hapa from Lexington, Kentucky by way of Kamkura, Japan.
She is a writer/director based in Brooklyn, New York and contributes to Discover Nikkei through the A/P/A institute at NYU. Aside from DN, she is an artistic director and a founder of Everywhere Theatre Group ( She is also working on a book on hapa identity. She loves hearing from people at

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