is a H?fu ( , "half") Japanese language term used to refer to an individual born to one ethnic Japanese and one non-Japanese parent. A loanword from English, the term literally means "half," a reference to the individual's non-Japanese heritage.    While Japan remains one of the most homogeneous societies on the planet,  h?fu individuals are well represented in the media in Japan and abroad and recent studies estimate that 1 in 30 children born in Japan are born to interracial couples. 
- An Ainoko ( , lit. child in-between) ainoko is a Japanese person with a non-Japanese or , parent. It was historically often associated with discriminating sentiment. Almost never used today in Japan. gaijin ( , lit. foreigner)
- A Konketsuji ( , lit. mixed-blood child) konketsuji is a Japanese person with one non-Japanese parent. It is considered a derogatory term.  - A Kw?t? ( , lit. quarter) kw?t? is a Japanese person with one non-Japanese grandparent. The term is a loanword, based on the English word quarter and refers to an individual's 25%, or one quarter, non-Japanese ancestry.
In other languages
(also Afro-Asian ) - An Blasian Afro-Asian is an individual of Black African and Asian ancestry. Blasian, a portmanteau of Black and Asian, is a slang term and is regularly used among English speakers in North America.
(f. Ainoco ) - An Ainoca ainoco is an individual with one Japanese parent. The term is a loanword, based on the Japanese word and is used by ainoko ( , lit. multiracial) Portuguese speakers in Brazil and Pohnpeian speakers in Micronesia, both countries with a sizable Japanese populations.
- An Amerasian Amerasian is an individual of American and Asian, especially East Asian ancestry. Historically, the term referred to children born to local women and American servicemen stationed in East Asia during the Korean and Vietnam Wars. It should not be confused with Asian American, which describes an American citizen of full or partial Asian ancestry.
- A Eurasian Eurasian is an individual of White European and Asian ancestry.
- A Hapa hapa is an individual of mixed Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander, East Asian and/or Southeast Asian heritage. The term is a loanword, based on the English word half, as h?fu is, but, unlike h?fu, the term does not imply an individual is 50%, or half, of a certain race or ethnicity, only that they are mixed race. It is a Hawaiian term, used by English and Hawaiian speakers in Hawaii and California.
- A Mestiço de japonês mestiço de japonês (lit. Japanese mestiço) or miscigenado de japonês is an individual, usually an eurasiano, with one Japanese parent, i.e. a nipônico citizen, or a nipo-brasileiro. They are Portuguese terms, used in Brazil, but enjoy less popularity than ainoco and h?fu. - A Mestizo de japonés mestizo de japonés (lit. Japanese mestizo) is an individual with one Japanese parent. It is a Spanish term, used in Argentina and Mexico.
Prehistoric to feudal Japan
H?fu refers to a person who has one ethnic Japanese parent and one non-ethnic Japanese parent. The term ethnic Japanese refers to the Indigenous
Japanese people of the Japanese archipelago. Over the course of centuries the minority ethnic groups such as the Ainu and Ryukyuans were mostly assimilated into the Yamato population. Mixed race couples and thus h?fu people were rare in feudal Japan. There were mixed Asian couples between ethnic Japanese and other East and Southeast Asian peoples.
The most well-regarded theory is that present-day
Yamato Japanese are descendants of both the Indigenous J?mon people and the immigrant Yayoi people. The Yayoi were an admixture (1,000 BCE-300 CE) of migrants from  East Asia (mostly China and the Korean peninsula).
Modern mainland (Yamato) Japanese have less than 20% Jomon people's genomes.
In modern Japan, the term Yamato  minzoku is seen as antiquated for connoting racial notions that have been discarded in many circles since Japan's surrender in World War II. The term "  Japanese people" or even "Japanese-Japanese" are often used instead. 
anthropological studies indicate that the Ryukyuans are significantly related to the Ainu people and share the ancestry with the indigenous prehistoric J?mon period (pre 10,000-1,000 BCE) people, who arrived from Southeast Asia and with the Yamato people.    During the  Meiji period, the Ryukyuans distinct culture was suppressed by the Meiji government and faced forced assimilation. 
Early modern period
Edo period (1603-1867)
was a Chinese monarch and h?fu
William Adams, a navigator for the Dutch East India Company, settled in Japan in April 1600. He was ultimately granted the rank of samurai, one of the few non-Japanese to do so. He wed Oyuki (), a Japanese woman and together, they had two children, Joseph and Susanna, who were h?fu. 
Chinese military leader Chenggong Zhenga, historically known as
Koxinga (1624-1662), was h?fu, born in Japan to a Japanese mother and Chinese father and raised there until the age of seven, known by the Japanese given name, Fukumatsu. 
Meiji and Taish? period (1868-1926)
Since 1899, the
Ainu were increasingly marginalized. During a period of only 36 years, the Ainu went from being a relatively isolated group of people to having their land, language, religion and customs assimilated into those of the Japanese. Intermarriage between Japanese and  Ainu was actively promoted by the Ainu to lessen the chances of discrimination against their offspring. As a result, many Ainu are indistinguishable from their Japanese neighbors, but some Ainu Japanese are interested in traditional Ainu culture. 
Sh?wa period (post-war) (1945-1989)
The presence of the
United States Armed Forces in Japan and Asia saw the birth of many children born to American fathers; these children were called Amerasians. It's estimated that by 1952, anywhere from 5,000 to 10,000 Japanese children were fathered by American servicemen, with many of the children placed for adoption by their Japanese mothers due to the stigma of out-of-wedlock pregnancy and miscegenation and the struggles of supporting a child alone in post-war Japan. One orphanage, , in Seibo Aijien ( , Seibo Aijien, Our Lady of Lourdes Orphanage) Yokohama, run by Franciscan nuns, opened in 1946 and, by 1948, staff members were caring for 126 children fathered by American servicemen, by 1950 and 136 children.  A letter, dated 1948, detailed an incident of a malnourished infant born to a Japanese teenager whose American father refused to support for fear his wife would learn of his  extramarital affair. Another orphanage, opened in  ?iso by a Japanese woman named Miki Sawada, cared for more than 700 Amerasian children, none of whom were visited or supported by their American fathers. 
Heisei period (1989-2019)
Fashionable images of the half Japanese people have become prominent especially with the increased appearance of
h?fu in the Japanese media.  H?fu models are now seen on television or fill the pages of fashion magazines such as , Non-no and CanCam as often as newsreaders or celebrities. The appearance of Vivi h?fu in the media has provided the basis for such a vivid representation of them in the culture.  
One of the earliest terms referring to half Japanese was
ainoko, meaning a child born of a relationship between two races. It is still used in Latin America, most prominently Brazil (where spellings such as ainoco, ainoca (f.) and ainocô may be found), to refer to (broader Spanish sense of mixed race in general) or mestizo mestiço people of some Japanese ancestry. Nevertheless, it evolved to an umbrella term for Eurasian or mixed Asian/mestizo, Asian/black, Asian/Arab and Asian/indigenous heritage in general. At the same time it is possible for people with little Japanese or other Asian ancestry to be perceivable just by their phenotype to identify mostly as black, white or mestizo/pardo instead of ainoko, while people with about a quarter or less of non-Asian ancestry may identify just as Asian.
Soon this, too, became a taboo term due to its derogatory connotations such as illegitimacy and discrimination. What were central to these labels were the emphasis on "blood impurity" and the obvious separation of the half Japanese from the majority of Japanese. Some English-speaking parents of children of mixed ethnicity use the word "double."
 Amerasian is another term for children of mixed ancestry, especially those born to Japanese mothers and U.S. military fathers.
Of the one million children born in Japan in 2013, 2.2% had one or more non-Japanese parent.
According to the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare, one in forty-nine babies born in Japan today are born into families with one non-Japanese parent.  Most intermarriages in Japan are between Japanese men and women from other Asian countries, including China, the Philippines and South Korea.  Southeast Asia too, also has significant populations of people with half Japanese ancestry, particularly in  Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia and the Philippines.
In the 21st century, stereotyping and discrimination against h?fu occurs based on how different their identity, behaviour and appearance is from a typical Japanese person. The hafu of international marriages between Japanese and other Asians tend to blend in easier in Japanese society. They can have a
bicultural identity. Their foreign side could be suppressed in Japan's homogeneous culture.
The documentary film
was released in April 2013. It is about the experiences of five h?fu living in Japan. It deals with issues of identity, multiculturalism, relationships, hardship and stereotyping that they face. Hafu: The Mixed-Race Experience in Japan  
In September 2018,
Naomi Osaka is the first Japanese woman and h?fu to contest a Grand Slam singles final and the first Japanese Grand Slam singles champion. Naomi Osaka is the winner of the 2018 US Open Women's Singles.  
Reiwa period (2019-)
population is aging and decreasing due to the low birthrate in Japan. The fertility rate is about 1.44 children per woman (2019). This is far below the 2.1 children per woman that's required to maintain a stable population. Japan had 126.5 million people in 2018. The population of only Japanese nationals was 124.8 million in January 2019.  So there's an estimated 1.7 million foreign residents in Japan which is the highest to date. 2/3rd of all migrants come from China, South Korea, Vietnam and the Philippines. Currently 1 in 4 people is aged 65 and older in Japan. If the birthrate doesn't improve then there will be 1 in 3 old people by 2050.  
The percentage of h?fu is increasing, but it is still a minority in Japan. The
Government of Japan regards all naturalized Japanese citizens and native-born Japanese nationals with multi-ethnic background as Japanese. It doesn't distinguish based on their ethnicity. There's no official ethnicity census data. 
Famous h?fu individuals
describes an individual who is either the child of one Japanese and one non-Japanese parent or, less commonly, two half Japanese parents. Because the term is specific to individuals of ethnic Japanese ( H?fu ( , "half") Yamato) ancestry, individuals whose Japanese ancestry is not of ethnic Japanese origin, such as Zainichi Koreans (e.g. Crystal Kay Williams and Kiko Mizuhara) will not be listed.  This list is only for famous H?fu.
Arts and architecture
Business and economics
Kiyomi Angela Aki (born 1977), Japanese singer ( Italian American mother) 
Sayaka Akimoto (born 1988), Japanese television host and singer ( Filipino mother) 
Hayley Kiyoko Alcroft (born 1991), American actor and singer ( White American father) 
Devon Aoki (born 1982), American fashion model and daughter of Hiroaki Aoki ( White American mother) 
Minami Bages (born 1986), Japanese actor ( French father) 
Miki Berenyi (born 1967), English singer-songwriter and musician ( Hungarian father) 
Nichole Bloom (born 1989), American actor ( Irish American mother) 
Sarah Emi Bridcutt (born 1989), Japanese seiy? (Australian father) 
Asia Carrera (born 1973), American former pornographic actress (German father) 
Celeina Ann (born 1996), Japanese singer-songwriter (American mother) 
Ian Anthony Dale (born 1978), American actor ( American father) 
Marié Digby (born 1983), American singer-songwriter and musician ( Irish American father) 
Maya Erskine (born 1987), American actress (European-descent father) 
Ai Fairouz (born 1993), Japanese seiy? (Egyptian father) 
Yu Shirota Fernández (born 1985), Japanese actor and singer ( Spanish mother) 
Nicola Formichetti (born 1977), Japanese fashion director ( Italian father) 
Christopher Sean Friel (born 1985), American actor ( White American father) 
Jerry Fujio (born 1940), Japanese singer, actor, and tarento (British mother)
Nicole Fujita (born 1998), Japanese model and tarento ( European New Zealander father) 
Ayako Fujitani (born 1979), Japanese actress ( White American father)
Cary Joji Fukunaga (born 1977), American film director and screenwriter ( Swedish American mother)
Ailes Gilmour (1912-1993), Japanese-American dancer ( American mother)
Kimiko Glenn, (born 1989), American actress ( White American father) 
May "May J." Hashimoto (born 1988), Japanese singer ( Iranian mother) 
Emily Hatoyama (born 1955), Japanese former actor (Australian father) 
Matt Heafy (born 1986), American musician ( White American father)
Marie Helvin (born 1952), American fashion model ( White American parent) 
Amy Hill (born 1953), American actor and comedian ( Finnish American father) 
Hiroyuki Ikeuchi (born 1976), Japanese actor ( Salvadorian mother)
Juliana Imai (born 1985) Brazilian model (Euro-Brazilian mother)
Carrie Ann Inaba (born 1968), dance competition judge
Takamasa "Miyavi" Ishihara (born 1981), Japanese singer-songwriter and musician ( Korean father)
Mark Ishii (born 1991), Japanese seiyuu (Filipino mother) 
Iwa Moto (born 1988), Filipina reality television contestant (Filipina mother) 
Jay'ed (born 1981), Japanese R&B singer-songwriter ( Samoan- M?ori mother)
Koh Gabriel Kameda (born 1975), German violinist ( German mother) 
Rie Kaneko (born 1997), Japanese singer and model ( Spanish- Filipina mother)
Takeshi Kaneshiro (born 1973), Taiwanese- Japanese actor and singer ( Taiwanese mother)
Kangnam (born 1987), Korean-Japanese singer and television personality (Korean parent)
Rie Kaela Kimura (born 1984), Japanese singer ( British parent)
Subaru Kimura (born 1990), Japanese seiy? (German parent)
Karyn Kiyoko Kusama (born 1968), American filmmaker ( American parent)
Kylee (born 1994), Japanese singer ( British-American parent)
Christel Masami Takigawa Lardux (born 1977), Japanese television presenter ( French parent)
Ann Lewis (born 1956), Japanese singer ( American parent)
James Hiroyuki Liao (born 1985), American actor ( Taiwanese parent)
LiLiCo (born 1970), Swedish-Japanese personality (Swedish father) 
LISA (born 1974), Japanese singer (Colombian parent)
Mara Lopez (born 1991), Filipina actress and surfer (Filipina parent)
Loveli (born 1989), Japanese model and tarento (Filipino parent) 
MAA (born 1986), Japanese singer (American father) 
Jiro Manio (born 1992), Filipino actor (Filipina parent)
Emi Maria (born 1987), Japanese singer ( Papuan parent)
Y?saku Matsuda (1949 - 1989), Japanese actor ( Zainichi Korean parent)
Siti Nur Syatilla binti Amirol Melvin (born 1991), Malaysian actor and model ( Malay parent)
Ariana Miyamoto (born 1994), Japanese beauty pageant contestant and Miss Universe Japan 2015 ( African American parent)
George "Joji" Miller (born 1992), Japanese YouTuber ( Australian parent)
Mitski Miyawaki (born 1990), American singer-songwriter and musician ( American parent)
Sonoya Mizuno (born 1986), British actor and ballet dancer ( Argentine British parent)
Erena Mizusawa (born 1992), Japanese actor and model ( Korean parent)
Anna Murashige (born 1998), Japanese singer ( Russian parent)
Bobby Murray, American electric blues musician-songwriter (Irish father) 
Yukimi Eleanora Nagano (born 1982), Swedish singer-songwriter ( Swedish American parent)
Noemie Nakai (born 1990), Japanese actor-director ( French parent)
Megumi Nakajima (born 1989), Japanese seiy? ( Filipino parent)
Ayami Nakajo (born 1997), Japanese model ( British father) 
Yoichi Sai (born 1949), Japanese film director ( Zainichi Korean father)
Maiko Rivera Nakamura (born 1991), Japanese singer ( Spanish Filipino parent)
Helen Nishikawa (born 1946), Japanese TV presenter (American father)
Anza Ohyama (born 1976), Japanese actor and singer ( White South African parent)
Hannah O'Neill (born 1993), New Zealander ballet dancer (New Zealand father) 
Sono Osato (1919 - 2018), American dancer ( White Canadian parent)
Rina ?ta (born 1988), Japanese model ( Russian parent)
Alice Sara Ott (born 1988), Japanese pianist (German father) 
Mona Asuka Ott (born 1991), German pianist (German father) 
Kana Oya (born 1987), Brazilian-Japanese model (Brazilian parent)
Louis Ozawa Changchien (born 1975), American actor ( Taiwanese parent)
Maria Ozawa (born 1986), Japanese AV idol ( French Canadian father) 
Pile (born 1988), Japanese seiyu (Korean mother) 
Ryan Potter (born 1995), American actor ( Jewish American parent)
Rebecca "Becky" Rabone (born 1984), Japanese tarento ( British parent)
Sabrina Sato Rahal (born 1981), Brazilian television presenter ( Swiss- Lebanese parent)
Rikako Sasaki (born 2001), Japanese singer ( Filipino parent)
Erika Sawajiri (born 1986), Japanese actor and singer ( Pied-Noir mother) 
Ayana Shahab (born 1997), Indonesian singer ( Arab Indonesian father) 
Michael "Mike" Shinoda (born 1977), American musician and co-founder of the rock band Linkin Park ( American parent)
Alan Shirahama (born 1993), Japanese actor and DJ ( Filipino parent)
Maryjun Takahashi (born 1987), Japanese actress and model (Filipino parent)
Yu Takahashi (born 1993), Japanese actress and model (Filipino parent)
Cyril Takayama (born 1973), American magician ( Moroccan French parent)
Tina Tamashiro (born 1997), Japanese actor and model ( American parent)
Tetsuji Tamayama (born 1980), Japanese actor ( Korean parent)
Brian Tee (born Jaebeom Takata; 1977), American actor ( Zainichi Korean parent)
Akiko Thomson (born 1974), Filipina television host, journalist and swimmer (American father)
Stephanie Nonoshita Topalian (born 1987), American singer ( Armenian American parent)
Reina Triendl (born 1992), Japanese actor and tarento ( German parent)
Anna Tsuchiya (born 1984), Japanese singer ( Polish American parent)
Eiji Wentz (born 1985), Japanese actor and singer ( German American parent) Priyanka Yoshikawa (born 1994), Japanese beauty pageant contestant and Miss World Japan 2016 ( Indian Bengali parent)
News and media
Chiang Wei-kuo (1916-1997), Kuomintang figure and adopted son of Chiang Kai-shek, ( Chinese father)
Richard Nikolaus Eijiro von Coudenhove-Kalergi (1894 - 1972), Austrian nobleman and founder of the Paneuropean Union ( Austro-Hungarian father) 
Irina Mutsuovna Khakamada (born 1955), Russian politician ( Armenian-Russian mother) 
Liao Liou-yi (born 1947), Taiwanese politician (Taiwanese father) 
Kinjiro Matsudaira (1885 - 1963), American inventor and politician ( American mother) 
Renh? Murata (born Lien-fang Hsieh; 1967), Japanese politician ( Taiwanese father) 
Masa Nakayama (1891 - 1976), Japanese politician (American father) 
Masao Nakayama (1941 - 2011), Micronesian politician and diplomat (Micronesian mother)  
Tosiwo Nakayama (1931 - 2007), President of the Federated States of Micronesia (Micronesian mother) 
Kartika Sari Dewi Soekarnoputri (born 1967), daughter of President of Indonesia Sukarno ( Indonesian father)  Denny Tamaki (born Dennis Tamaki; born 1959), Japanese politician ( American father) 
Science and technology
Mashu "Matthew" Baker (born 1994), Japanese judoka ( American parent)
Abdul Hakim Sani Brown (born 1999), Japanese sprinter ( Ghanaian parent)
Asuka "Aska" Cambridge (born 1993), Japanese track and field sprinter ( Afro-Jamaican father) 
Bryan Clay (born 1980), American decathlete ( African American parent)
Taro Daniel (born 1993), Japanese tennis player ( White American parent)
Farid Yu Darvishsefat (born 1986), Japanese baseball player ( Iranian parent)
Roderick Genki Dean (born 1991), Japanese javelin thrower ( British parent)
Christa Deguchi (born 1995), Canadian judoka ( Canadian parent)
Marcos Sugiyama Esteves (born 1973), Japanese volleyball player ( Afro-Brazilian parent)
Jeremy Guthrie (born 1979), American baseball player ( White American parent)
Rui Hachimura (born 1998), Japanese basketball player ( Beninese parent)
Charlton Atlee Hammaker (born 1958), American MLB pitcher ( German American parent)
Hirokane Harima (born 1998), Hong Kong professional footballer (Hong Kong parent)
Aria Jasour Hasegawa (born 1988), Japanese footballer ( Iranian parent)
Ryuju Hino (born 1995), Japanese figure skater ( Russian parent)
Omichi Hisashi (born 1992), Japanese sumo wrestler (Filipino mother) 
Keston Hiura (born 1996), American baseball player ( Chinese parent)
Rika Hongo (born 1996), Japanese figure skater ( British parent)
Tomohiko Hoshina (born 1987), Filipino-Japanese judoka (Filipina parent)
Dan Howbert (born 1987), Japanese footballer (Liberian father) 
Pat Hurst (born 1969), American professional golfer (German-American father) 
Lynne Hutchison (born 1994), British rhythmic gymnast ( British parent)
Hideki Irabu (1969 - 2011), Japanese baseball player ( American parent)
Travis Ishikawa (born 1983), American baseball player ( White American parent)
Stefan Daisuke Ishizaki (born 1982), Swedish footballer ( Swedish parent)
Arata Izumi (also known as Neelkanth Narendra Khambholja; born 1982), Indian-Japanese footballer ( Gujarati parent)
Eddie Jones (born 1960), Australian rugby union coach ( Australian father) 
Takehiko Kanagoki (1914-1992), Japanese basketball player and Olympic Games contestant. 
Paul Tetsuhiko Kariya (born 1974), Canadian ice hockey player ( Scottish Canadian parent)
Colin Killoran (born 1992), Japanese footballer (Irish parent)
Niall Killoran (born 1992), Japanese footballer (Irish parent)
Sachio Kinugasa, Japanese baseball player (African American parent)
Kane Kosugi (born 1974), American martial artist ( Chinese parent)
Kyle Larson (born 1992), American stock car racing driver ( White American parent)
Eun-ju Lee (born 1998), South Korean gymnast ( Korean parent)
Sean Ono Lennon (born 1975), American musician and child of Yoko Ono and John Lennon ( British parent)
Michael "Mike" Lum (born 1946), American baseball player ( American parent)
Lyoto Machida (born 1978), Brazilian mixed martial artist ( European Brazilian parent)
Hikaru Minegishi (born 1991), Filipino footballer (Filipina parent) 
Artemio Murakami (born 1983), Filipino professional golfer (Filipina parent)
Koji Alexander Murofushi (born 1974), Japanese hammer thrower and Olympic medalist and child of Shigenobu Murofushi ( Romanian parent)
Yuka Murofushi (born 1977), Japanese hammer and discus thrower and child of Shigenobu Murofushi ( Romanian parent)
Issey Nakajima-Farran (born 1984), Canadian footballer ( White Zimbabwean parent)
Hikaru Nakamura (born 1987), chess grandmaster ( American parent)
Micheal Yoshihide Nakamura (born 1976), Australian baseball player ( Australian parent)
Kodo Nakano (born 1993), Filipino judoka (Filipina parent)
K?ki Naya (1940 - 2013), Japanese sumo wrestler, 48th yokozuna ( Ukrainian parent)
Sadaharu Oh (born 1940), Chinese baseball player ( Chinese parent)
Katelyn Ohashi (born 1997), American artistic gymnast ( German American parent ) 
Apolo Ohno (born 1982), American speed skater and Olympic medalist ( White American parent)
Naomi Osaka (born 1997), Japanese tennis player ( Afro-Haitian father)
Satoshi ?tomo (born 1981), Filipino-Japanese footballer (Filipina parent)
Allison Reed (born 1994), American ice dancer (American parent)
Cathy Reed (born 1987), Japanese ice dancer (American parent)
Chris Reed (born 1989), Japanese ice dancer (American parent)
David "Dave" Roberts (born 1972), American baseball player ( African American parent)
G?toku Sakai (born 1991), Japanese footballer ( German parent)
Daisuke Sato (born 1994), Filipino-Japanese professional footballer (Filipina parent)
Erika Sema (born 1988), Japanese tennis player ( French parent)
Yurika Sema (born 1986), Japanese tennis player ( French parent)
Ryu Shichinohe (born 1988), Japanese judoka ( Belgian parent)
Erika "Aja Kong" Shishido (born 1970), Japanese wrestler ( African American parent)
David Jiménez Silva (born 1986), Spanish footballer ( Spanish mother) 
Yuki Richard Stalph (born 1984), German footballer ( German mother) 
Miki Sudo (born 1985), American competitive eater ( European-American parent) 
Noboru Sugai (born 1949), Japanese golfer (Russian mother) 
Musashi Suzuki (born 1994), Japanese footballer ( Afro-Jamaican father) 
Yuji Takahashi (born 1993), Japanese footballer (Filipino mother) 
Akira Takayasu (born 1990), Japanese sumo wrestler (Filipino mother) 
Cayman Togashi (born 1993), Japanese footballer ( Turkish-American mother) 
Chiaki Tone (born 1992), Japanese baseball player (Filipino mother) 
Moyuka Uchijima (born 2001), Japanese tennis player (Malaysian mother) 
Ken Uston (1935-1987), American author and card counter (Austrian mother) 
Wilbur Donald "Don" Wakamatsu (born 1963), American baseball player ( Irish American mother) 
Rex Walters (born 1970), American basketball player ( White father) 
Kiyomi Watanabe (born 1996), Japanese-Filipina judoka (Filipina mother) 
Don Wilson (born 1954), American kickboxer ( American father) 
Aaron Wolf (born 1996), Japanese judoka ( American father)
Maharu Yoshimura (born 1993), Japanese table tennis player (Filipina mother)  Ichiro Young (born 1998), Japanese sumo wrestler (African American father) 
H?fu in popular culture
In a wider sense, the word can be used to describe a child between any combination of mixed parents. For example "
Meghan Markle is a h?fu between a Black and a White".
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