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Additional Celebrities?
#1
I can't find this topic, so I'm creating this thread.



Just wanted somewhere where users can suggest additions to the famous halvsies list.



Here's my addition to the list just off the top of my head:



Fujiko Hemming - music - Pianist

[url="http://www.fujiko-hemming.com/global/profile/index.html"]http://www.fujiko-hemming.com/global/profile/index.html[/url]



Koji Murofushi - sports - Olympic hammer thrower for Japan. Japanese Father was also Olympic hammer thrower for Japan, Romanian mother was Olympic javelin thrower for Romania. [url="http://www2.aia.pref.aichi.jp/voice/no11/11_local_voice.html"]http://www2.aia.pref.aichi.jp/voice/no11/11_local_voice.html[/url]



Ivonne Kanazawa - sports - Olympic hurdles runner for Japan in the 90s



Yu Darvish (sp?) - sports - Japanese mother, Iranian father (soccer player). Ace pitcher for Tohoku highschool baseball team. He's been competing at the super high-profile National Highschool Baseball Championships at Koshien the last couple of years.



Robert Cullen - sports - Japanese mother, North Irish father. Striker for Ichiritsu Funabashi highschool soccer team. Won the National Youth Soccer Championship this year, also represented Japan in a youth level game.



Also, Namie Amuro has just released a new album called Style.

[url="http://www.amazon.co.jp/exec/obidos/ASIN/B0000DJW3F/qid=1072196279/sr=1-1/ref=sr_1_2_1/249-0138692-6135546"]http://www.amazon.co.jp/exec/obidos/ASIN/B...0138692-6135546[/url]



Will try to look for their details when it's not 2am JST <img src='http://www.halvsie.com/forums/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/tongue.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='Tongue' />
Japanese hockey, Asian sports and whatnot:

[url="http://jhockey.wordpress.com/"]http://jhockey.wordpress.com/[/url]
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#2
i believe, doug robb from hoobastank is japanese and white. also, dean cain is 1/4 japanese (not really a halvsie, i suppose).



there are actually quite a few non-japanese hapas that are hapa that most people never knew.. like mark-paul gosselar (indonesian hapa), norah jones (indian hapa), rob schneider (filipino hapa), and michelle branch (indonesian hapa).



EDIT: nevermind, doug robb is on the celebrities section. dur! <img src='http://www.halvsie.com/forums/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/wacko.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':wacko:' />
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#3
Is Richard Gere listed here? He's 1/4...



Also, Chris Kuroda... 1/2 Japanese... he does the lights for the band PHISH... and if you've ever been to a PHISH show, you'll know, his lights are fantastic. You've never seen anything like it! <img src='http://www.halvsie.com/forums/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/tongue.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='Tongue' /> <img src='http://www.halvsie.com/forums/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/tongue.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='Tongue' />



Matta ne...
Thus, the task is not so much to see

what no one has yet seen,

but to think what nobody has yet thought

about that which everybody sees



Schopenhauer
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#4
[quote name='Lisa Tatsuko' date='Dec 23 2003, 06:21 PM']Is Richard Gere listed here? He's 1/4...[/quote]

<img src='http://www.halvsie.com/forums/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/wakaranai.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='Huh' /> you sure? that's a first i've heard of this. i know he has very strong buddhist views and involvement in the asian culture IN asia.. but that's the first i've heard of him being 1/4 asian (or japanese).
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#5
Oh yeah, Ilmari of Rip Slyme (J-hip hop group) is half-Finnish and half-Japanese. And Nesmith (sp? Nesumisu in katakana) Ryuta Karim of R&B duo Steel is half-black and half-Japanese born and raised in Kumamoto and can only speak Japanese, apparently.



And I think Crystal Kay should get an honourable mention. Even though she's half-African American and half-Korean, her Korean mother, I believe, is zainichi permanent special visa holder in Japan. So, essentially her mother is Korean-Japanese, the Japanese government just don't give away citizenships that easily... Apparently Crystal has released an all English album for the world audience already...



Steel:

[url="http://www.kininaru-k.jp/bns/back_doc/11012002/column.html"]http://www.kininaru-k.jp/bns/back_doc/11012002/column.html[/url]

[url="http://www.labelgate.com/artist/80311297/FLSU07/"]http://www.labelgate.com/artist/80311297/FLSU07/[/url]



Rip Slyme:

[url="http://www.ripslyme.com/"]http://www.ripslyme.com/[/url]



Crystal Kay:

[url="http://www.sonymusic.co.jp/Music/Info/C-Kay/"]http://www.sonymusic.co.jp/Music/Info/C-Kay/[/url]
Japanese hockey, Asian sports and whatnot:

[url="http://jhockey.wordpress.com/"]http://jhockey.wordpress.com/[/url]
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#6
HapaKristina-san,



Yes, I read an interview with Richard Gere in the Buddhist Review back in either '96 or '97. He was asked which relative had the most influence on him, and he said, his Japanese Grandmother. I see it in his eyes and cheeks! <img src='http://www.halvsie.com/forums/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/ph34r.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':ph34r:' />



Ja ne...



Lisa
Thus, the task is not so much to see

what no one has yet seen,

but to think what nobody has yet thought

about that which everybody sees



Schopenhauer
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#7
[quote name='Lisa Tatsuko' date='Dec 24 2003, 05:35 AM']HapaKristina-san,



Yes, I read an interview with Richard Gere in the Buddhist Review back in either '96 or '97. He was asked which relative had the most influence on him, and he said, his Japanese Grandmother. I see it in his eyes and cheeks! <img src='http://www.halvsie.com/forums/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/ph34r.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':ph34r:' />



Ja ne...



Lisa[/quote]

wow. when you told me that and i saw a picture of him, i thought his eyes were a bit asiatic. very interesting. thanks lisa! <img src='http://www.halvsie.com/forums/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/wink2.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='Wink' />
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#8
He actually lives just a few miles from my parents... I'm dying to just go and say hey....



Happy Christmas Eve!



Ja ne...



Lisa
Thus, the task is not so much to see

what no one has yet seen,

but to think what nobody has yet thought

about that which everybody sees



Schopenhauer
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#9
Hmm... that may explain why Gere participated in the Kurosawa's final film. It was a syrupy one and he was an apologetic former American soldier in Japan. It was Rhapsody in August, not sure why the critics liked it... maybe a bit like Last Samurai? <img src='http://www.halvsie.com/forums/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/tongue.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='Tongue' />

[url="http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/RhapsodyinAugust-1047906/preview.php"]http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/Rhapsodyin...906/preview.php[/url]
Japanese hockey, Asian sports and whatnot:

[url="http://jhockey.wordpress.com/"]http://jhockey.wordpress.com/[/url]
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#10
hmmm, never heard that!



Well, then, there's also Kianneau Reeves (good god, how do you spell that?)



Lisa
Thus, the task is not so much to see

what no one has yet seen,

but to think what nobody has yet thought

about that which everybody sees



Schopenhauer
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#11
[quote name='Lisa Tatsuko' date='Dec 24 2003, 11:03 AM']hmmm, never heard that!



Well, then, there's also Kianneau Reeves (good god, how do you spell that?)



Lisa[/quote]

<img src='http://www.halvsie.com/forums/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/laugh.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':lol:' /> keanu reeves.



*wipes drool* can you believe he's going to be 41? <img src='http://www.halvsie.com/forums/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/blink.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':blink:' />
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#12
No way, really? No, I can't believe that, but in a way, I can. I will be 40 in April, and am really not believing that at all... Something about our hapa'ness helps us to retain our youth though, really!
Thus, the task is not so much to see

what no one has yet seen,

but to think what nobody has yet thought

about that which everybody sees



Schopenhauer
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#13
just off the top of my head, i know that one of the most influencial sculptors of the 20th century is left off the list. And what is even more fitting for this forum for me is that his sculpture, his best work combines the most powerful ideas from the east and west.



isamu noguchi



[url="http://www.noguchi.org/"]http://www.noguchi.org/[/url]
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#14
Oh yeah, I forgot about the whole slew of halvsies in the Japan Ice Hockey League (it's debateable if they're famous, but many played in the Olympics and World Championships, and there's gonna be a new hockey drama starring Kimutaku starting this month, so hockey may become popular <img src='http://www.halvsie.com/forums/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/biggrin.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='Big Grin' /> )



Taro Nihei - Nippon Seishi Cranes - Japanese and Swedish - Forward - oops I guess he's back in Japan

Jiro Nihei - Nippon Seishi Cranes - Japanese and Swedish - Goalie - Nihei brothers' father runs a sushi restaurant in central Stockholm

Daniel Daikawa - Kokudo Lions - Japanese and American - Defenseman

Chris Yule - Chinese and Japanese, (born and?) raised in Canada?

Joel Dyck Oshiro - Nippon Seishi Cranes - Canadian and Japanese - Defenseman

[url="http://sapporo.cool.ne.jp/turukko/newpage113.htm"]http://sapporo.cool.ne.jp/turukko/newpage113.htm[/url]



[url="http://maru-design.com/slapshot2003.html"]http://maru-design.com/slapshot2003.html[/url]

[url="http://www.jihl.jp/"]http://www.jihl.jp/[/url]



Then there are the Kabira (Kabir) brothers on TV and radio in Japan, they're both from Okinawa and have an American parent. Older brother John Kabira is a DJ (Navigator) at the radio station J-Wave and also does play by play on Japanese national team soccer games:

[url="http://www.j-wave.co.jp/"]http://www.j-wave.co.jp/[/url]

Younger brother Jay Kabira is a TV personality on TV Asahi's News Station, and various soccer programs:

[url="http://www.ne.jp/asahi/pincky-k/favorite/players/kabira.html"]http://www.ne.jp/asahi/pincky-k/favorite/players/kabira.html[/url]
Japanese hockey, Asian sports and whatnot:

[url="http://jhockey.wordpress.com/"]http://jhockey.wordpress.com/[/url]
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#15
Hey, I'm new here on this board.

Does anyone know of Mika Todd?

She's a half Australian half Japanese popstar in the music group, 'Morning Musume.'



[Image: mika.jpg]
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#16
Wow, so far so good. I've put them on onto our list. Over time we'll research them each a little more and improve their biographies. I'm a little stunned by Richard Gere but welcoming none the less. I agree that he has that nice guy quality which may very well be some of his grandmother's genes.



Saren



PS: Asheffrin welcome. Maryland in the hizzouse! Go terps.
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#17
There's also that model Rie Miyazawa. She's half dutch.

A biography of hers can be found here: [url="http://metropolis.japantoday.com/biginjapanarchive299/251/biginjapaninc.htm"]http://metropolis.japantoday.com/biginjapa...ginjapaninc.htm[/url]
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#18
What about Ariane Koizumi? (half Japanese/ half Dutch). She was in that 1985 film with Mickey Rourke called "The Year of the Dragon". Unfortunately she seems to have been a bit of a one-hit wonder.
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#19
Does anyone know if Rachel Stevens from S Club 7 is half Japanese or slightly oriental, as i get told that i look like her?
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#20
Yeah I noticed her.

But I do not understand, I was reading Popolo from December 2003 and there was no mention of her...



I am not a fan of Mo-musu so I don't know much but.. ^^;;
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