My Japanese-Canadian Identity: A Haafu Outside of Japan

An old personal essay from 2014.

I am third generation Japanese-Canadian. I am half Japanese, quarter Acadian, and quarter Scottish. I am a twenty-one year old woman. I grew up in Ontario, in a small city called Guelph.

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When I started elementary school, I went to Saint Paul Catholic School. I was only half Japanese, but I…