Hāfu Stories Interviews

Meet a Halfie: Alicia Fumi

Please log in or register to do it.

Alicia is a 3 time USA Nationals Rollerskating Champion from New Jersey, UC Irvine Graduate, PhD Student at Juntendo University in Japan. She got diagnosed with cancer in its early stages too, which she speaks about and dealing with it in a language she did not speak. And she’s half Japanese half Italian American! She had to find her path in the US, and then in Japan while battling cancer in a country where her mother was from, but could not speak the language. Despite the tough times, Alicia always kept swimming through the turmoil, and is working her way to help others by getting her doctors degree. Watch to hear her story and goofs and gaffs navigating through this world as a biracial Japanese, Jersey girl.

Max D. Capo

Start Learning Japanese: ね and よ.
May 7, 1843: The First Japanese in America