Who am I? Who am I really? In the Philippines, I'm different.
I am Yumi, I am Kenjie
I am Sayaka, I am Yukio.
In Japan, even more different.
Even though this is what we encounter
we have never even once thought
that life is worthless.
Who am I? Who am I really?
In the Philippines, I'm different.
The Japanese-Filipino Children, or JFCs, are children born to Japanese and Filipino parents from around the years of rapid economic growth in Japan in the 1980s and up to the present. The majority of JFCs have Japanese fathers and Filipina mothers.
A common estimate on the number of JFCs is from 100,000 to 200,000. This is only an approximation and the exact number is not known.Read More
Japanese-Filipino Children Joint Statement
National Conference, Saitama, Japan
We, the united delegation of Japanese Filipino Children (JFC), who have been given the honor to represent the estimated 300,000 other JFC, thank you all today for your presence.
An issue does not gain ground if it is kept in the dark. We welcome this opportunity to discuss our stories and experiences in order to start a dialogue and help form public opinion about our plight. For so long, the society has mispronounced our situation and it is now time for us to have our voices heard.Read More