Japanese-Belgian photographer Tetsuro Miyazaki's ongoing project Hāfu2Hāfu, which documents the portraits and thoughts on identity of Japanese mixed-race individuals, is being released after years in the making.

Individuals with mixed roots are colloquially referred to in Japanese as hāfu, the Japanese pronunciation of the word "half." The term most often signifies someone whose ethnicity is half Japanese.

The 40-year-old photographer was curious about such individuals and their upbringings, and wanted to explore the nature of what it means to be Japanese for those who are half-Japanese.