Gregory Petty comments

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Actually, this quote of "Historically, mixed persons have always existed (in Japan), but the image of mixed persons has always been white or Caucasian and Japanese," said Torngren, is actually wrong. Filipinos of Japanese descent have existed since the 1920's in both Japan and the Philippines, and even centuries beyond that. Starting from the 1970's and the years after that, Japanese Filipino mixed marriages and children became more numerous in Japan, so much that in they year 2006 alone, marriages between Japanese and Filipino people were the biggest of all international marriages in Japan at that time, according to the Japan Times.

Biracial Japanese and Filipino people in Japan make up the most biracial individuals in Japan as of today, way more in number than biracial Japanese half white people, and way more than Japanese half black people, that is just a fact. A lot of famous entertainers in Japan today are mixed Japanese and Filipino descent, including Mokomichi Hayami, Sayaka Akimoto, and Chieko Ochi just to name a few. Also, not all mixed raced Japanese children in Japan face racial discrimination, since most biracial Japanese half Filipino children look Japanese as well as Filipino, hence being purely of Asian descent, and since a lot of them can speak the Japanese language and the Tagalog language (like Anthonny Iinuma (飯沼 アントニー) of Produce 101 Japan (season 2), biracial Japanese people like them can assimilate in Japanese society better, as opposed to other biracial Japanese people in Japan.

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