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Keanu Reeves as a samurai: Is it still ‘yellowface’ if the actor is hapa?

The Hollywood news source Variety reported yesterday that Keanu Reeves, everyone’s favorite hapa actor (his father is Hawai’ian-Chinese) is going to play the lead role in a samurai epic, “47 Ronin.” The 47 Ronin is the celebrated 18th century story from Japanese history, of a group of masterless samurai who avenged the death of their […]