Victoria Kraus

Victoria Kraus is a former Web Editor for She is a half Japanese half Caucasian currently residing in the predominantly Hispanic neighborhood of Boyle Heights in Los Angeles. She graduated from Soka University of America with a Bachelor's degree in Liberal Arts.

Updated October 2008

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Welcome to the "Half Enough" column series. Thank you for your interest and for reading my pieces.

In light of the fact that this website aims to "promote cross-cultural understanding and foster greater linkages between peoples across the globe," I wanted to contribute to this cultural exchange through exploring American identity and discussing my own.

In the "Half Enough" series, I will write about my experiences based on my ethnic and cultural identity as a half Japanese half White female born in Los Angeles, California in the early 1980s. I will write about why I use the terms half and ...

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