Across the Asian sphere whether or not you are in an Asian nation or descendant of it the concept of being Asian has been defended by fundamentalist often for the sake of cultural purity. Terms may differ from Halfu to mestizo, mixedness within the Asian community has always been in different forms of scrutiny, but some more harsh than others. In Japan, whose cultural identity is considered sacred to them, mixedness whether that is blood or by culture is always looked down upon and individuals who identified as mixed often have to fight tooth and nail to be affirmed as a part of the Japanese culture. The Philippines on the contrary has a long history of ethnic and cultural mixing with even the present Filipino culture that Spanish, American, and Chinese factors are common in the day to day. Mixed people in the Philippines or even those abroad are still considered Filipino even if they do not speak the language. This one drop rule of the Philippines in comparison to ethnic purity stance of Japan, another pacific island nation, gives demonstration of how the people determine the ethnicity of an individual not just their blood or their language. In darker complexion countries like the Philippines or Thailand, being mixed is still being a part of the greater society and not just an outsider. As a half Filipino, I feel this completely true for I may be a half-black and half-Filipino who lives in the states, but I still feel strongly with my cultural heritage and accepted as Asian. Cultural nationalism is a construct that tries to define and protect a hierarchal model of what is pure and who is one of us. Many people may pick Asian on a census, but are they truly accepted as Asian. For that question, it depends on the people of who you are mixed with, but at the end of the day you determine your identity.