The Saint’s Scott Fujita: Probably More Japanese Than You

I’m hardly a football fan by any means, but because I have a lot of blogger friends who live in New Orleans, I’ve become a temporary fan of the Saints. (Never been to the Superbowl! Obligatory story of the Superdome going from sub-par Katrina shelter to a place of celebration!) And because I’m a liberal, tree hugging blogger from hippie California, I’ve been sent links to Linebacker Scott Fujita speaking out on abortion and gay rights.

The reason a post like this is showing up on 8Asians, of course, is because I took notice of his last name, Fujita. No, the 6’5″, 250lb Linebacker isn’t ethnically Asian, but he’s candid in talking about being adopted by a family with a Japanese father, and is very candid about talking about being raised with Japanese culture and life with his grandmother, who was sent to an internment camp in Arizona during World War 2. “I have no Japanese blood in my body,” he says, “but I’m Japanese at heart.”

6’5″ with a bunch of presumably smaller Japanese people? I would love to see some of those family photographs.

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About Ernie

I'm the creator of 8 Asians and one of the editors. While I'm a regular blogger to the site as well, think of my role as Barbara Walters on "The View," except without the weird white hair. During the day, I'm a Developer for a major Internet company and live in the San Francisco Bay Area. I've also been writing in my blog,, for seven years.
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