My mother is half mexican half japanese and my father is full japanese. I myself am japanese and a little bit of mexican. My counselor, former admissions at harvard, says to write both. I am concerned because on my school documents it only says japanese. I can always get paperwork that says im mexican also but as of now, i dont have it. Does it matter if i dont have any legal proof? I can easily show to an interviewer that im mexican also (i speak some spanish, make food at home, know some history, etc). my japanese is excellent, food skills, cultural groups such as JCC (japanese community of ct), youth leader of JCC, etc.
So the question is, will they bother to ask for documentation or proof or anything? i can get it with some advance in time but if i dont, would they kick me out of a school or something or does it matter really to them if i have the proof as long as i have some culture or something?
i just need some advice as to what i should put on the app