Nikkei-go: The Language of Family, Community, and Culture
Arigato, baka, sushi, benjo, and shoyu—how often have you used these words? For Nikkei, the Japanese language symbolizes the culture of one’s ancestors. Japanese words often get mixed in with the language of the adopted country, creating a fluid, hybrid way of communicating.
Submit stories that share your perspectives on and experiences with language by September 30, 2016.
community en ja
ひまわり会の歴史 チリでは1960年代に二世男性の配偶者として来チリした女性が増え、長期滞在者の夫人達と活発に活動していたが、その後長期滞在者の夫人達が独立した婦人会「コピウエ会」を組織したため、永住者の夫人の会としての活動は途絶えた。 1980年代に幼児の日本語教育のためにも日本女性が集まり、1986年に日本語教室設置のために永住者の婦人会が発足された。
Join the Discover Nikkei global community, where our Nima connect and share! Our Nima-kai community includes people around the world interested in learning about and sharing the Nikkei experience. Meet some of our Nima:
Asako Sakamoto is a senior volunteer with the Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA) who is currently working in Brazil. She has been sharing her experiences with the Japanese Brazilian community on Discover Nikkei since June 2015.
Submissions accepted until September 30, 2016
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