Ambassador of Good Will (Spanish)

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(Spanish) Well, I thought it was a title… I thought the Ambassador of Good Will was something like the title of Miss something, right? Like Miss Hawaiian Tropic, Miss some thing frivolous, but no. I discovered that this category is given by the United Nations. For example, the singer Diego Torres is the Ambassador of Good Will of the United Nations. I think Shirley Temple is also an Ambassador of Good Will, and that the trendy singer Gianmarco is too. I haven’t studied it well but it seems to me the emissaries are in charge of taking the good will from a community or, in charge of taking the best expressions to a group. However, to me, ambassador of good will means to be an ambassador of the Okinawan nation in Peru. I am an ambassador of the Okinawan nation in Peru. That is it. And I have been it all my life. I have also had problems with authoritative figures of the Japanese community because there are suspicions of me, of me being a separatist, being… separatist, no? Unfortunately they think this because there still exists a monolithic mentality and they don’t understand diversity. What makes us stronger is the diversity, not the accomplice silence where things are not said, nor the false unity to belittle ourselves, or lean before a decree. No. I believe in the diversity. I like to be Nikkei. I like to be in the Japanese-Peruvian community, however with my differences.

Date: February 26, 2008
Location: Lima, Peru
Interviewer: Harumi Nako
Contributed by: Asociación Peruano Japonesa (APJ)

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