From being a dekasegi to a long-term resident (Japanese)

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(Japanese) Well, at least people around me are thinking about living here permanently, I think. As you might know, those who had wanted to go back to Brazil, they had already returned after the collapse of Lehman Brothers and the Great East Japan Earthquake. The economic depression put many people in trouble, so those who still decided to stay in Japan are the ones who are striving in Oizumi-machi now, so yes, only those who wanted to stay in Japan have remained in Oizumi.

Date: October 18, 2016
Location: Gunma, Japan
Interviewer: Shigeru Kojima
Contributed by: Watase Media Arts Center, Japanese American National Museum

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