3.11 Earthquake stopped his business in Sendai and Fukushima (Portuguese)

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So this crisis for me was a good thing. Why? Because ... It's ... The crisis began exactly in 2008, 2009, right? That’s when the number of people began dwindling in the area of Sendai, Fuku ... Fukushima, because of the crisis. I had big companies there, in that region, that ... that ... that had a lot of Brazilians [living there], so with this crisis ... I stopped handling this region because it just wasn’t worth it – me traveling for kilometers and kilometers to Sendai, Fukushima. So, I stopped handling [these regions where there were fewer and fewer Brazilians] and … [He’s implying that he stopped doing business in that part of the country before the devastating March 2011 Tohoku earthquake]

Date: October 19, 2016
Location: Gunma, Japan
Interviewer: Shigeru Kojima
Contributed by: Watase Media Arts Center, Japanese American National Museum

3.11 earthquake business

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