Escobar’s Immigrant Population (Japanese)

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(Japanese) One of Escobar’s big industries is floriculture, and so many Japanese people and Nikkei take up that line of work there. Wherever I went to school, there was always a decent percentage of us. Fortunately, besides Nikkei, there were of course Italians, and also Portuguese and Polish people, and over time there were also a good number of immigrants from Bolivia and Paraguay. So school like municipality accepted children from many different countries without any difficulties. They accepted us Nikkei even if we looked like Asian. We really were welcomed and respected.

And all of our fathers were trying hard in that regard as well, working as members of society. They contributed societies in various ways, so I never really heard about any difficult friction or issues with discrimination.

Date: September 22, 2019
Location: California, US
Interviewer: Yoko Nishimura
Contributed by: Watase Media Arts Center, Japanese American National Museum

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