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(Spanish) I think being Nikkei means having two cultures. In my case, in Argentina, it’s the culture of my parents, which is Japanese, and the culture where I was born, which is Argentina. I think this fusion of, in this case of two cultures, I think that’s being Nikkei. Carrying this Japanese sensibility that we inherited from our parents and grandparents. And that mixed with the culture or with the country in which one is born.

Date: October 7, 2005
Location: California, US
Interviewer: Ann Kaneko
Contributed by: Watase Media Arts Center, Japanese American National Museum

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