Studying Japanese to understand her grandfather (Spanish)

Her interests in Japanese culture (Spanish) Identity (Spanish) The importance of learning cultural diversity (Spanish) The arrival of her grandpa (Spanish) The memory of her grandfather (Spanish) To think in one language and live in another (Spanish) Studying Japanese to understand her grandfather (Spanish) Japanese language is the important aspect to keep identity (Spanish)

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(Spanish) In my case, because I study Japanese, for example, I believe that [I have tried to learn more about my grandfather] because, I don’t know, it combines many things from my life. I also study Letters and I believe…I am convinced that the language one grows up with, [that is] your first language shapes your way of thinking and of many things. I believe this. Therefore, my grandfather was Japanese, and to understand him exactly I have to learn to speak the language that he spoke; I ought to know his first tongue. This was the intent behind my learning the language.

Date: July 12, 2006
Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Interviewer: Takeshi Nishimura, Ricardo Hokama
Contributed by: Centro Nikkei Argentino

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