Decided to leave Japan to Argentina (Spanish)

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(Spanish) After the war I was unable to go anywhere. Although Japan was occupied by the Americans and their allies, the first country that opened its doors was Argentina. Juan Perón’s Argentina. Perón welcomed the Japanese even though Japan was still not a country (because of the occupation). I never planned to come here, therefore. It was the only country available; I couldn’t opt to go to another country.

Date: February 23, 2007
Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Interviewer: Takeshi Nishimura, Ricardo Hokama
Contributed by: Centro Nikkei Argentino

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