Conflicting relations between Argentina and Japan (Spanish)

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(Spanish) When I left Japan, Tokyo was a desert because of the bombing. Today I don’t know what [Japan] is like; for me it is a foreign country, all automated, I don’t know how to drive…therefore, I want to return soon to finish work, and I want to return to Argentina. There my second country became my first. Besides, Japanese often tell me: “You are Japanese, but what a strange one you are…very different.” Thus that, look, when I arrived in Argentina, the Argentines all charged me: “You are Japanese, ass backwards, they would say, now I go to Japan and the Japanese tell me: “You are Japanese, ass backwards.” It was almost all distinct.

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

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