Generational Gap (Spanish)

Transcripts available in the following languages:

(Spanish) For me it is easier to deal with the Nisei sansei because the Issei are the older generation. They don’t talk much. That’s how it is, and they are not as westernized…they come from Japan, they [may] stay [in Argentina], [but they] yearn for Japan from here. But the Nisei are something different. I can talk to them and I enjoy it because they have ideas. Because the Issei generally don’t have ideas; they are closed-mouth, and, therefore, very boring.

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

argentina issei nikkei nisei sansei

Nikkei Heroes: Trailblazers, Role Models, and Inspirations

Submissions accepted until September 30.

Read the Nikkei Heroes stories >>

Get updates

Sign up for email updates

Journal feed
Events feed
Comments feed

Support this project

Discover Nikkei

Discover Nikkei is a place to connect with others and share the Nikkei experience. To continue to sustain and grow this project, we need your help!

Ways to help >>

A project of the Japanese American National Museum

Major support by The Nippon Foundation