Need generational change in Japanese community (Spanish)

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(Spanish) A new Japanese collectivity is emerging. The age of the Issei is over. Not all [Issei] have passed away, but they are retired. It is [now] in the hands of the Nisei. The Nisei will have their own ideas; they are not dumb. Therefore, why do they say “do this, do that.” If [the Nisei] need Issei collaboration [with us], well, that’s great. But the Nisei do not need advice, from my perspective, from the Issei. They are capable of developing the Japanese collectivity in their own way.

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

argentina identity issei nikkei nisei

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