Looking back on my 50 years in Brazil (Japanese)

Deciding to migrate to Brazil upon the influence of my Senpai (Japanese) The Portuguese exam (Japanese) Japanese education in Brazil (Japanese) The Japanese-Portuguese dictionary by Dr. Yoshiharu Noda (Japanese) Looking back on my 50 years in Brazil (Japanese)

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(Japanese) I was, well, about 20 when I came to Brazil. When you calculate from that, it’s been 50 years here in Brazil, and all this time I’ve walked on a single path, so there’s absolutely no regret on this path that I’ve taken. Of course, financially speaking, there might have been a better way to have gone about things, but I feel that I am very blessed that I was able to do what I wanted to do for 50 years. If you ask me what I would do if I could go back in time and go through it again, I think I would keep the mistakes that I’ve made in the back of my mind, and improve the journey so that I could have an even better experience.

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Location: Brazil
Contributed by: Caminho da memória - 遥かなるみちのり. São Paulo, Brazil: Comissão de Elaboração da História dos 80 Anos de Imigração Japonesa no Brasil, 1998. VHS.

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