Mónica Kogiso

(b. 1969) Former president of Centro Nikkei Argentino.

Nikkei means fusion (Spanish) History of her family's immigration (Spanish) Jobs for Japanese Argentines (Spanish) Nihongo gakko - Preserving Japanese culture (Spanish) Identity crisis (Spanish) Easier to be a foreigner in Japan (Spanish)

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Monica Kogiso is a Nikkei Nisei Argentinian, born in Buenos Aires in the city of Escobar where the Japanese community thrives on floristry. She is licensed in tourism, currently working as a resource, tourism and event coordinator for Japan, serving as bridge between both Argentina and Japan. She is the former president of Centro Nikkei Argentino, a Nikkei organization located in Buenos Aires and is a representative for the Panamerican Nikkei Association. (January 23, 2007)

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