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The Nikkei of Latin America and Latino Nikkei

在日ペルー人とブラジル人の違いとその共通点

Alberto J. Matsumoto

南米からの出稼ぎ日系就労者が来日してから四半世紀になるが、受入れ国である日本にとっては、出稼ぎ日系就労者は「南米」出身であり、その出身国による違いや支援策に対する反応の違いが意識されることはあまりなかった。南米最大の日系コミュニティーはポルトガル語を話すブラジルで(140万人)、2008年のリーマンショック以前は、日本在住の日系ブラジル人は31万人を数えた。他方、南米スペイン語圏を代表するペルー人は、日本に約6万人、本国に9万人だった。それが2013年12月末現在、在日ブラジル人が18万人、在日ペルー人が4万8千人である。2009年から5年間で在日ブラジル人が13万人(40%強)、ペルー人が1万2千人(20%弱)減少している。


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City Girls: The Nisei Social World in Los Angeles, 1920-1950

Cathy Haruka Uechi

In City Girls: The Nisei Social World in Los Angeles, 1920-1950, author Professor Valerie Matsumoto has opened a time capsule in the vaults of American history, zeroing in on the lives of Nisei women in Los Angeles and their exploits of club and community involvements spanning three decades—prewar, World ...

The Circles of Bon Odori

Tamiko Nimura

Although I am not Buddhist, the circles of Bon Odori have always spoken to me. All the circles of dancers, all of their arms even raised in circles, mimicking the full moon. The round uchiwa fans, the strings of rounded lanterns bobbing slightly in the breeze, the circular heads of ...

My Name is Neal

Journal Entry #3000 Yen for Membership: "Cuddle Costs..."

Neal Yamamoto

A weekly visual journal/cartoon about an easily-annoyed fourth generation American of Japanese descent. This week, “Not Only in Japan”…


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