Ricardo G. Hokama

Ricardo G. Hokama is a Nikkei born in Buenos Aires in 1968. He majored in journalism at the Argentine Catholic University, specializing in Radio and Television Production. Since his youth he has participated in leadership positions within the Japanese community in Argentina. Today, he is vice president of the Argentine Nikkei Center and the Argentine Center of Former Fellows of Japan.  He also is director of the press at the Argentine Nikkei Center and editor of Argentine Nikkei. Hokama produces and directs the radio program "Japan Today" on Palermo Radio of Buenos Aires.

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Carlos Kasuga: "Everything That You Do, Do It Well"

On February 9, 2009, the prominent Nikkei businessman Carlos Kasuga shared his wisdom in a presentation titled “How to be Well” in the auditorium of the Japanese Embassy’s Cultural and Information Center. The Argentine Nikkei Center and the Argentine Center of Former Fellows of Japan organized the event. We present here the concepts relayed to the many folks who attended the conference in the cultural wing of the Japanese Embassy.

“I am the son of Japanese immigrants who, during the 1930s, had the foresight to choose this land. I am of Japanese descent but proudly Mexican,” were the first ...

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Tintorerías japonesas en Argentina

A lo largo de cinco décadas, el oficio de tintorero en nuestro país fue casi una exlusividad de la comunidad japonesa. Los pioneros fueron los españoles, pero los japoneses les sacaron rápida ventaja, con laboriosidad y esmero, detalles que llevaron al nivel de carácter distintivo.

A tal punto se impusieron que terminó por ser lo mismo decir "voy a la tintorería" y "voy a lo del japonés". Fue así hasta cerca de la década del 60.

Por entonces (en los 60), había 2000 tintorerías explotadas por ciudadanos nipones en la ...

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