Iraci Megumi Nagoshi

Iraci Megumi Nagoshi was born in São Paulo in 1952. She is the youngest daughter of Masaru and Miyoko Fujisaka. Although her father died while she was still a baby—1 year and 8 months old—she had a very happy childhood and adolescence. In addition to her brother Luiz, she has two sisters, Amália and Noemia, and many Oni-chans and One-chans—i.e., Dona Miyoko’s boarders.

Updated September 2017

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Nikkei Chronicles #6 — Itadakimasu 2!: Another Taste of Nikkei Culture

It All Began at Mrs. Miyoko's Boarding House

Dona Miyoko is my mother, who is currently 93 years old. She was only 29 when my father passed away, leaving her with four small children to raise. At that time, my grandmother encouraged her to open a boarding house, offering bed and board to youths from Japanese families who lived in the interior of São Paulo State and came to the capital to study.

She started out by receiving eight boarders who had come to attend college, providing breakfast, lunch, and dinner—or take-outs for those who stayed out all day.

The boarding house was located in a ...

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Nikkei Chronicles #8 — Nikkei Heroes: Trailblazers, Role Models, and Inspirations

Miyoko Fujisaka, 95 anos – a nossa heroína

Miyoko Fujisaka nasceu em Osaka no dia 24 de setembro de 1924. Terceira filha de Sadakichi e Kuri Kawauchi, veio com a família para o Brasil no navio La Plata Maru, chegando no porto de Santos no dia 9 de janeiro de 1933.

A família foi encaminhada para trabalhar no plantio e colheita de café e algodão numa fazenda do noroeste do Estado de São Paulo.

Enquanto seus pais e os dois irmãos trabalhavam na roça, a menina Miyoko ficava em casa cuidando da irmãzinha e fazendo as tarefas domésticas.

Em 1941 ...

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