Paulo Yokota

Paulo Yokota is an economist from Brazil. He is a former professor in the School of Economics at Sao Paulo University. He has held many prestigious government positions in the past including Director of the Central Bank of Brazil, President of the National Institute for Land Administration and Settlement Projects, and member of the Advisory Committee on Technical Service (World Churches Council, Geneve, Switzerland). He has also served as the representative of the Brazilian Government at the EXPO TSUKUBA 85 in Japan, was invited by the State Department to participate in a special program to visit the United States, and received a scholarship from JICA to visit Japan. He currently serves as President of the Brazilian and Japanese Philanthropic Society and Vice President of the Association of Centenary of Japanese Immigration to Brazil.

Updated December 5, 2007

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COPANI & KNT (2007)

46th Kaigai Nikkeijin Taikai

In this important and interesting meeting held in São Paulo, jointly with the 14th Pan-American Nikkei Convention, the debates started with a superb and stimulating speech of Prof. Kotaro Horisaka. In the final session, coordinated by Prof. Masato Ninomiya, I had the opportunity to make some small remarks.

It was suggested by the convention leaders that the discussion were concentrated in the current problems and future perspectives of the Nikkei communities. The presentation of the participants of abroad showed that, despite some similar problems, there is a large diversity of situations faced. This shows that the Nikkei is not ...

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