The Nikkei of Latin America and Latino Nikkei

Lic. Alberto Matsumoto examines the many different aspects of the Nikkei in Japan, from migration politics regarding the labor market for immigrants to acculturation with Japanese language and customs by way of primary and higher education.  He analyzes the internal experiences of Latino Nikkei in their country of origin, including their identity and personal, cultural, and social coexistence in the changing context of globalization.

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Nikkei and War: 30 Years After My Participation in the Malvinas War

Migration from Japan officially began more than 150 years ago, starting with Japanese arriving in Hawaii, the United States, and Canada, and later Peru and Brazil just over 100 years ago. During that time, Japan has faced several wars, notably with China (1894-95), Russia (1904-05), and several Asian countries as a result of the imperial occupation that began in the 1920s. And finally, World War II, a grueling conflict with the United States. Each of these events brought a great deal of uncertainty and misery to Japanese migrants.

In the late 1930s, there were about 300,000 Japanese and Nikkei ...

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Carlos Kasuga: An Example of Nikkei Leadership in the Americas

Any Nikkei leader in the Americas either personally knows or has heard of Carlos Kasuga because of his achievements as a businessman in Mexico, or because of his role in the Nikkei Panamerican Association. Not many are familiar, however, with the story of his migration from Japan to Mexico. According to the Encyclopedia of Nikkei of the American Continent Americano1, it all began with Enomoto’s efforts to establish a settler colony in Chiapas in 1897. Enomoto was quite the celebrity, having served as Minister of Foreign Relations in the Meiji government, although he had initially fought against the ...

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2021年パラグアイCOPANI ~ 私の願い-その2

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リマ大会では、若者のゲーム式の分科会に参加した ...

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2021年パラグアイCOPANI ~ 私の願い-その1

第1回目のCOPANI(Convención Panamericana Nikkei パンアメリカン日系人大会)は1981年にメキシコシティーで開催され、昨年9月にはサンフランシスコで第20回大会が行われた。ここまでCOPANIが続けられた背景には、創設者の一人でメキシコの日系二世、実業家のカルロス春日氏の貢献は無視できないだろう1。北米でCOPANIが開催されたのは、1989年のロサンゼルス大会、2001年のニューヨーク大会、2005年のバンクーバー大会に引き続き今回で4回目で、アメリカ合衆国では3回目の開催であった。サンフランシスコ大会には、少ない実行委員ながらも、約250人が参加した。15年ぶりの北米での開催ということもあり、サンフランシスコのコミュニティ紙『日米ウィークリー』は大会の詳細をとりあげた2 ...

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JICAや研究者の統計によると、戦前だけでもハワイを含むアメリカ大陸には65万人の日本人が移住しており、都道府県別にみると、広島(96,848)、沖縄(72,227)、熊本 ...

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