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Nima of the Month

Henrique (Brazil)

Henrique is a Sansei from Brazil who began contributing articles to Discover Nikkei in both English and Portuguese since July 2014.

[EN] Japanese culture develops itself in many countries around the world. Its descendants are important agents of this.

The relevance I see in projects such as Discover Nikkei is to reveal and spread stories that allow the understanding and comparison of this development.

In some stories, we can totally identify ourselves with a Nikkei who lives in another country. In others, we are able to see the difference of one’s reaction facing a similar situation. In both cases, there is a great opportunity to understand our own daily life.

“Nikkei Names” section is a good example of this cultural exchange. Even better, it is done in a very natural way—therefore, Nikkeis usually have long talks about their names.

I hope Discover Nikkei project keeps on its development and being a reference to the Nikkeis of the future.

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[PT] A cultura japonesa se desenvolve em outros países pelo mundo. Os descendentes são importantes agentes desse fato.

A importância que enxergo em projetos como o Discover Nikkei é revelar e divulgar histórias que permitem entender e comparar esse desenvolvimento.

Em algumas histórias, podemos nos identificar totalmente com um nikkei que vive em outro país. Em outras, podemos ver a diferença de reação diante da mesma situação. Em ambos os casos, a oportunidade de compreensão de nosso próprio cotidiano é muito grande.

A seção “Nomes Nikkeis” é um bom exemplo desse intercâmbio cultural. Melhor, é feito de uma maneira muito natural – afinal, os nikkeis costumam conversar muito sobre seus nomes. Espero que o projeto Discover Nikkei continue se desenvolvendo e seja referência para os nikkeis do futuro.

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