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Nima of the Month

hudsonokada (São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil)

hudsonokada (Hudson Okada) was born in the municipality of Matão, São Paulo, Brazil, but now lives in the Liberdade district. He has won several literary contests and is part of the Jornal Nippak team of collaborators. Hudson’s first submissions to Discover Nikkei were three articles for last year’s Nikkei Chronicles 5: Nikkei-go series. Since then, he has contributed more stories about his life as a Brazilian Nikkei.

[PT] O que eu mais gosto deste incrível site é que, além de ter a possibilidade de conhecer a vida de nikkeis que vivem em todas as partes do mundo, eu também, como nipo-brasileiro, posso relatar minhas experiências.

Não vejo melhor forma de nos informarmos sobre o modo como a cultura Nikkei influencia e é influenciada por outras culturas. E isso é muito legal. Vida longa ao site, Descubra Nikkei!

[EN] What I like best about this incredible site is that, besides having the chance to learn about the lives of Nikkei from all over the world, I can also, as a Japanese-Brazilian, share my own experiences.

I can’t think of a better way to learn about how Nikkei culture influences and is influenced by other cultures. And that’s very cool. Long live Discover Nikkei!

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