Henrique Minatogawa

Henrique Minatogawa es un periodista y fotógrafo freelance brasileño de ascendencia japonesa de tercera generación. Los orígenes de su familia son de las prefecturas de Okinawa, Nagasaki y Nara. En el 2007, se le otorgó la beca Kenpi Kenshu en la prefectura de Nara. En Brasil, ha estado trabajando por 4 años cubriendo eventos relacionados con la cultura japonesa. (Foto: Henrique Minatogawa/ Nikko Fotografia)

Última actualización en julio de 2014


identity en ja es pt

Crónicas Nikkei #3 — Nombres Nikkei: ¿Taro, John, Juan, João?

El significado de la “J”

Cuando era niño, solía pensar que mi nombre era demasiado largo. Así que, lo acorté  escribiéndolo “Henrique J. Minatogawa”.

Incluso ahora guardo esa costumbre. Mis amigos frecuentemente me preguntan: ¿qué significa la “J”? Me hace recordar ese episodio de Los Simpsons en el que Homero trata de descubrir su segundo nombre.

Cuando les respondo que es “José”, algunos no me creen. Debo enseñarles mi identificación para probarles que es cierto. “Pensé que era Jun”, la mayoría de ellos responde.

No tengo un nombre en japonés o segundo nombre. Entre mis amigos de ascendencia ...

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sports en pt

The Road to the Olympic Games

Never Give Up: Jessica Yamada

By the end of July 2020, the world’s attention should be focused on the Tokyo Olympics. Tourists from around the world have been planning the trip for months, booking tickets and hotels. A group of people, however, have been preparing longer: for months, many years; maybe a lifetime. These are the athletes.

The Brazilian Olympic Committee estimates that their delegation will be composed of approximately 250 athletes, who will be competing in the Tokyo Olympics.

“The Olympic Games is an event that takes place only every four years, with few places for many countries ...

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culture en pt

The work of two multicultural Nikkei tattoo artists

From about 10 years ago, tattoo has been gaining another status in Brazil. Previously, the common peception was that only gangsters had them. Today, people of various professions and backgrounds carry on the body what is increasingly accepted as a “work of art”.

“I won't deny that some people still look in a weird way. Society is evolving and understanding that it is an artistic matter. Talking with clients, I learn that some professions still do not view the tattoo positively. For example, doctors and nurses, often because of patients. The tabooish view, of prejudice, is more restricted to ...

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community en pt

Little Changes in Family Celebrations

We know that many Japanese came to Brazil over 100 years ago. They brought their culture with them, which their descendants preserve, but at the same time, it has evolved over time. One part of this culture’s customs is the celebrations. So, I talked with two professionals who work in production and photography for celebrations and other events.

“I have always had, since childhood, a very big interest in sound and music. Encouraged by my mother, I attended cultural events at the Piedade kaikan [local association in Sao Paulo state], my hometown. When I started attending electronics technology school ...

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culture en pt

The Shogi Challenge in Brazil

Pawn, tower, horse, bishop, and king, in Brazil, these names refer to chess pieces. Not that chess is extremely popular in this country it is only that many people have at least some knowledge of its basic rules. The expression "checkmate" for example, is used in various everyday situations. I even learned to play chess at school; in college, there was a chess club, but I was not a member.

In my family, no one knows how to play shogi. Not that I know of, at least. I do not remember seeing a board and pieces in the house of ...

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