Shigeru Kojima

Nació en la Ciudad de Sanjo, Prefectura de Niigata. Se graduó en la Universidad de Sophia de Tokio y luego realizó una Maestría en el Dpto. de Historia de la Universidad Federal de Paraná, Brasil. Ha sido profesor en la Tokio Gakugei University y ha participado en la realización del Museo de la Migración Japonesa al Exterior de la JICA Yokohama (Agencia de Cooperación Internacional). Ha sido investigador invitado en el Centro de Investigaciones de Avanzada para las Ciencias Humanas de la Universidad de Waseda. Se especializa en Historia Migratoria y en los Temas Migratorios.

Entre las obras publicadas está: “Nikkei community no shorai to matsuri” (El futuro de las comunidades nikkei y los “matsuri”), editado por Iwao Yamamoto y otros, en la obra Nanboku America no Nikkei Bunka, Editorial Jimbun Shoin, 2007; “Nihonjin Imin no Rekishikara Zainichi Nikkeijin wo KangaeruBrasil Iju Hyakushunen to Nikkei no Shoso” (Ver a los nikkei de Japón desde la historia de los inmigrantes japoneses – El Centenario de la Inmigración Japonesa al Brasil y las diversas facetas de los nissei). Obra: Asia Yugaku), Pág. 117, Editorial Bensei Shuppan, 2008; “Kaigai Iju to Imin-Houjin-Nikkeijin” (La inmigración al exterior y los migrantes, los japoneses residentes en el exterior y los nikkei. Revisión de Hiroshi KOMAI), obra Higashi Asia no Diaspora, Editorial Akashi Shoten, 2011; entre otras.

Última actualización en abril de 2021

identity en ja

The Transmission of Traditional Culture as seen in Paraná Folklore and Ethnic Festival, Brazil: Matsuri and the future of Nikkei communities with emphasis on Nikkei identity - Part 2 of 2

>> Part 1V. “Granny’s Dance” and Folk Dance: A Japanese European ComparisonHaving first observed the Paraná Folklore and Ethnic Festival in the early 1980s, I was shocked by something in particular. I believe that everyone who was there felt the same way I did. I saw that the European groups had many child participants and that the young men and women wore traditional costumes. They performed their folk dances very beautifully and at times even acrobatically. In comparison, with the Nikkei group, middle-aged and elderly Japanese women performed Japanese tradit...

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The Transmission of Traditional Culture as seen in Paraná Folklore and Ethnic Festival, Brazil: Matsuri and the future of Nikkei communities with emphasis on Nikkei identity - Part 1

I. Matsuri in Overseas Nikkei CommunitiesToday, overseas Nikkei communities celebrate traditional matsuri (Japanese festivals) under two types. The public space type is held outdoors in a public space or in the streets. The theatrical type is performed on a stage in a theater or hall. Public space type festivals are usually held in areas where Japantowns once thrived. These events often feature outdoor taiko performances and street dancing called ondo. But, there might also be flower arranging or calligraphy exhibitions held indoors, as well as dance or theater performances on a stage. Ma...

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Shedding "Nikkeijin": Nikkei as a New Identity - Part 2

>> Part 1 3. Changes within the Nikkei Community If we trace the historical transformation of the Nikkei community in Brazil, it is possible to mark several distinct periods: pre-war, immediate post-war, and post-1980s. This can be observed in how the Nikkei community has been described, as well as common perceptions of the community. In other words, it is possible to make distinctions between the pre-war Japanese Brazilian Compatriot Society, the post-war Colônia Japonesa (Nikkei colony), and the post-1980s Nikkei community. Resident Japanese Compatriot Society, Col&ocir...

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Shedding "Nikkeijin": Nikkei as a New Identity - Part 1

1.The Image of Nikkei in Brazil In 1997, for the first time in Brazil, a Japanese Brazilian, Cássio Taniguchi, was elected as the mayor of a state capital, in Curitiba, the state capital of Paraná. Taniguchi received the additional honor of being elected to a second term, becoming the first mayor to do so in the city’s history. Ironically, when running for office, Taniguchi was not only virtually unknown to the city’s Nikkei community, but also had no contact with the community’s leaders. During his campaign, however, Taniguchi’s Nikkei heritage was d...

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