エンリケ・ミナトガワ

(Henrique Minatogawa)

ジャーナリスト・カメラマン。日系三世。祖先は沖縄、長崎、奈良出身。奈良県県費研修留学生(2007年)。4年前から、ブラジルでの東洋文化にちなんだ様々なイベントを精力的に取材。(写真:エンリケ・ミナトガワ / Nikko Fotografia)

(2014年7月 更新)

 

identity en ja es pt

ニッケイ物語#3 — ニッケイ人の名前:太郎、ジョン、フアン、ジョアオ?

「J.」の意味について

子供の頃、自分の名前は長いと思っていたので、ミドルネームを省略し、「Henrique J. Minatogawa」と書いていた。

大人になってもそのように書いていると、友人からよく「J.」の意味を訊かれた。テレビアニメシリーズ「ザ・シンプソンズ」で、自分のミドルネームを知りたいホーマーを思い出させた。

「J.」は「José」だと言うと、信じてくれない人がほとんどだ。大半が「Jun」だと思い込み、結局 ...

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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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identity en pt

Nikkei LGBT talk about prejudice and acceptance - Part 2

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Eastern ethnicities have little visibility in the Brazilian mainstream media. Although the quantitative proportion is small, in cultural and economic terms, the participation of Eastern groups is expressive. Even so, the visibility as part of Brazilian society is very small. In relation to homosexuals, there is a search for the gender related reference in addition to the ethnic.

“I remember that in a soap opera there was a gay couple and it was all very veiled. I think it was Sandrinho, but I do not remember much as he was [Note: Sandrinho is the character played ...

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identity en pt

Nikkei LGBT Talk About Prejudice and Acceptance - Part 1

According to the 2010 census conducted by IBGE (Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics), there are approximately 190 million people living in Brazil. Of these, approximately 1.5 million are Japanese or descendants of Japanese, or less than 1% of the country’s population, according to data from Japan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Center for Japanese-Brazilian Studies. In quantitative terms, therefore, the Nikkei is part of a minority.

According to an evaluation by the Brazilian Association of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transvestite and Transgender (Abglt), approximately 20 million Brazilians are homosexuals, corresponding to 10% of the population. This ...

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business en pt

Nikkei Pastry Chef Spreads Yogashi in Brazil

Many people in Brazil tend to assume that Nikkei are interested exclusively in Japanese culture. If a Nikkei is keen on sports, the sport must be karate; if s/he likes music, it must be enka; if s/he draws, it must be manga. While these assumptions may occasionally be true, they are not 100% accurate.

Vivianne Hitomi Wakuda is a 29-year-old Brazilian Sansei Nikkei. She is also a pastry chef. “In my first job interview, they assumed I worked with red bean paste. I immediately explained that I worked in the house pastry style, which was French. I am ...

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