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)

 

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Nipo-Brazilian radio waves

In Brazil, currently, there are two radio broadcasters dedicated to Eastern culture, especially Japanese.

Rádio Nikkey is the oldest of them, operating for more than 20 years. Nowadays, the program is broadcasted as part of Rádio Imprensa and on the internet.

More recent, Rádio Banzai was called Rádio Fenix in its early days in 2005. Officially bearing its current name, the station has been broadcasting since 2007, always on the internet.

Brazilians of all origins

The programming of Rádio Nikkey is done in Portuguese by announcer Paulo Miyagui, 66 years old, a second generation Nikkei ...

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Ramen for Lunch in São Paulo

Starting from the mid-2000s, with the increasing success of Japanese anime, manga, soap operas, and movies in Brazil, a certain food began to draw the audience’s attention.

It is a steamy broth involving noodles and some other ingredients: ramen.

The Liberdade district, in São Paulo, is a great concentration of Japanese restaurants. Currently, there are three shops whose specialty is ramen.

Strong seasoning

We visited the newest one, called Ramen Ya, which opened in February 2014, to know a little about what it is like eating ramen in São Paulo.

“The non-Nikkei Brazilians prefer the stronger seasoning ...

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Nikkei actors in Brazil: Japanese descendants share experience in the profession

During the early years of Japanese immigration in Brazil, Japanese workers dedicated themselves to activities related to agriculture. Then, branching out into trade and other jobs.

Nowadays, Japanese and their descendants (called Nikkei) are in almost all working fields. Although in small numbers, today, it is possible to see them on TV, cinema, and theater.

Family concerns

“Since I always had a conscious attitude in what I do, they always encouraged my decisions. However, the concern about money and the instability also existed,” says actor Marcos Miura, 40 years old, third generation Nipo-Brazilian.

Marcos graduated in Marketing and was working ...

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