Shigeru Kojima

Nasceu em Sanjo, província de Niigata, Japão. Graduou-se na Universidade Sophia. Após concluir o curso de pós-graduação em História Social do setor de Ciências Humanas, Letras e Artes da Universidade Federal do Paraná, foi conferencista na Universidade Gakugei de Tóquio, colaborou para o estabelecimento do Museu de Migração Japonesa Além-Mar da JICA (Agência de Cooperação Internacional do Japão) em Yokohama. Pesquisador Visitante Especial sobre Centro de Pesquisa Avançada em Ciências Humanas da Universidade Waseda. Historiador e pesquisador sobre Imigração.

Principais obras: “O futuro da comunidade Nikkei e o Matsuri” (tradução literal), edição de Iwao Yamamoto e outros, A cultura Nikkei nas Américas do Norte e Sul, editora Jimbun Shoin, 2007; “Estudando o Nikkei residente no Japão através da história dos imigrantes japoneses – Aspectos do centenário da imigração japonesa no Brasil e o Nikkei (tradução literal) em Asia Yugaku 117, editora Bensei, 2008; “A migração além-mar e o imigrante – o japonês – o Nikkei” (tradução literal), supervisão de Hiroshi Komai em Diáspora do Leste da Ásia, Akashi Shoten, 2011.

Atualizado em abril de 2021

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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 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 traditio…

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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. Mats…

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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, Colô…

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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 del…

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