Akemi Figueredo Imamura

Akemi Figueredo Imamura is a third-generation descendant of the Japanese community in Cuba. She is currently the editor of the magazine Ingeniería Industrial. She is a member of Fuji, a chorus made up of Japanese descendants. She has presented works on Japanese culture at diverse international events. She earned a degree in Japanese language at the René Ramos Latourde Foreign Language School at the University of Havana.

Updated October 2018

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Nikkei Chronicles #7—Nikkei Roots: Digging into Our Cultural Heritage

The Japan Inside Me

It was the most anticipated time of the year--summer vacation--and she was happy she didn’t have to get up early or complete endless homework. She wondered how to spend her free time, since she wasn't allowed to play with the girl next door and there was nothing to see on TV. She thought about what she could do; she’d be scolded for playing on the antique furniture in the living room and the decorations she loved so much. The kitchen and bathroom were off limits for fun, because of the hazards they represented. Nor was she allowed to stay in …

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