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Kenichi Muray: El historiador de los pioneros japoneses de México

Sergio Hernández Galindo

Rosita Urano: A Young Girl Who Lived at the Temixco Hacienda During the War

Sergio Hernández Galindo

The former Temixco Hacienda is home to one of Mexico’s best-known and popular water parks. The vestiges of the hacienda that still remain—including the parish church and extensive gardens—lend a particular beauty to the place. Temixco (a Náhuatl word that roughly translates to “where the rock of feline is”) is …

Concepción Hiramuro y Francisco Akachi: Dos vidas de hijos de emigrantes que convergen

Sergio Hernández Galindo

Concepción Michie Hiramuro y Francisco Yoshitaka Akachi contrajeron matrimonio en la ciudad de Guadalajara en el año de 1963. La vida de ambos no sólo se entrelazó por el hecho de que formaron una familia; sus vidas fueron tomando rumbos paralelos al nacer en México como hijos de emigrantes japoneses …

Policies against the Japanese-American Dreamers in World War II: An inhuman racism that still persists

Sergio Hernández Galindo

The series of anti-immigration measures being instituted by President Donald Trump, including the proposed elimination of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, is a stark reminder of how Japanese-Americans were persecuted after the Pacific War broke out in December 1941.

Carlos Kasuga Osaka: A Story of Shared Struggle and Work

Sergio Hernández Galindo

In October 2017, leading Mexican businessman Carlos Kasuga Osaka celebrated his 80th birthday. Carlos is known to many as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Yakult, a Japanese company. He has also become very famous as a public speaker, with thousands of followers on social media.

José Taro Zorrilla Takeda: A Nikkei Architect on a Quest to Build Social Landscapes

Sergio Hernández Galindo

José Taro Zorrilla Takeda is a young Japanese-Mexican artist and architect who was educated at prestigious universities in Japan and Mexico. Through his profession and social activism, he has succeeded in combining the training both countries provided to develop his career and dedicate himself to addressing the problems facing both …


Sergio Hernández Galindo


Isamu Carlos Shibayama and the Persecution of Japanese Latin Americans: A Pending Case

Sergio Hernández Galindo

Isamu Carlos Shubayama, the son of Japanese immigrants, was born in Peru in 1931. When he was still a boy, his parents, siblings and grandparents were arrested in Lima in response to a request from the U.S. government in 1944. The Shibayamas were taken to the United States, where they …

Kizuna: Nikkei Stories from the 2011 Japan Earthquake & Tsunami

The Mexican Piñatas and Blankets Sent to Japan in Support of the Victims of the Great Earthquake of 2011

Sergio Hernández Galindo

It was early in the morning of March 11, 2011, and Midori Suzuki was having trouble sleeping. That same day, the Japanese Mexican Association was to inaugurate an art exhibit called Flor de Maguey that she had organized with some of her fellow painters. After Midori was finally able to …

Celebration and Resistance Among Japanese Immigrants in Mexico: The Festival of Shōgatsu

Sergio Hernández Galindo

The hundreds of thousands of Japanese immigrants who came to the Americas brought only the bare necessities: some clothing, perhaps a few photographs to remind them of home. But they also came with many traditions and customs passed down through their families in their home villages. Despite being separated from …

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Sergio Hernández Galindo is a graduate of Colegio de México, where he majored in Japanese studies. He has published numerous articles and books about Japanese emigration to Mexico and elsewhere in Latin America. He is currently a professor and researcher with the Historical Studies Unit of Mexico's National Institute of Anthropology and History.

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