Discover Nikkei Symposium on Japanese Brazilians in Sao Paulo on September 20

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Sep 200820
9:00a.m. - 5:30p.m.

Japan Foundation in Sao Paulo
Av. Paulista , 37 – 1º Andar
São Paulo, São Paulo

100 Years of Japanese Immigration: The multiple identities of the Nikkei community

The year of the centennial of Japanese immigration to Brazil allows a unique opportunity to discuss and show the history of the Japanese Brazilian community. In order for a deeper exploration of the main issues concerning the Japanese Brazilians, their identities and contributions, this symposium will examine stories on both the individual and community levels.

Location: Japan Foundation in Sao Paulo (Av. Paulista , 37 – 1º Andar)
Date: September 20, 2008
Time: 9:00 am – 5:30 pm

RSVP required via e-mail

Free participation - limited spaces
Information: (11)3209-5465 (Marcos Persici)

The symposium covers three main topics
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Part I – In the Search of New Dreams: The Nikkei communities’ contribution to agrobusiness

– Núcleo Celso Ramos (Santa Catarina)
– São Gotardo e o Cerrado (Minas Gerais)
– Teixeira de Freitas (Bahia)
– A Família Maeda e o cultivo de Algodão (São Paulo)
(Moderator: Celia Sakurai)

Part II – Identity Through Art
- Roberto Okinaka
- Ricardo Otake
- Jo Takahashi
(Moderator: Christina Greiner)

Part III – The Dynamic Life of Migrants Between Brazil and Japan
III.1 – Perspectives in Japan
- Lili Kawamura
- Eliza Sasaki
- Andreia Ferreira
(Moderator: Masato Ninomiya)

III.2 – Perspectives in Brazil
- Kyoko Nakagawa
- Victor Otani
- Helio Ishii
- Celia Oi
(Moderator: Alexandre Uehara)

* This program is organized by Discover Nikkei in collaboration with Associação Brasileira de Estudos Japoneses and Sociedade Brasileira de Cultura Japonesa e de Assistência Social - Museu Histórico da Imigração Japonesa no Brasil and is supported by Japan Foundation. Discover Nikkei, a project of the Japanese American National Museum, is made possible through the generous support of The Nippon Foundation.
**Photo courtesy of Museu Histórico da Imigração Japonesa no Brasil.



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