Oizumi, the Brazilian town in Japan (Portuguese)

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Here in Oizumi, you ... I think ... You can find everything here, see? People feel like they’re in Brazil here, see? Though there’re, like, other states [sic] where ... you don’t have that many Brazilians. So in those states that don’t have many Brazilians there may be some difficulty among Brazilians [looking for Brazilian products], know what I mean? But ... it’s not like in Oizumi or Hamamatsu, where they’ve become so used to having Brazilians around, ya know?

The city of Oizumi, it's ... We have, thank God, a city that ... It's ... It's worth coming here, to the city of Oizumi, to visit, because nowadays we’ve got stores with Brazilian products. Hairdressers. We even have dentists. Everything, ya know? So, it's worth visiting the city because you’re gonna feel like you’re in Brazil. I mean, here it's ... So, everyone who comes here, is gonna feel – is gonna notice a difference. That, really, you’re gonna be in a Brazilian city here. [laughs] Yeah, you’re gonna feel like you're in Brazil. [laughs]

Date: October 19, 2016
Location: Gunma, Japan
Interviewer: Shigeru Kojima
Contributed by: Watase Media Arts Center, Japanese American National Museum

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