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Japanese reputation in Colombia

And thankfully in Colombia, Japanese people have a good reputation. So, it worked into our advantage, I guess. We're better respected just because of the background, I guess. And because the community is relatively small, and mostly have behaved well, right? Because it's also comes with the territory that to uphold that name, you still have to behave properly.


Colombia communities Japanese Colombians public opinion reputation

Date: September 22, 2019

Location: California, US

Interviewer: Yoko Nishimura

Contributed by: Watase Media Arts Center, Japanese American National Museum

Interviewee Bio

Monica Teisher was born in Cali, Colombia in 1974 to an Issei father and Nisei mother. She and her large extended family were active in the Cali Japanese community, the largest in Colombia. She moved to the United States after marrying a U.S. citizen of Eastern European Jewish descent. They and their daughters spend vacation time in Colombia, participating in community events. (May 2020)

George Abe
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George Abe

Taiko Community

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Clifford Uyeda
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Clifford Uyeda

Japanese Language School

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Henry Suto
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Henry Suto

Japanese in Minot

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Hiroshi Sakane
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Hiroshi Sakane

The differences in attitude of pre-war and post war in terms of the President Fujimori presidency (Japanese)

(b. 1948) Executive Director of Amano Museum

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Toshiko Elena Onchi
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How I became a volunteer at the International Association of Yamato (Spanish)

Japanese Peruvian in Japan

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Isao Taoka
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Isao Taoka

Views on Japanese Youth (Japanese)

(b. 1943) Paraguayan Ambassador to Japan

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Toshiko Elena Onchi
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Toshiko Elena Onchi

Several ways to participate and integrate into Japanese society (Spanish)

Japanese Peruvian in Japan

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Kathryn Doi Todd
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On Justice Todd’s Involvement with the Japanese American Cultural and Community Center

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Formula for Freedom

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Robert A. Nakamura
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Evelyn Yoshimura
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Gidra's Content

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