His first jobs in Argentina (Spanish)

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(Spanish) I didn’t have any money to study Spanish. As I couldn’t speak Spanish but had to live, I didn’t have any money. Therefore, they suggested that I become a flower grower…[in that job] Spanish wasn’t necessary. Then I went, they hired me, but I lasted thirty minutes: I didn’t like being cooped up all day…I returned once again to Buenos Aires. It was the lesser evil to have found an Argentine job that forced me to speak Spanish…so that I could listen to and understand Spanish. I entered as a manager of a large hardware store. There I made many mistakes.

Date: February 23, 2007
Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Interviewer: Takeshi Nishimura, Ricardo Hokama
Contributed by: Centro Nikkei Argentino

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