Relief fund to support Japanese communities (Japanese)

Donating clothes to the Japanese interns (Japanese) Relief fund to support Japanese communities (Japanese) Role of Assistancia Social dom Jose Gaspar (Japanese) Interrogation by police (Japanese) Opening Ikoi no sono (Japanese)

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(Japanese) Within a month [of establishing the Social Assistance Organization], the Papa (Pope), Papa XII sent us 100 contos per month, and a large sum of 500 mils was collected. At the same time, we received the same monthly amount through the Red Cross of Rio. We didn’t know where that money was coming from, but after the war, we found out that the Japanese government had been sending it. The churches in Japan decided that they needed to take care of the Nikkei people, so they had arranged to send it to us.

Location: Brazil
Contributed by: Caminho da memória - 遥かなるみちのり. São Paulo, Brazil: Comissão de Elaboração da História dos 80 Anos de Imigração Japonesa no Brasil, 1998. VHS.

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