Ryoko Hokama

(b. 1917) Okinawan, Issei Argentinean

From Japan to Argentina (Japanese) Running a laundry service in Argentina (Japanese) Initial struggles with the language barrier (Japanese) Baptized by Perón (Japanese) The most memorable day of his life (Japanese) How he met his wife (Japanese)

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Ryoko Hokama was born in November 30th, 1917 in Heira of Ōsato Village, Okinawa. He studied at the former Dai-Ichi (First) Junior High School. Ran a laundry service in Rosario City, Santa Fe, and a flower nursery in Moreno City of the Pacheco district in Buenos Aires. Currently he lives in Caseros with his son’s family, who owns a flower shop. (November 28, 2006)

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