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Nikkei Chronicles #9—More Than a Game: Nikkei Sports
Sports and Schools
My name is Taira Fernanda Yumi. I am 14 years old. Nice to meet you. I have loved swimming since I…

Fernanda Yumi Taira • Nov. 6, 2020


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Nikkei Chronicles #9—More Than a Game: Nikkei Sports
Memories from the Volga
I am 85 years old this year and have many memories from my more than half a century of life as an i…

Hideo Maruki • Aug. 31, 2020

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Tetsuo Okamoto, a hero of Brazilian swimming: A miracle born from Japan-Brazil exchange
Part 6: Children of immigrants make national contributions
Read Part 5 >> To celebrate Okamoto's great achievement, a victory celebration called the…

Masayuki Fukasawa • July 27, 2020


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Tetsuo Okamoto, a hero of Brazilian swimming: A miracle born from Japan-Brazil exchange
Part 5: How a flying fish changed Okamoto’s fate
Read Part 4 >> In the documentary film "O nadador – A história de Tetsuo Okamoto" (…

Masayuki Fukasawa • July 20, 2020


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Tetsuo Okamoto, a hero of Brazilian swimming: A miracle born from Japan-Brazil exchange
Part 4: Anti-Vargasist sports promotion policies
Read Part 3 >> A surprising connection from before the war Research revealed that Padilha had…

Masayuki Fukasawa • July 13, 2020



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Tetsuo Okamoto, a hero of Brazilian swimming: A miracle born from Japan-Brazil exchange
Part 3: The unsung hero, Director Padilha
Read Part 2 >> The Director of the São Paulo State Sports Bureau who gave permission to fly t…

Masayuki Fukasawa • July 6, 2020


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Tetsuo Okamoto, a hero of Brazilian swimming: A miracle born from Japan-Brazil exchange
Part 2: A ray of hope in the midst of hardship for Japanese immigrants
Read Part 1 >> At the US-led Pan-American Conference of Foreign Ministers held in Rio in Janu…

Masayuki Fukasawa • June 29, 2020


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Tetsuo Okamoto, a hero of Brazilian swimming: A miracle born from Japan-Brazil exchange
First medal in swimming at the 1st Helsinki Olympics
Nisei swimmer Tetsuo Okamoto (born 1932 - died 2007) brought the first Olympic medal to both Brazil…

Masayuki Fukasawa • June 22, 2020



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