Jimmy Seiji Amemiya Siu

Jimmy Seiji Amemiya Siu, bachelor’s degree in Systems Engineering. Since childhood, I've been taking part in the Nikkei community via the Peru Yamanashi Shinbokukai [Japanese Peruvian Association]. At age 17, I started a youth group at Peru Yamanashi Shinbokukai. In the last three years, I've participated in the Youth Group of the Okinawan Association of Peru (AOP) and in the Japanese Peruvian Association’s Youth Department. I am a member of the World Youth Uchinaanchu Association and former participant in the INDEX 2013 program, organized by the government of Japan.

Updated November 2014

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Nikkei Chronicles #3—Nikkei Names: Taro, John, Juan, João?

A Discordant Name Match

My birth certificate says Jimmy Seiji. When they hear my name, many of my friends have asked me, “Is your real name Jimmy or James?” And I tell them that my name is Jimmy; that’s how it appears on my birth certificate. When I asked my parents about the reason for my name, they told me that when I was born they had no time to think of a name (since all they cared about was that their only male child was born healthy). After my birth—since they hadn’t thought of a name—the best idea they could come up with was to ask my godparents for a name. According to th…

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