Eduardo Goo Nakashima

Fifty-three-year-old Brazilian Nisei from Mogi das Cruzes, holding a degree in architecture from the University of São Paulo, and Masters in Architectural History from the University of Hiroshima. He has worked at the Japanese businesses YKK, Toyota Tsusho, and Asahi Bank, and since 2003 has held the post of Bunkyo’s Administrative Secretary General.

Updated September 2013 

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Nikkei Chronicles #2—Nikkei+: Stories of Mixed Language, Traditions, Generations & Race

The Candle That Burns Out

Last May 23, I completed 10 years as Administrative Secretary General at the Brazilian Society of Japanese Culture, known as Bunkyo. In December 2006, the full name of the institution was changed to Brazilian Society of Japanese Culture and Social Services, but that’s a topic for some other time. May 23 is an important date for the city of São Paulo. On this day in 1932, four young students were murdered by federal government forces, an event that led Paulistas1 to join forces in the fight against the burgeoning Getúlio Vargas dictatorship. [inline:nakashima1.jpg] I suc…

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