Discover Nikkei at COPANI XV - Uruguay 2009

Discover Nikkei hosted two sessions at the COPANI conference in Montevideo, Uruguay held from September 17–19, 2009. The sessions were presented together with several of our Latin American Participating Organizations.

This series presents the topics discussed by the panelists from both sessions, as well as some of the other sessions at the conference.

 

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The Importance of International Exchange Programs for Nikkei Youth

At the XV COPANI, held September 17-19, 2009, young Pan-American Nikkei had a crucial role – one that will set the guidelines for future COPANI events.1

We fulfilled commitments and proposed common goals among all Pan-American Nikkei youth organizations so as to strengthen our ties and integration through international exchange programs. The common goals agreed upon are the following: the development of individuals to take up leadership roles, the promotion of cultural exchanges, and the creation of friendship and international ties.

It’s for that reason that I’d like to take this opportunity to share a little bit about our …

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Reflections on "Being Nikkei"

1. THE ‘NIKKEI’ CONCEPT:

When, beginning in 1869, groups of Japanese began leaving Japan in search of means of sustenance; it became necessary to identify them in some way. As a result, the concept ‘Nikkei’ is coined to identify those who, like the dekasegi [“work away from home”], stay temporarily away from Japan. But this concept is called into question when some of those who left fail to return to the Motherland, staying indefinitely in the receiving countries. The new horizons discovered overseas and their own circumstances have transformed those Japanese into immigrants. In this new scenario, …

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Los nikkei en el Perú II: Identidad y cultura

En la XV Conferencia Panamericana Nikkei  (Copani) que se llevará a cabo en la ciudad de Montevideo, Uruguay en la tercera semana del presente mes, el Museo Nacional Japonés Americano, a través del Proyecto Discover Nikkei, estará a cargo de la mesa (workshop) que tratará – en su segunda sesión-  el tema  “Multiracialidad y multietnicidad en las Comunidades Nikkei”.  Este segundo tema plantea, en principio, las preguntas: ¿qué es Nikkei? y ¿quién es Nikkei?  Luego, partiendo de la observación de que, en la actualidad,  muchos nikkei tienen una herencia racial mixta con sólo raíces parciales en Japón, se agrega las …

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Los Nikkei en el Perú I: La migración en cifras

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En la tercera semana del presente mes se llevará a cabo la XV Conferencia Panamericana Nikkei  (Copani) en la ciudad de Montevideo, Uruguay. En tal evento, el Museo Nacional Japonés Americano, a través del Proyecto Discover Nikkei, estará a cargo de la mesa (workshop) que tratará los temas: “La diáspora Nikkei: La migración Nikkei en la Sociedad Global” (1ra. sesión) y “Multiracialidad y multietnicidad en las Comunidades Nikkei” (2da. sesión).   El primero servirá, por un lado, para analizar los patrones de la migración nikkei en los países participantes y, por otro, para mostrar en conjunto cómo se …

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