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Nikkei Chronicles #10—Nikkei Generations: Connecting Families & Communities

My relationship with Nihongo

Antonio Kotaro Hayata

I think that most people who have Japanese origins have had contact with nihongo or colonia-go since childhood.

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Antonio Kotaro Hayata is Nissei who was born in São Paulo and graduated in Law for São Paulo Catholic University (PUC-SP), MBA in Finance (FIA/USP). Today, he is in Japan, working at Kyodai Remittance responsible for the Brazilian market and the Nikkei Network, and in parallel as a legal translator and interpreter. He is a Lawyer from graduation, but finance executive by choice, where he led a career almost entirely focused on financial institutions, always connected with Japan. Crazy for sports in general, especially running and soccer. After the Covid-19 Pandemic, he discovered a new passion in road bike.

Antonio Kotaro Hayata é nissei nascido em São Paulo, capital, graduado em direito pela PUC-SP com MBA em Finanças pela FIA/USP. Hoje, está no Japão, trabalhando na Kyodai Remittance responsável pelo mercado do Brasil e Nikkei Network e em paralelo como tradutor e intérprete legal. Advogado por formação, mas financista por opção, onde levou uma carreira quase totalmente voltada para instituições financeiras sempre tendo o Japão como pano de fundo. Amante de esportes em geral, praticante de corrida de rua e futebol, com a Pandemia da Covid-19, descobriu uma nova paixão que é o road bike.

Nikkei interests

  • community history
  • family stories
  • festival/matsuri
  • Japanese/Nikkei food
  • Japantowns

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