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It’s good to say “I’m Nikkei” because I am part of something - Part 2

Enrique Higa SakudaAsociación Peruano Japonesa

Part 1 >> Nikkei Identity Kaori was raised by her grandmother in a Japanese environment. “Our relationship within our Japanese home was one of constant silence; it took just a simple stare of disapproval to know that I did something wrong. My grandmother did not have to say anything for me to …

It’s good to say “I’m Nikkei” because I am part of something - Part 1

Enrique Higa SakudaAsociación Peruano Japonesa

Two years ago a photograph changed Kaori Flores Yonekura’s life, a Venezuelan filmmaker whose grandparents were Japanese. It was a photo of Mr. Takeuchi, who at the time of the photograph was president of the Nikkei Association of Venezuela.

Puente entre dos culturas

Enrique Higa SakudaAsociación Peruano Japonesa

Década de 1960. Atrás habían quedado los dolorosos tiempos de la guerra. La colonia japonesa había volteado la página y comenzaba a despegar. Sus negocios prosperaban y los hijos de los inmigrantes japoneses acaparaban los primeros puestos en los colegios o sobresalían en las universidades.

Un modo de ser nikkei

Enrique Higa Sakuda

1999: Copa América de fútbol. Perú va a jugar contra Japón y el empleado de la panadería donde acabo de comprar una empanada, a una cuadra de la oficina donde trabajo, me pregunta: ¿Y a quién le vas? ¿Al Perú o a Japón? Al Perú obviamente, le contesto. Estoy perplejo. …

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