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Michiko Tanaka — Part 2: 50 years as a teacher at El Colegio de México

Sergio Hernández Galindo

Read part 1 >> Upon finishing their undergraduate studies in the Soviet Union, Michiko and Américo had to decide their immediate future. Their daughter Emiko had already been born and they needed to find a stable job. Michiko did not dislike going to Mexico because she had met a large …

Michiko Tanaka — Part 1: From the refuge in the mountains of Kyushu to El Colegio de México

Sergio Hernández Galindo

Michiko Tanaka was born in the middle of the Pacific War, in April 1943 in the city of Tokyo. During that year, North American naval forces had already taken the offensive by winning the Battle of Midway and managed to expel the Japanese army from the Island of Guadalcanal in …

María Elena Ota Mishima: from forced concentration to El Colegio de México

Sergio Hernández Galindo

María Elena Ota Mishima was the most important scholar of Japanese immigration in Mexico. His book “ Seven Japanese migrations in Mexico. 1890-1978 ” 1 revealed the long march that Japanese immigrants had to travel to arrive and settle in that country. The study also made a methodological contribution to …

Katase Tanaka Family: Returning to Sonora After the Concentration of the Great War

Sergio Hernández Galindo

At the start of 1942, Japanese immigrant communities living in diverse areas of North America started to live days of torment. The attack on Pearl Harbor by Japanese forces in December of 1941 not only unleashed war between Japan and the United States but also meant the beginning of a …

125 Years after the First Japanese Immigration to Mexico: The Soul of Relations between Mexico and Japan - Part 3

Sergio Hernández Galindo

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125 Years after the First Japanese Immigration to Mexico: The Soul of Relations between Mexico and Japan - Part 2

Sergio Hernández Galindo

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125 Years after the First Japanese Immigration to Mexico: The Soul of Relations between Mexico and Japan - Part 1

Sergio Hernández Galindo

From the 1897 Opening to the War of the Pacific

Takeshi Morita: A Mexican Fisherman Imprisoned in U.S. concentration camps

Sergio Hernández GalindoKiyoko Nishikawa Aceves

The Japanese attack on the U.S. fleet in Hawaii on December 7, 1941 triggered war between the two countries. On this side of the Pacific, throughout the entire continent, that date also marked the beginning of a peculiar war against hundreds of thousands of Japanese immigrants living in numerous countries, …

Juan Guillermo Fuse: An example of the unfair concentration for the Japanese in Mexico

Sergio Hernández GalindoAraceli Wences Rangel

Many Japanese who emigrated to Mexico in the first half of the 20th century decided not only to settle in this country, they also acquired Mexican nationality. Juan Guillermo Fuse was one of them who considered “Mexico as his homeland” and brought his wife Kiyoko, from the same town where …

René Tanaka - Part 2: Ures' transfer to Mexico City

Sergio Hernández Galindo

Read part 1 >> The Mexican authorities ordered all families of Japanese origin to immediately move to the cities of Guadalajara and Mexico with the purpose of being concentrated and closely monitored. Without understanding why he had to leave his home, abandon his school and get away from his friends, …

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Sergio Hernández Galindo is a graduate of Colegio de México, where he majored in Japanese studies. He has published numerous articles and books about Japanese emigration to Mexico and elsewhere in Latin America. He is currently a professor and researcher with the Historical Studies Unit of Mexico's National Institute of Anthropology and History.

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