Antonio Kotaro Hayata

Antonio Kotaro Hayata was born in São Paulo and graduated from São Paulo Catholic University (PUC-SP) with an MBA in Finance from Business Administration Foundation (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 biking.

Updated October 2021

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Recordando el año nuevo oshogatsu tropical

Pronto estaremos recibiendo un año más. Cuando llega el fin de año casi todos hacen un balance del año que está por terminar, rememora las cosas buenas y no tan buenas que pasaron, y cuando recibimos el año nuevo hacemos planes y fijamos expectativas que anhelamos cumplir. Creo que en todo el mundo, sin importar la cultura o la religión, tomamos una actitud similar, ¿o me equivoco? Desde luego, la manera de despedir el año y recibir el año nuevo puede variar según el país y en eso la cultura o la religi&oacut…

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Behind the Scenes of the 61st Convention of Nikkei and Japanese Abroad

Over the weekend of October 30 and 31, 2021, the 61st Convention of Nikkei and Japanese Abroad (Kaigai Nikkeijin Taikai) was held with the theme “The Challenges in the New Era - Connecting Nikkei beyond Space, Time and Generations” and the logo for the International Day of Nikkei was revealed, whose commemorative date was created in 2018 during the 59th Convention held in Hawaii. Organized by the Association of Nikkei and Japanese Abroad (Kaigai Nikkeijin Kyokai), the convention has been held annually in Japan to promote international exchange, understanding, and friendship, as…

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Crónicas Nikkei #10—Generaciones Nikkei: Conectando a Familias y Comunidades

My relationship with Nihongo

I think that most people who have Japanese origins have had contact with nihongo or colonia-go since childhood. It is a kind of Nikkei dialect in Brazil, where it is a mix between Portuguese and old fashioned nihongo, since it carries the peculiarities and slangs from many parts of old Japan where the immigrants came from (hougen), as a result, an original dialect that is not found in any books, but we can understand each other very easily. I'm very curious to know if other countries with Japanese immigration has something similar. As a Nisei, my Parents tried to connect my brothers and I …

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