Virtual International Symposium Transnational Japanese Diaspora: Preserving the Brazilian Nikkei Literary and Cultural Heritage

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9:00a.m. - 12:45p.m.

United States

This virtual international symposium is designed to introduce the latest research on Japanese Brazilian literature in both Japanese and Portuguese languages, in conjunction with the recently digitized Burajiru Jiho newspaper, held at The Historical Museum of Japanese Immigration in Brazil in São Paulo and now available on the Hoji Shinbun Digital Collection.



November 5, 2021

9:00am-12:45pm (PST) 2:00pm-5:45pm (BRT)



This virtual symposium is free and open to the public. Register here

For any inquiries, please email:



Introduction: 9:00 am – 9:10 am PST (2:00 pm – 2:10 pm BRT)


Seth Jacobowitz, Interim Resident Director, Kyoto Consortium for Japanese Studies


Digitization of Nikkei Newspaper Updates: 9:10 am – 9:15 am PST (2:10 pm – 2:15 pm BRT)


Lidia Reiko Yamashita, Chairman of the Board of Trustees, The Historical Museum of Japanese Immigration in Brazil

Kay Ueda, Curator of the Japanese Diaspora Collection, Hoover Institution Library & Archives, Stanford University



Panel 1

Presenter 1: 9:15 am – 9:35 am PST (2:15 pm – 2:35 pm BRT)

Koroniago: A less prestigious Japanese language or a language of Japanese-Brazilian identity or a dialect of memory preservation?

Leiko Matsubara Morales, Professor of Japanese, University of São Paulo


Presenter 2: 9:35 am – 9:55 am PST (2:35 pm – 2:55 pm BRT)

The Postwar Afterlife of Livraria Yendo

Ted Mack, Associate Professor of Modern Japanese Literature, University of Washington

Q & A: 9:55 am – 10:05 am PST (2:55 pm – 3:05 pm BRT)


Panel 2

Presenter 3: 10: 05 am- 10: 25 am PST (3:05 pm – 3:25 pm BRT)

Fujin Ran (Column for Ladies) in the Burajiru Jihô Newspaper: Bilateral Social Influence (1917-1924)

Monika Okamoto, Associate Professor of Japanese Literature, Federal University of Paraná


Presenter 4: 10:25 am – 10:45 am PST (3:25 pm – 3:45 pm BRT)

From Nihonjinron to Mimicry in Ryoki Inoue’s Saga

Ignacio López-Calvo, Presidential Endowed Chair and Professor of Latin American Literature, UC Merced


Presenter 5: 10:45 am – 11:05 am PST (3:45 pm – 4:05 pm BRT)

The Nikkeijin Literary Identity Transformation in Brazil: An Analysis of Portuguese Language Publications in Japanese-Brazilian Newspapers and Literary Magazines

Clara Fachini Zanirato, Assistant Professor of Portuguese, USMA West Point


Q & A: 11:05 am – 11: 20 am PST (4:05 pm – 4:20 pm BRT)

Break: 11: 20 am – 11:25 am PST (4:20 pm – 4:25 pm BRT)


Panel 3

Presenter 6: 11:25 am – 11: 45 am PST (4:25 pm – 4:45 pm BRT)

Transnationality in Nikkei Women's Arts in Brazil

Michiko Okano, Professor in the History of Asian Art at the Federal

University of São Paulo (UNIFESP)


Presenter 7: 11:45 am – 12: 05 pm PST (4:45 pm – 5:05 pm BRT)

Japanese Dances in Brazil: From Traditional Imagination to Pop Experiences

Christine Greiner, Director of the Center of Oriental Studies, Pontifical Catholic U. of São Paulo

Q & A: 12: 05 pm – 12: 15pm PST (5:05 pm – 5:15 pm BRT)

Discussion: 12: 15 pm – 12:30 pm PST (5:15 pm – 5:30 pm BRT)

Concluding Remarks: 12:30 pm – 12:45 pm PST (5:30 pm – 5:45 pm BRT)

Eiichiro Azuma, Professor of History and Asian American Studies,

University of Pennsylvania and Hoover Visiting Fellow


The presentations are primarily in English, although we accept questions in English, Portuguese, and Japanese.

This symposium is supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities grant no. HC-279973-21.





KayUeda . 更新日 2021年9月30日



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