エンリケ・ミナトガワ

(Henrique Minatogawa)

ジャーナリスト・カメラマン。日系三世。祖先は沖縄、長崎、奈良出身。奈良県県費研修留学生(2007年)。ブラジルでの日本東洋文化にちなんだ様々なイベントを精力的に取材。(写真:エンリケ・ミナトガワ)

(2020年7月 更新)

 

identity en pt

What “Made in Japan” Means to Me

When I was a kid growing up in the 1980s, one of the most desired objects was the Sony Walkman. Particularly a blue one that was made in Japan. By that time, Japanese products had a good reputation in Brazil; watches, cameras, TVs, or audio equipment manufactured in Japan were surely good products.

Except for th…

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Japan vs. Brazil?

In August 2016, Rio de Janeiro will host the Summer Olympic Games. As the athletes prepare to compete, I prepare to once more answer the question: “Will you support Brazil or Japan?”

This question doesn’t bother me. In a country with so many immigrants, it is natural that many of them will supp…

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community en pt

An Endangered Custom

I am a Sansei Nikkei, 35 years old, born and raised in São Paulo. During childhood and adolescence, I did not have much contact with the larger Nikkei community; I associated only with relatives and some friends. I did not attend Nikkei events, eat in Japanese restaurants, or study Japanese—three thi…

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Celebrations of the End and Beginning of the Year in the Brazilian Nikkei Community

From mid-November until just before Christmas, gatherings to celebrate the end of the year take place in Brazil. In general, corporate parties take place earlier; then, the associations and clubs; while friends and family’s are closer to Christmas and New Year, when most people are already on vacation.

In …

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How Brazilian Nikkei Play Japanese Video Games

The video game is an American invention, attributed to the German-born American engineer Ralph Baer (1922-2014). The Odyssey, considered the first console in history, was commercially launched in 1972. The novelty became extremely popular in the United States, especially with the leadership of Atari.

However, in…

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