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(Spanish) As I was saying... I feel that I have a double responsibility. Firstly, as any Ambassador, representing a whole country is a very big responsibility. And secondly, as you say, the fact that I am Nikkei, the fact that I am a Japanese descendant, is very meaningful because it is the materialization of the dreams of people who immigrated to South America seeking to improve their lives. So partially I feel like this is the culmination of my parent’s dreams, when they travelled to such a distant land. So the return to the motherland in these circumstances indicates that my parents’ efforts have been appreciated in that distant land, South America.

Date: March 24, 2009
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Interviewer: Alberto Matsumoto
Contributed by: Watase Media Arts Center, Japanese American National Museum

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