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Japanese Brazilian Diaspora

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Timothy Yan

on 23 December 2012

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1908 -Takeyuki (Gaku) Tsuda Toshiba commercials Japanese Brazilian in Brazil Japanese Brazilian in Japan -With the Japanese stereotyped into being a model worker in Brazil, does that create a bias and perpetuate an affluent Japanese Brazilian community? In Brazilian society, the nikkeijin are immediately recognizable because of their "traços orientais"(oriental features)... "A television ad for Toshiba products ends with a magnifying glass passing over the eyes of a Japanese face "Abre os olhos" (Open the eyes)..." Miss Nikkei http://www.nytimes.com/2008/11/02/world/asia/02japan.html?emc=eta1 When Minorities Migrate: The Racialization of of the Japanese Brazilian in Brazil and Japan Nikkeijin - Japanese descendants born and raise abroad -There is rough population of 1.5 million Japanese people in Brazil making it the country with the largest Japanese Diaspora
- The United States comes in second with 1.2 million Japanese people "Phenotype differences" Japonês - word for Japanese in Portuguese and used to address any individual deemed as Japanese regardless of the relationship with individual - Not derogatory term Olhos Puxados -"slanted eyes" Surprise Digital Trap Return Home http://www.missnikkey.com.br/ Japanese Immigrants Celebrate in Brazil Video from 2008 about the 100 years of migration for the Japanese http://japandailypress.com/identity-issues-japanese-brazilians-in-japan-053434 Present
Day 2008 http://www.reuters.com/article/2008/06/16/us-brazil-japan-immigration-idUSN1444509220080616 - Do you think the Japanese Brazilians in Japan should assimilate and more culturally sensitive to the culture of their native land?
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