The Immigration of Japanese-brazilians in the 1990s

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Bastos, Tamires M
Area of Honors:
Bachelor of Arts
Document Type:
Thesis Supervisors:
  • Reiko Tachibana, Thesis Supervisor
  • Jonathan Eran Abel, Honors Advisor
  • Japan
  • Brazil
  • Japanese-Brazilian
  • Nikkei
  • Immigration
The government-sponsored Japanese immigration to Brazil from 1925 until 1942 created a Japanese-Brazilian community in Brazil. In return, when the Japanese government signed the New Immigration Control Act in 1990, the Japanese-Brazilians started to immigrate to Japan in search of a better life. They went to Japan with the purpose of working, saving enough money to buy a house or open their own business, and eventually return to their hometown, making them dekasseguis. This paper will explain the immigration of Japanese-Brazilians to Japan in the 1990s, and what hardships the Japanese-Brazilian faced while working and living in Japan. It will also touch upon the influence that the Japanese-Brazilians had on the Japanese society, and how the Japanese-Brazilians adapted to life in Japan.