Digital Exhibit: 100 Years of Japanese Emigration to Brazil

In 2008, the Japanese Diet Library in Tokyo created a digital exhibit to celebrate 100 years since the beginning of Japanese emigration to Brazil. Based on extensive collections held in the Modern Japanese Political Documents room, this exhibit presents the history of Japanese migration to Brazil in 7 chapters. From initial failed efforts by the Colonization Society of Japan to reach migration agreements to the resumption of migration following the Pacific War, this site offers a concise overview accompanied by photographs and other primary source documents. Most of the supporting documents are written in Japanese, but the exhibit text is offered in English, Japanese, and Portugese.

Highlights: the “columns” section has several interesting stories such as connections between emigration and the Paulista Coffee chain in Japan.

View exhibit here

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