bishop.gazpacho.net/dug-clorochina-a.php If someone asks me to choose between return and permanent settlement, I, with all my sincerity, would never hesitate to answer, "I ardently desire to return. I will cherish the visions of my dear homeland [Japan] and will pray for its prosperity until the last moment of my life.
Nonetheless, I will dedicate my body and soul to raise my children as outstanding Brazilians. His painful inner struggle may look puzzling to today's readers. What compelled him to suppress the burning desire to return? How should we reconcile his deep attachment to Japan and the determination to raise offspring as Brazilians? It is evident from his writing that his dilemma did not arise from his calculation of conflicting personal interests, but was rather deeply ideological and even morally charged. Indeed, to return or not to return was a question of utmost importance among the Japanese community in Brazil during a good part of the twentieth century.
Never a straightforward question, whether or not to return aroused considerable agony and confusion.
The intention to return was driven not only by economic considerations but also by migrants' emotional perceptions of their relations to the larger global political order, particularly the rise and fall of the Japanese empire and the consolidation of the Japanese and Brazilian nation-states. This chapter examines the changing perception of return among the Japanese in Brazil from the beginning of the twentieth century to the early part of the twenty-first century. It follows the analytical strategy of regarding "return" as an idea, or, more precisely, as an imaginary that defines the directionality of one's physical movement, gives particular meanings to mobility, and shapes the mobile subjects' self-positioning in the world Xiang, introduction, this volume.
By taking mobility as a medium through which the migrant intentionally acts on the external world, this chapter teases out how the meaning of return changes with the rise and fall of the Japanese empire over three time periods. These narratives span the first half of the century, the establishment of a new world order centered on nation-states since the s, and the reemergence of transnational networks with intensified globalization after the s. While the meaning of return has been contested and never stable, a particularly sharp historical turning point took place in the s.
In the first half of the twentieth century, the migrants' return was discouraged because Japan was preoccupied with its imperialistic expansion project; furthermore, return was unlikely due to economic and transport constraints.
Nevertheless, return remained a major concern among the migrants during that period and it was in fact an important topic of heated debate among them whether they should return and under what conditions. This continued to be the case for a short while even after the Second World War ended in In the second half of the century, however, return gradually lost its ideological and sentimental connotation as the migrants had succeeded in establishing a respected minority status in Brazilian society.
As a result, when tens of thousands of descendants of former Japanese emigrants Nikkeijin headed to their ancestors' homeland in the s and s, they hardly viewed their experience as a return.
Search Cart. Meanwhile, Brazil was looking for a solution to the labor-shortage problem that it faced on its coffee plantations following the abolition of slavery in and the Italian government's prohibition of emigration to Brazil in Lesser , Japanese politicians praised Nikkeijin, 'the Japanese emigrants overseas and their descendants' p. The s witnessed a decisive shift in the political landscape in Japan and in Brazil. Forgot your password? The returnees were regarded as patriotic by some, but their return was emotionally unsettling for those who wanted to forget about the war. Volume 88 — No.
Rather, the cultural and linguistic differences caused an immense sense of alienation on the part of these migrants. The Japanese government, on the other hand, exploited the ambiguity of their status by creating a special legal migration channel for these descendants on the basis of their blood relations with Japanese citizens. This channel, exclusive to the Nikkeijin, allowed them to live and work in Japan relatively freely, although it was less liberal in allowing, let alone encouraging or supporting, the Nikkeijin's permanent settlement.
Under this system of quasi-return, the preference for ethnic homogeneity and the need for cheap labor in a time of increasing globalization were also reconciled. Professional mainlanders in Hong Kong: profile, prospect and problem.
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