The reason why he immigrated to Japan (Portuguese)

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(Portuguese )

It’s been 28 years. I came – I arrived here in nineteen hundred and ... huh ... I think ‘88, ya know? And ... Why did I come here – to Japan? It's that, it's ... In Brazil, ya know, I’ve always, like ... I wanted to open my own business, and out of the blue a friend of mine came one day – I mean, he came to Japan and all that, and he got to know Japan, and he began working here, ya know, and he liked Japan. ... Then he said, “Oh, what if you came to Japan; it’s interesting here, you can make some money. And I believe it's gonna be great, ya know?” So I took advantage of this opportunity, and ... I came here planning on staying a year, but I ended up liking it. I ended up liking it and I'm still ... still here today. [laughs]

Date: October 19, 2016
Location: Gunma, Japan
Interviewer: Shigeru Kojima
Contributed by: Watase Media Arts Center, Japanese American National Museum

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