Generational Gap (Spanish)

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(Spanish) For me it is easier to deal with the Nisei sansei because the Issei are the older generation. They don’t talk much. That’s how it is, and they are not as westernized…they come from Japan, they [may] stay [in Argentina], [but they] yearn for Japan from here. But the Nisei are something different. I can talk to them and I enjoy it because they have ideas. Because the Issei generally don’t have ideas; they are closed-mouth, and, therefore, very boring.

Date: February 23, 2007
Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Interviewer: Takeshi Nishimura, Ricardo Hokama
Contributed by: Centro Nikkei Argentino

argentina issei nikkei nisei sansei

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