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José Taro Zorrilla Takeda: A Nikkei Architect on a Quest to Build Social Landscapes

Sergio Hernández Galindo

José Taro Zorrilla Takeda is a young Japanese-Mexican artist and architect who was educated at prestigious universities in Japan and Mexico. Through his profession and social activism, he has succeeded in combining the training both countries provided to develop his career and dedicate himself to addressing the problems facing both …


Sergio Hernández Galindo


Isamu Carlos Shibayama and the Persecution of Japanese Latin Americans: A Pending Case

Sergio Hernández Galindo

Isamu Carlos Shubayama, the son of Japanese immigrants, was born in Peru in 1931. When he was still a boy, his parents, siblings and grandparents were arrested in Lima in response to a request from the U.S. government in 1944. The Shibayamas were taken to the United States, where they …

Kizuna: Nikkei Stories from the 2011 Japan Earthquake & Tsunami

The Mexican Piñatas and Blankets Sent to Japan in Support of the Victims of the Great Earthquake of 2011

Sergio Hernández Galindo

It was early in the morning of March 11, 2011, and Midori Suzuki was having trouble sleeping. That same day, the Japanese Mexican Association was to inaugurate an art exhibit called Flor de Maguey that she had organized with some of her fellow painters. After Midori was finally able to …

Celebration and Resistance Among Japanese Immigrants in Mexico: The Festival of Shōgatsu

Sergio Hernández Galindo

The hundreds of thousands of Japanese immigrants who came to the Americas brought only the bare necessities: some clothing, perhaps a few photographs to remind them of home. But they also came with many traditions and customs passed down through their families in their home villages. Despite being separated from …

La guerra de odio y persecución contra los emigrantes japoneses en América. ¡NUNCA OLVIDAR¡

Sergio Hernández Galindo

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Japanese Immigrants Who Joined the Mexican Revolution

Sergio Hernández Galindo

For Mexico, late 1910 was a time of great contrasts. On the one hand, the celebration of its first centenary in September of that year appeared to show a united and modern country, full of joy and patriotism. This was the image that President Porfirio Díaz, who had governed the …

Jesús Akachi: La vida y los aportes de un nisei a México

Sergio Hernández Galindo

Como cada mañana durante los siete días de la semana, Jesús Akachi abre su papelería “La Nueva Violeta” a las 9:45 de la mañana en punto. A lo largo del día, entre cuadernos, lápices, bolígrafos y miles de mercancías que constituyen los artículos de su negocio, Don Jesús y su …

Los festejos del primer centenario de la independencia de México y la participación de Japón

Sergio Hernández Galindo

El mes de septiembre es importante para el pueblo de México debido a que festeja el aniversario de su Independencia. En el año de 1910, los festejos fueron grandiosos y especiales pues se celebraron con múltiples actividades el primer centenario de la Independencia de México.

Fernando Hiramuro and Yasuaki Yamashita: Japanese Mexican survivors of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings – Part 2

Sergio Hernández Galindo

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Sergio Hernández Galindo is a graduate of Colegio de México, where he majored in Japanese studies. He has published numerous articles and books about Japanese emigration to Mexico and elsewhere in Latin America. He is currently a professor and researcher with the Historical Studies Unit of Mexico's National Institute of Anthropology and History.

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