Sergio Hernández Galindo

Sergio Hernández Galindo é formado na Faculdade do México, se especializando em estudos japoneses. Ele publicou numerosos artigos e livros sobre a emigração japonesa para o México e América Latina.

Seu livro mais recente, Os que vieram de Nagano. Uma migração japonesa para o México (2015) aborda as histórias dos emigrantes provenientes desta Prefeitura tanto antes quanto depois da guerra. Em seu elogiado livro A guerra contra os japoneses no México. Kiso Tsuru e Masao Imuro, migrantes vigiados ele explica as consequências das disputas entre os EUA e o Japão, as quais já haviam repercutido na comunidade japonesa décadas antes do ataque a Pearl Harbor em 1941.

Ele ministrou cursos e palestras sobre este assunto em universidades na Itália, Chile, Peru e Argentina, como também no Japão, onde fazia parte do grupo de especialistas estrangeiros em Kanagawa e era bolsista da Fundação Japão, afiliada com a Universidade Nacional de Yokohama. Atualmente, ele trabalha como professor e pesquisador do Departamento de Estudos Históricos do Instituto Nacional de Antropologia e História do México.

Atualizado em abril de 2016

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125 Years after the First Japanese Immigration to Mexico: The Soul of Relations between Mexico and Japan - Part 3

Read Part 2 >> Japanese Immigrant Communities in the Era of Globalization The waves of immigration during the last third of the 20th century and the first two decades of the present century were driven by an intense exchange between Japan and Mexico in the areas of business and education. As mentioned, Japanese investment was the great driver of the flow of migrants during that period. It is also important to note that Japanese cultural industries began to develop a strong presence overseas through television programs and cartoons (now known as anime, or アニメ). One series in particula…

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125 Years after the First Japanese Immigration to Mexico: The Soul of Relations between Mexico and Japan - Part 2

Read Part 1 >>  From the End of World War II to the Founding of the Japanese-Mexican School in 1977 The renewal of relations between Mexico and Japan in 1952 after 10 years gave way to a new wave of immigrants from Japan. Children of immigrants born in Mexico who had been trapped in Japan during the war returned, while new immigrants invited by relatives or friends went in search of a better future, given the almost total destruction of their country. This new wave of immigrants was different from the workers and farmers who had arrived in the first half of the 20th century, and …

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125 Years after the First Japanese Immigration to Mexico: The Soul of Relations between Mexico and Japan - Part 1

From the 1897 Opening to the War of the Pacific The start of diplomatic relations between Mexico and Japan in 1888 enabled the first waves of Japanese workers to arrive in Mexico, beginning in 1897. Over the past 125 years, since the first 34 workers were brought to Chiapas to help develop a coffee plantation, the path of migration has been paved with enormous difficulties. It’s impossible to encapsulate the history of these immigrants, through the fifth and sixth generations, in a short article, so I will focus on a few specific circumstances, illustrating this long journey through th…

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Takeshi Morita: A Mexican Fisherman Imprisoned in U.S. concentration camps

The Japanese attack on the U.S. fleet in Hawaii on December 7, 1941 triggered war between the two countries. On this side of the Pacific, throughout the entire continent, that date also marked the beginning of a peculiar war against hundreds of thousands of Japanese immigrants living in numerous countries, who were promptly accused of being “foreign enemies.” In the United States, on the eve of that fateful day, Japanese Americans were preparing for the upcoming Christmas and New Year festivities. These immigrant communities were already well integrated into the U.S. economy and …

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Juan Guillermo Fuse: Un ejemplo de la injusta concentración para los japoneses en México

Muchos japoneses que emigraron a México en la primera mitad del siglo XX decidieron no sólo radicar en este país, también adquirieron la nacionalidad mexicana. Juan Guillermo Fuse fue una de ellos que consideró a “México como su patria” y trajo a su esposa Kiyoko, del mismo pueblo donde había nacido, en la prefectura de Gunma, con ella procreó tres hijas mexicanas. Al iniciar la guerra entre Estados Unidos y Japón en diciembre de 1941, se desató la persecución no sólo de los inmigrantes japonese…

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