INRP INSTITUTIONAL PARTICIPANTS
Staff and Advisors
ASOCIACIÓN UNIVERSITARIA NIKKEI (AUN)
(Nikkei University Association)
1405 Buenos Aires
Maria Angelica Nagahama, Vice President
The Nikkei University Association is a non-profit organization established by a group of Nikkei university students and professionals to spread friendship and solidarity among its members.
The objectives are to develop scientific, professional, cultural and social activities, Japanese culture and national Argentine Nikkei identity. For these purposes, it holds conferences, round tables, publishes periodicals.
CENTRO NIKKEI ARGENTINO (CNA)
(Argentine Nikkei Center)
Bulnes 841 (Cap. Fed.)
1176 Buenos Aires
web site: www.angelfire.com/ak/CentroNikkeiArg(Spanish only)
Emilio L. Higa, President
The Centro Nikkei Argentino (Argentine Nikkei Center) is a non-profit community institution founded by the Japanese of Argentine Republic on March 30, 1985. The main purpose of the institution is to be better citizens in Argentine Society and to cultivate the development of young leaders.
FEDERACIÓN NACIONAL DE ASOCIACIONES BOLIVIANO JAPONESAS
Casilla No. 2006
Santa Cruz de la Sierra
Gillermo Nema, President
The mission of the Federación Nacional de Asociaciones Boliviano Japonesas is to cultivate friendship and goodwill between Japan and Bolivia and among the Japanese Bolivians in Bolivia through the promotion of Nikkei culture, and mental and physical development.
MUSEU HISTÓRICO DA IMIGRAÇÃO JAPONESA NO BRASIL
(Historical Museum of Japanese Immigration to Brazil)
Rua São Joaquim, 381-3°_andar - Liberdade
São Paulo, - SP Brasil
Masato Ninomiya, Director
Museu Histórico da Imigração Japonesa no Brasil was established June 18, 1978 as part of the commemoration of the 70th anniversary of Japanese immigration to Brazil. The opening ceremony was attended at the time by President Geisel and Crown Prince Akihito and Princess Michiko. During the past 20 years, the museum has been concentrating on developing post-war immigration history. These efforts will be presented in an exhibition called "50 Years After the War" which will open June 18, 2000.
JAPANESE CANADIAN NATIONAL MUSEUM
511 East Broadway
Vancouver, British Columbia V5T 1X4
web site: www.jcnm.ca
Frank Kamiya, President
The Japanese Canadian National Museum has been established to collect, preserve artifacts and archival materials, and to research, educate, exhibit, interpret, and design programs covering the history of the Japanese Canadian society from the 1870s through World War II to the present.
SOCIEDAD JAPONESA DE BENEFICIENCIA NIKKEI-CHILE
Calle Alcántara NÅã772 Las Condes
Santiago de Chile
Telephone: 56- 2-206-0979
Mario Tsunekawa, President
The Japanese Charity Association, founded by the Sakura Group in 1954, considers it its mission to bring together and help shape the identity of Nikkei persons residing in Chile. It does this by strengthening solidarity and cooperation, creating ways through which the Japanese culture and traditions might be preserved, and working closely with Nikkei families to prepare future generations, borrowing only the strongest, most relevant elements in both the immigrant (Japanese) and host (Chilean) cultures. At the same time, the Association works together with different Japanese organizations within Chile and with Japanese communities throughout the Americas and the world, as it sets its aims towards helping to achieve greater global integration and to foster ongoing development
IMIN KENKYUKAI(Immigration Study Group)
c/o Tsuda College2-1-1 Tsuda-machi, Kodaira-shi
Tokyo 187-0025 Japan
Masako Iino, Director
The Imin Kenkyukai is an academic organization comprised of those who are interested in learning about and doing research on Japanese emigrants and immigrants. They have held monthly study meetings since it was founded in 1978.
ASOCIACIÓN MÉXICO JAPONESA, A.C.
(Japanese Mexican Association)
Calle Fujiyama No. 144
Col. Las Aguilas
Jesús K. Akachi, President
The Asociación México Japonesa, A.C. was established in July, 1956. Its missions is to contribute to a close and friendly relationship between Mexico and Japan in the areas of culture, education, sports, trade and industry and to promote the mutual friendship and welfare of its members. For this purpose, the Asociación sponsors various cultural and educational events and holds welcome parties, celebrations and memorial ceremonies. It also provides sports facilities to promote the physical welfare of its members and a cafeteria to encourage friendly exchange.
PAN AMERICAN NIKKEI ASSOCIATION
ASOCIACIÓN PERUANO JAPONESA DEL PERÚ
(Peruvian-Japanese Association of Peru)
CENTRO CULTURAL PERUANO JAPONÉS
(Peruvian-Japanese Cultural Center)
Av. Gregorio Escobedo 803
Lima 11, Perú
Telephone: (511) 463-0606
web site: www.apjp.org.pe(Spanish only)
Luis T. Sakoda, President
PAN AMERICAN NIKKEI ASSOCIATION USA
East Coast Chapter
101 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10178
Telephone: (212) 808-7851
fax: (212) 808-7898
web site: www.macnut.dynip.com/PNA/INDEX-WIP.HTML(English and Spanish)
Francis Y. Sogi, President, PANA USA EAST
Pan American Nikkei Association is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to strengthen the linkages of friendship between Nikkei (people of Japanese descent) in the Americas by providing opportunities for interaction, exchange, discussion, and leadership development.
PJECA PROYECTO (Presencia Japonesa en el Continente Americano)
2-15-45 Mita, Minato-ku
Tokyo 108 Japan
web site: www.slis.keio.ac.jp/~baku/no_1/04pjeca.html(Japanese only)
Toshio Yanaguida, Director
The PJECA group was established in 1989 based on an agreement for academic exchange between the Center for Area Studies of Keio University and Centro de Estudios de America Latina in Spain. Its goal is to study the presence of the Japanese in the South and North Americas from various viewpoints. The group is particularly known for their research in South America where they have conducted research surveys and fieldwork since 1991.
CENTRO NIKKEI PARAGUAYO
(Paraguayan Nikkei Center)
R.I.6 Boquerón No. 290 c/Av-Boggiani
web site: www.geocities.co.jp/WallStreet/2642/(Japanese and Spanish only)
Makoto Martin Nara, President
Centro Nikkei Paraguay is a non-profit social, cultural and recreational organization. It was founded in February 25, 1987 to unite efforts among Nikkei in Paraguay to promote friendship and cooperation among national and international entities.
FUNDACIÓN CULTURAL NIKKEI DEL PERÚ
(Nikkei Cultural Foundation of Peru)
Av. Gregorio Escobedo 803
Lima 11, Perú
Ginju Igei, President
Fundación Cultural Nikkei del Perú is a non-profit institution whose main objective is the administration and maintenance of the Museo Conmemorativo de la Inmigración Japonesa en el Perú (The Commemorative Japanese Immigration Museum of Peru). Built in 1989, the mission of the Museo Conmemorativo de la Inmigración Japonesa en el Perú is to preserve, research, and make known, the past and present history of the Japanese immigrants and their descendants for the purpose of educating and entertaining the public.
United States of America
SOCIAL SCIENCE RESEARCH INSTITUTE
University of Hawai'i at Manoa
Center for Oral History
2424 Maile Way, Porteus 724
Honolulu, Hawai'i 96822
Telephone: (808) 956-6259
Fax: (808) 956-9794
web site: www2.soc.hawaii.edu/css/oral_hist/
Michael P. Hamnett, Director, Social Science Research Institute
Warren S. Nishimoto, Director, Center for Oral History
The Social Science Research Institute facilitates and supports applied interdisciplinary research addressing critical, social, economic, and environmental problems primarily in Hawai'i and the Asia Pacific region. The Center for Oral History, a unit of the Social Science Research Institute, preserves the recollections of Hawaii's people through oral interviews and disseminates oral history transcripts to researchers, students, and the general community. The center also develops books, articles, catalogs, brochures, photo displays, and videotapes based on oral histories, serves as a resource center for oral history materials, and trains groups and individuals interested in oral history research.
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA AT LOS ANGELES, ASIAN AMERICAN STUDIES CENTER
P. O. Box 951546
3230 Campbell Hall
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1546.
web site: www.sscnet.ucla.edu/aasc
Don T. Nakanishi, Director
Founded in 1969, the UCLA Asian American Studies Center is the largest and most comprehensive Asian American Studies teaching, research, publications, library and archival collecting, and public educational program in the United States.