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Discover Nikkei is JANM’s community-based web project sharing stories and the experiences of Nikkei around the world. “Nima” are members of the Discover Nikkei online community. Hailing from all around the world, they each bring unique experiences and perspectives to the site’s rich archive of stories.
Nima Voices is an interview series where we uplift our Nima through brief, but enlightening, interviews. In the eleventh episode (and second in Spanish!), Sergio Hernández Galindo, an author and a professor and researcher with the Historical Studies Unit of Mexico’s National Institute of Anthropology and History, will be interviewed by guest host Alberto Matsumoto, a Nisei Argentine advocate, lecturer, writer, and judicial interpreter for Nikkei in Japan. Sergio has contributed many thought-provoking and insightful articles about Nikkei communities in Mexico and elsewhere in Latin America on Discover Nikkei since 2009. Join us as they chat about Nikkei history in Mexico, some of his favorite stories, and more!
Read Sergio’s articles on Discover Nikkei before tuning in for this live interview and Q&A on Tuesday, February 7, 2023 at 5 p.m. (PST) / 7 p.m. (Mexico City) on the Discover Nikkei YouTube channel or on Facebook. Log into your YouTube or Facebook account to post questions for the Q&A!
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Sergio Hernández Galindo
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, including Los que vinieron de Nagano. Una migración japonesa a México (Those who came from Nagano: A Japanese migration to Mexico, 2015) and La guerra contra los japoneses en México. Kiso Tsuru y Masao Imuro, migrantes vigilados (The war against Japanese people in Mexico: Kiso Tsuro and Masao Imuro, migrants under surveillance). He is an in-demand professor who has taught at universities in Italy, Chile, Peru, and Argentina as well as Japan. He is currently a professor and researcher with the Historical Studies Unit of Mexico’s National Institute of Anthropology and History.
Juan Alberto Matsumoto
Juan Alberto Matsumoto moved to Japan in 1990 where he is the founding CEO of Idea Network Consulting, a Spanish lecturer at Shizuoka Prefectural University and Latin American Economy & Law at Dokkyo University, judicial interpreter at Tokyo & Yokohama Court, columnist for Mercado Latino & Latin-a Magazine, and Latin American Nikkei scholarships’ instructor at JICA Yokohama International Center. He is a veteran of the Malvinas War. Alberto has been a consultant and contributor to Discover Nikkei since 2007.