Japanese Government, despite the promoting this policy, was very irresponsible it seems. In 1980's when Japanese enterprises are building their factories and offices in foreign countries including US, did not hire Japanese Overseas much, in spite of Japanese Overseas People's strong hope, desire, and expectation.
Japanese Americans in WWII time needed to prove themselves to be Americans, needed to give up their original language and expose themselves to fierce European battle field. My wife is a Chinese American born in China. Comparing Chinese Community and Japanese Community in US, I see a clear difference. For example, Japan Town, San Francisco, is a historical monument. No Japanese American Living can be felt. Chinatown, instead, has a lot of living activities. 2nd Floor of Souvenir Shops is their living space, I can hear babies crying, husband and wife are shouting something. After more than 60 years since end of World War II, the War is still affecting peoples lives all over the world.
There were time when Japanese Companies hiring Japanese Overseas inviting them from Brazil, etc... Because younger generations population is decreasing in Japan, it is only way to expand their business in Japan. The situation changed last year. Due to the bad economy today. They are now firing them, according to Japanese TV News Program. I cannot help talking to myself what a country. What a companies. So selfish.
I am starting to believe that now is the time that Japanese Overseas - Japanese should strengthen their ties and try to cooperate, coordinate, help each other, so that no external environment including government, countries, companies can hurt us any more.
Japanese-Japanese people should learn more about Japanese Americans, Japanese Brazilians, Japanese Overseas. The followings are the same site and blog I showed in part-1, but for Japanese people to learn about Japanese Americans, these are very good sites:
Also, there are Japanese site introducing the history of Japanese Americans, for your reference:
I also hope that this article and information will help world people to understand Japanese and our history a little more than knowing Japanese as "Economic Animal", "Japan as #1" or "WWII enemy", or "Quality Products", or "Toyota", or "Sony" (LOL).
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