The Changes in the Form of Japanese Integration in Brazil

Monday, July 14, 2014: 5:00 PM
Room: 313+314
Distributed Paper
Alberto Augusto Eichman JAKOB , University of Campinas, Campinas, SP, Brazil
Jonatha Rodrigo DE OLIVEIRA LIRA , University of Campinas, Campinas, SP, Brazil
The beginning of the 20th century is considered a starting point for more significant flows of international migration in the Brazilian Amazon, with the arriving of different people, especially from European countries as well as Japan, due, among other reasons, to the political instability of the period of war that the world had faced. The arrival of these migrants changed the Brazilian society in several aspects, with regard to the insertion of new cultures, traditions etc. Thus, the objective of this work is to analyze the socio-demographic profile of the Japanese migrants in Brazil by regions, including the Amazon, in terms of their date of arrival in the country, their occupation in rural or urban areas, and also of migrants who left the country heading to Japan in an attempt to understand possible changes in the aspirations of the younger Japanese generations with respect mainly to occupation, which traditionally has been widely recognized for their contributions in the Brazilian agricultural production. In order to do that, data from the Brazilian Demographic Census of 2010 will be used to create maps of spatial concentrations and to compare the Japanese migrants with more long-standing in Brazil with those who arrived more recently to find out until what extent the younger generations are preferring other occupations and other housing locations instead the traditional ones and with this leaving aside their traditions and modifying their forms of integration in society.