Japanese scholars and Japanese leaders of Bolivia have assembled a groundbreaking community history that spans the entire twentieth century across the country's diverse regions, each with a separate trajectory of Japanese diaspora, settlement, and integration. Originally conceived for a Japanese audience to celebrate more than a century of migration history, this Spanish-language edition was translated with the hope that second- and third-generation Bolivian Japanese who do not read or speak Japanese could learn about their occluded past. In addition to providing historical narratives on the last century, the authors also comment on contemporary activities and challenges for Bolivian dekasegis in Japan as well as Japanese Bolivian community associations.

This volume is written for a popular audience, so archival documentation is sparse and uneven. The novelty of a text like this does not preclude the existence of other work on the Japanese presence...

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