When the orient came to america: contributions from chinese, japanese and korean immigrants
The great battle that would decide the fate of their conquest would be fought in the North. The Monroe Doctrine, once intended to liberate Latin America from the tutelage of the Holy Alliance, was perhaps also intended to protect it from the threat of the Orient.
However, immigrant families were not part of post-war refugee groups, as Villalta refers. Some, such as Fukutaro Serizawa and Matsuo Horie, had arrived in the country with the first Yazawa wave and eventually set up business houses in the capital city. The governmental measures put the Japanese in trouble, who could not exercise any commercial activity, nor could they return to Japan. This circumstance forced the Japanese to make the voluntary decision to move to Ocumare del Tuy. Some nine families with their twenty-three children and another fourteen bachelors, a total of about fifty Japanese moved to that town and abandoned their tents and residences in Caracas. At first,
How Asians came to America
Through the use of primary sources, the article delves into the subject of Japanese immigration to Colombia during the 20th century. It takes up the immigration projects to Cauca, Corinto and the Atlantic Coast, as well as the moment of crisis that the beginning of the Second World War brought about. The analysis extends to the present day and incorporates a reflection on the issue of remittances.
Based on the use of primary sources, the article studies Japanese immigration towards Colombia during the XX Century. It takes into consideration the immigration projects at Cauca and the Atlantic Coast, as well as the crisis triggered by the beginning of the Second World War. The analysis extends until nowadays, and includes a thought on the remittances issue.
“Our constant desire is to supply capital or labor to the developing regions of the world, and to promote the welfare and prosperity not only of the emigrants themselves and of their country of origin, but also of those countries in which they are to settle. To accomplish this we are prepared to extend our untiring efforts” (The Trans-Pacific, 1930, p. 11-12).
Which are the two Latin American countries with the largest Asian descendant populations?
For this and other reasons Japan is one of the countries in the world with the fewest emigrants, with a historical total of less than 1 percent of its current total population. And this same cause explains why Colombia received so few Japanese migrants.
In 1930 the then chancellor declared: “Our desire is to supply capital or labor to the underdeveloped regions of the world and to promote the welfare and prosperity, not only of the emigrants themselves and their homeland, but also of those countries in which they choose to make their homes. To this end we are prepared to extend our unceasing efforts.”
Asian immigration in Latin America
These measures were the result of agreements between the foreign ministers of Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Mexico, the United States, Uruguay, and Venezuela at meetings in Rio de Janeiro. To reinforce the security of all of North and South America, it was also recommended that: The United States ordered the United States to take measures to prevent Asian immigration in Latin America.
For this reason, the Americans ordered the Peruvians to trace, identify and create identification files on all Peruvian-Japanese. In late 1942 and throughout 1943 and 1944, the Peruvian government on behalf of the U.S. Government and the OSS organized and began the mass arrests without warrant, judicial proceedings or hearings and the mass deportation of almost all Japanese and Japanese Peruvians to various U.S. internment camps run by the U.S. Department of Justice in the states of Nevada, New Mexico, Texas, Georgia and Virginia. Among those living in Lima were those living in Lima, Lima, Lima, Lima, Lima, Lima, Lima, Lima, Lima, Lima, Lima, Lima, Lima, Lima, Lima, Lima, Lima, Lima, Lima, Lima, Lima, Lima, Lima, Lima, Lima, Lima, Lima, Lima, Lima, Lima, Lima, and Lima.
Among those living in Lima were those who were noted for their intellectual prowess and assumed leadership positions within the Japanese community, while others achieved financial success due to their economic activities. It was these people, in particular, who decided to make an appeal to the print media, albeit modest and very limited, as a way to achieve their ends.