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Michael Jackson on Beer Bottles

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PATAX Billie Jean Flamenco Cover

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Japan-Brazilian youths confidently making their mark nationwide

Japanese-BraziliansWhile language and cultural barriers have limited many Brazilians in Japan from actively participating in the wider community, the younger generation, fluent in Japanese, is rising to prominence in a variety of fields.

Cultural ties between Japan and Brazil began over a century ago with a 1907 treaty that paved the way for hundreds of Japanese, mostly farmers, to migrate to the South American country.

When the flow began reversing in the 1990s, the children and grandchildren of the first generation of Japanese-Brazilians moved to Japan in large numbers.

Justice Ministry records indicate that there were more than 190,000 Brazilian nationals living in Japan by the end of 2012. While an estimated 100,000 or more returned to Brazil after the global financial crisis erupted in 2008, they remain the fourth-largest population of foreign residents in the country, after some 650,000 Chinese, 530,000 Koreans, and 200,000 Filipinos.

The number of Brazilians in Japan shot up in the 1990s when changes to Japan’s immigration laws opened the domestic labor market to Japanese-Brazilians of up to the third generation. Most of the newly arrived settled in just five prefectures — Aichi, Mie, Shizuoka, Gunma and Gifu — where large numbers of auto plants and related manufacturers provided a ready supply of work.

Paulo Issamu Hirano, a 35-year-old third-generation Japanese-Brazilian, is one such immigrant. Now a resident of Isesaki, Gunma Prefecture, he publishes a free newspaper that promotes Oizumi’s “Brazil Town” area, which contains many Brazilian restaurants and shops.

“I want to build closer ties between (Brazil Town) and Japanese people,” Hirano said, referring to the reason whyhe began publishing the quarterly paper four years ago under the title “Bem-vindo!” which means “welcome” in Portuguese.

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Somebody to Love – FlashMob no refeitório do UNASP

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NotateMe App by Neuratron Ltd. Demo

Mitch Gallagher presents the NotateMe App by Neuratron Ltd., which can convert your handwriting directly into notation. Check out the demo, then click the link above for this and other music apps!

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While My Guitar Gently Weeps, Chapman Stick

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FAO Schwarz Big Piano – Toccata und Fugue in D Minor

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Jacob Collier – Don’t You Worry ‘Bout a Thing


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Joey Alexander: sons of the future (10 years old jazz pianist)


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Brazilian Voices – Arts & Healing Program – Short Film

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