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Agriculture: Cotia cooperative, 110. Seealso
Labor: agricultural
Anthropology, 31, 209–10
Anthropophagy, 28
Assimilation, 7, 9, 13
Bidet. See Toilets
Brasilidade, 9
Brazil: as anti-Japan, 133
Chaplin, Charlie, 84, 93, 98 n.23
Citizenship, 10, 103, 105, 109. See also
Voting
Colonization, 5, 6; agriculture, 49, 51, 56;
fear of Japanese, 9
Commerce and production, 7–9, 122
Constitution of 1934, 7, 9
Dekassegui, 13, 76; acting ‘‘Japanese,’’
68–69; criticism of Japan, 147–48; defi-
nition, xi; discos, 75–76, 94, 126, 132;
fashion, 83, 151; image in Japan, 81,
132, 140, 153; social gatherings, 146,
151; ‘‘Travolta moment,’’ 85. See also
Middle class: wearing of jeans; Music:
dekassegui; Travolta, John
Diaspora, 2, 208–12
Discrimination, 52–53, 123, 148, 150, 155
n.14, 182, 205; in language, 56–57, 213
n.4; in the workplace, 168
Education, 6, 11–13, 77
Empreiteira: definition of, xi. Seealso Labor
Ethnic jokes, 12–13, 29, 204
Eugenics, 8, 10
Exile, 211
Food, 6, 57, 203
Gender, 4, 26, 28, 67, 71–74, 128. Seealso
Labor
Generational issues, 10, 14, 70–71, 181;
children, 191
Globalization, 76
Hamamatsu, Japan, 80, 87, 126, 151, 153,
167, 177–80, 190
Homesickness. See Saudade
Immigration: Brazilian immigration legis-
lation, 5, 7–8; Brazilian quotas, 8–9;
Japanese immigration legislation, 50,
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