Monday, March 19, 2018

Fact of the Day: Burajiru

In the early 20th century, Brazil's coffee industry was expanding but they couldn't keep up the demand for labor especially with a decreasing amount of European immigrants. So in time many Japanese immigrants came to work the farms. This is the major reason why Brazil has the highest amount of Japanese-immigrants in the world with 1.6 million residents/citizens.  

8 comments:

Sami said...

I knew there were a lot of Japanese in Brazil, but had no idea why they went there. Interesting fact Adam.

Martha said...

I didn't know that. Interesting

Agnes CF Lee said...

Never knew about this fact, interesting history of coffee industry in Brazil, they produce nice coffee.

Kirk said...

I didn't know there were ANY Japanese in Brazil. I learned something new.

Christine said...

wow didn't know that about the Japanese population in Brazil.

Pat Hatt said...

Didn't even know there was a big Japanese pop. in Brazil.

Su-sieee! Mac said...

I wonder if the Brazilians gave them a hard time similar to what Americans did, hence the Gentleman's Agreement in 1907 and then the internment camps during WWII.

Huggybear said...

No!

Also check the large Japanese population from early 1900s in Peru and Colombia etc.
Not all immigrants went to the bloody USA! And now the USA would be last on anyone's list!

Good heavens three days since a Trump sacking by twitter.
Is the maniac ill??????????
Colin