Insults to Japanese Broaden Bolsonaro’s List of Prejudiced Statements

Members of the Japanese community liken his remarks to offensive statements directed at groups such as Indians, quilombolas, women, LGBTs and refugees.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - "Nikkeis protest against the president's speech," reads the headline of a page in the latest edition of the Nippak newspaper, which reached the newsstands of the Liberdade neighborhood in São Paulo on Thursday, January 23rd. Under this headline, there were two articles by community members criticizing Jair Bolsonaro.

Despite what the headline suggests, the reactions of Nikkei (Japanese or descendants living outside Japan) to the president's latest statement perceived as prejudiced against them were sparse. This time the target was journalist Thaís Oyama, author of the book "Tormenta", on the first year . . .

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