By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - After hosting the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympics, Brazilians have had an unprecedented amount of international exposure. Now with the 2020 Olympics set for Tokyo, Japan is primed to capture the imagination of the world, and bring more Brazilians to the Land of the Rising Sun.

Many are surprised to learn that Brazil is home to the largest Japanese population outside Japan. According to the IBGE, as of 2009 there were approximately 1.6 million people of Japanese descent in Brazil.

This no doubt played a role in Japan's . . .

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