I welcomed 10 young leaders of Japanese ancestry (Nikkei-jin) from the Latin American countries. They were extremely bright, smart and charming. At the meeting, I asked how Japanese government could support them. However, they were actually thinking how they could assist Japan. They were just wonderful.
I visited Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay last week, and found out that Nikkei-jin are highly respected. I really appreciate not only the young leaders but their parents and grand-parents who worked extremely hard and obtained such a trust and great reputation from the communities.
I wish best regards and great future for my Amigos!