Migration and Diasporas
Since 1960, Brazil has been home to the largest Japanese community in the world outside of Japan, where the Japanese mainly emigrated from 1908 until the beginning of World War 2. The group formed by the Japanese-Brazilians today is composed of third, fourth, fifth generations of Japanese descendants who, for the most part, do not speak Japanese and have mixed physical traits. While Brazil has also experienced Chinese and Korean immigration in the post-war period, the Asian minority is globally poorly represented in Brazilian media and often suffers from stereotypical representations. More and more Brazilians of Asian origin as those of the collective of actors and activists named "Oriente-se" denounce this lack of representation of their community as well as the cultural appropriation of non-Asian actors for roles of Asian characters in films, series or commercials. The study of the discourses, claims and actions of this group will help us analyze the place of Brazilians of Asian origin, as well as miscegenation with the Asians in a country where miscegenation has been at the heart of the national political project and debate since the 1930s.