Education

In 1927 a school was created to teach the Japanese language. By the time of the Second World War the various institutes and schools were closed down and confiscated. They were restituted to the Japanese community after the end of the war. In the meantime, the teaching of the Japanese language was held at private homes.

In the city of Córdoba classes were held at the home of the Fujis and the Uehara brothers. Kiyotomi Uehara was secretary to the Japanese Association of Córdoba at the time when the schools confiscated on account of the war were returned to the community.


1940. Cordoba city, Cordoba, Argentine.

A farewell party organized by the Japanese´s Association of Cordoba (JAC) At Mr. Yamaguichi´s restaurant for Julio and Alberto Fushimi who were leaving to study in Japan. Some families sent their children there to absorb its culture; unfortunately many were caught there by Warld War II and could not return till its end.

 

 

 

1940. Cordoba city, Argentine.

A ceremony marking Argentine-Japanese friendship in the Japanese Language School.
Near center: Shinko Miyoshiro, head teacher of the school.
From the left: Emilia Emiko Uehara, Rosa Yoshiko Uehara, Moritoku Oshiro, Julio Seisho Uehara, Yoshiko Tamashiro, Amalia Tamashiro, Horacio Fujii, Teresa Teruko Uehara, pupils born in Argentina who went twice a weak to study the japanes language after attending the local schools, Kiyotomi Uehara, his brothers Kiyomasa, Kiyoji, Seizen, Seitake and the Fushimi family who all lived in 242 Tucuman St. Cordoba city which had many extensions.


1940. Córdoba City, Argentina

Argentine-Japanese fraternizing ceremony, displaying the flags of both countries, at the E.I.J. (School of Japanese Language) in Córdoba City, Argentina.
Last row centre: Shinko Miyashiro, headmaster and teacher at the Japanese School.
From left to right: Emilia Emiko Uehara, Rosita Yoshiko Uehara, Moritoku Oshiro, Julio Seisho Uehara, Yoshiko Tamashiro, Amalia Tamashiro, Horacio Fujii and Teresa Teruko Uehara.
Children born in Argentina attended this school twice a week alongside their public school, in order to learn the Japanese language. The Japanese School operated at a private residence where Kiyotomi Uehara and his brothers Kiyomasa, Kiyoji, Seizen, and Seitake, lived, as well as the Fushimi family, located at 242, Tucumán St., Córdoba City.


1942. Cordoba city, Cordoba, Argentina.

Ceremony in the language school to celebrate the 10 th. anniversary of the Japanese´s Association of Cordoba. The pupils Yoshiko Tamashiro, Emilia Uehara, Teresa Uehara, Amalia Tamashiro and Tosa Uehara took part. The scool functioned in 242 Tucuman street. Kiyotomi Uehara also lived there with his brothers and their families and Hideji Fushimi from Kanagawa, Japan.


1942. In Córdoba City, Argentina.
Ceremony at the School of Japanese Language marking the tenth anniversary of the Japanese Association of Córdoba.

Persons participating in the celebration.

 

 

 

 

 


1949. Sportsground a Villa Forestal, Cordoba.
Ceremony marking its return after wartime confiscation to the Japanese´s Association of Cordoba. Representatives from the Association of Japaneses of Argentina (AJA) and the Japanese´s Association of Cordoba (JAC) and other cultural associations were present. The pupils from the Japanese language school used this sportsground.

Among those seated: Kiyotomi Uehara aged 38, secretary of the JAC, Hansuke Higa, president of JAC, Shiro Nishimoto, AJA president, Shigeru Takaichi, Kyohei Katayama, Nangyo-zai members, (a haiku association), Takeda Togan and his wife.


1949. At the sports field at Villa Forestal, in Córdoba Province, Argentina.
Ceremony marking its return after wartime confiscation to the Japanese´s Association of Cordoba. Representatives from the Association of Japaneses of Argentina (AJA) and the Japanese´s Association of Cordoba (JAC) and other cultural associations were present. The pupils from the Japanese language school used this sportsground.
Entrance to the sports field, decked with plants and the Argentine and Japanese flags

 


1949. On the sports field at Villa Forestal, Córdoba Province, Argentina .

The field was taken over by the Argentine Government because of the war, and is now being restituted to the Japanese Association of Córdoba. The directing boards of both the Japanese Association of Argentina (AJA ) and the Córdoba Association attended the celebration, as did other cultural institutions.

The attendance are listening to the address by Uehara Kiyomasa (eldest brother to Kiyotomi Uehara). In the summer, the school used its field as a vacationing place for pupils.


1949.On the sports field at Villa Forestal, Córdoba Province, Argentina.
The field was taken over by the Argentine Government because of the war, and is now being restituted to the Japanese Association of Córdoba. The directing boards of both the Japanese Association of Argentina (AJA ) and the Córdoba Association attended the celebration, as did other cultural institutions.
The attendance are listening to the address by Uehara Kiyomasa (eldest brother to Kiyotomi Uehara). In the summer, the school used its field as a vacationing place for pupils.

 

1949.On the sports field at Villa Forestal, Córdoba Province, Argentina.
The field was taken over by the Argentine Government because of the war, and is now being restituted to the Japanese Association of Córdoba. The directing boards of both the Japanese Association of Argentina (AJA ) and the Córdoba Association attended the celebration, as did other cultural institutions.
Messrs. Chosuke Shiozawa (secretary, Japanese Association of Argentina AJA), Ryuichi Shitoku (director of Japanese weekly AKOKU-NIPPO) and the secretary of the Japanese Association of Córdoba, Moriichi Oshiro.
1949.On the sports field at Villa Forestal, Córdoba Province, Argentina.
The field was taken over by the Argentine Government because of the war, and is now being restituted to the Japanese Association of Córdoba. The directing boards of both the Japanese Association of Argentina (AJA ) and the Córdoba Association attended the celebration, as did other cultural institutions.
The sports field with two flags

1950.At Government House, Córdoba City. Argentina.
The Directing Board of the Japanese Association of Córdoba call on Governor Nores Martínez.

Left to right: Seishiro Fuji (from Saga, Japan), Hansuke Higa (from Nago, Okinawa, Japan) Pr esident of the Japanese Association of Córdoba, Saburo Koyama (from Shizuoka, Japan), Kiyotomi Uehara (39), secretary of the Japanese Association of Córdoba, plus unidentified person, together with Governor Nores Martínez and his collaborators.


June 13, 1950. Córdoba City, Argentina.

Photo taken on the occasion of Morita Kei's farewell party. Mr. Kei was a teacher at the Japanese school in Córdoba until his return to Japan.
Left to right: Kichigui Oshiro, Morita Kei, Nagamura Tei, Kohagura Morijro and Kiyotomi Uehara (39).

1990. Buenos Aires city, Argentina.

The bilingual school Nichia Gakuin where Marina Miki Uehara, Kiyotomi Uehara´s grand child began kindergarten.

 

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