Journalism

The journalistic activity was important from the beginning. In 1915 the first Japanese periodical - "Buenos Aires Shuho" - was published. In 1941 four periodicals were being published at the same time. The "La Plata Hochi" newspaper is the only one existing at present. It carries a section in Spanish.

Kiyotomi Uehara was the Córdoba correspondent to this newspaper since its beginnings, and even when he was retired as a journalist, he continued writing newspaper articles.


1949. Cordoba city, Cordoba, Argentina.

The director of the japanese newspaper "La Plata Hochi", Kempu Taira visiting Eiichi Higa who was recuperating after an illness in Kiyotomi Uehara´s house at 230 Santa Fe St., Cordoba city. Kiyotomi Uehara, one of these who set up "La Plata Hochi" began, early on, to publish articles as its correspondent in Cordoba.
Seated: Eiichi Higa (partowner of the paper) standing at his side, Kiyotomi Uehara´s son Alberto.
Standing left: Minoru Higa, Kiyotomi Uehara, Kiyomasa Uehara, Kempu Taira.


January 3 1963. Inaugurations of Japan Ave. Cordoba city, Argentina.

Kiyotomi Uehara at ceremony as a journalist.
Center: Col. Maquiavelli ®. (photo by Ricardo Matsudo from Yonashiro, Okinawa, Japan.


1996. Buenos Aires City, Argentina.

Kiyotomi Uehara (85) is depicted together with anthropologist Isabel Laumonier, who interviewed him in order to write the story of his life.


1996.Buenos Aires city, Argentina.

Kiyotomi Uehara aged 85 writing an article for "La Plata Hochi" with Taka Uehara (80).

1997. Buenos Aires city, Argentina.

Celia de la Fuente, the anthropologist Isabel Laumonier and Kiyotomi Uehara who is showing a photo of Celia´s Japanese grat grand father SHINSE SHINZATO from Nakijin who arrived in the KASATA-Maru (1908) in a book Kiyotomi Uehara had written on the settlers from Nakijin in Argentina. She was thus able to identify her greatgrandfather and so complete her family tree.

This reference is in the book: " Those who came from Nakijin-son, Okinawa, Japan to Argentina" published in 1968.
On another occasion, the daughter of a Japanese architect who rebuild Ostende, Buenos Aires province, came from Japan to find information about her father. She visited Kiyotomi Uehara who had published "Who´s who en the Argentine Japanese community" where she could find references to her father.



1998.Buenos Aires City, Argentina.

Kiyotomi Uehara (87) writing an article for the newspaper on his "wapro" machine (word processor).


August 1998. Buenos Aires city, Argentina.

Kiyotomi Uehara learning to use a computer with Marisa Alvarez.


1999. Buenos Aires City, Argentina.

Kiyotomi Uehara taking computer lessons at a school. .


1999.Buenos Aires City, Argentina.

Kiyotomi Uehara (88) writing an article on his computer. The article will be faxed to "La Plata Hochi" , the Japanese newspaper, once it has been printed.


1999.Buenos Aires City, Argentina.

Kiyotomi Uehara (88) writing an article on his computer. The article will be faxed to "La Plata Hochi" , the Japanese newspaper, once it has been printed.


1998. Buenos Aires city, Argentina.

An article written by Kiyotomi Uehara about Carlos Gardel in "La Plata Hochi"


1999. Buenos Aires City, Argentina.

Kiyotomi Uehara (88) at his backyard together with his wife Taka Yonamine de Uehara (84).


1999. Buenos Aires City, Argentina.

Kiyotomi Uehara (88) sipping "mate" (Argentine brew) at his backyard.



1968. Cover of the book: "WHO'S WHO IN THE JAPANESE COLONY IN THE ARGENTINE REPUBLIC".

Written by Kiyotomi Uehara.
Printed by Artes Gráficas Negri S.R.L., Buenos Aires.

As from 1963, information on the Japanese community began being collected. K. Uehara buys a jeep enabling him to call on flower-growers and vegetable-growers in the orchards and colonies in a wide area of Buenos Aires Province encompassing La Plata, Greater La Plata and Cañuelas towns. He thus interviewed them, as well as other settlers in Córdoba City, Santa Fe City and Rosario. Data from Corrientes province was obtained through a friend of Uehara´s. A total 1,455 persons were interviewed by K. Uehara, who bought an orchard on the road to J.C. Paz (Buenos Aires Province) so as to be able to have the book published. Besides "Who´s who in the Japanese community in Argentina" , he also published "Those who came from Nakijin to Argentina".

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