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During 2018 & 2019 Japan broke the record of hiring foreign employees, hiring mostly brazilians and peruvians to work as operators in big factories. Emigrating to Japan represents endless of benefits for the small groups of Latinos who can do it, but it also represents endless of challenges. The schedule, the language and especially the cultural differences that have already provoked confrontations between Japanese and Latin Americans people. Currently, in some condominiums for Latin American workers, you can see signs with strict regulations for “healthy and peaceful living”, like don’t make noise or don’t talk so loud.
42 Hispanic workers living in Nagoya were hired for the project and they were invited to feel free for a few hours in a place were they could talk, laugh, drink, eat, dance, and let out the Latin spirit they carry inside.
The project was commissioned and produced for the Aichi Triennale, Japan.