Brazil is the place in the whole world, after Japan only, where you can find the biggest Japanese community. Since the beginning of last century, we began to receive Japanese people in Brazil. This year we had huge parties and expositions to commemorate 100 years since the first ship arrived bringing the first Japanese immigrants. So, nowadays, we have a lot of influence of Japanese culture into ours... I think they taught us a lot about agriculture, martial arts, new way of living with emphasis on discipline, determination and concentration. They are very wise and strong character people. They can live a simple life in a deep context, making contact with worthy inner concepts. On the other hand, Brazilian people taught them how not to be so serious, enjoying life in a more relaxed way. Japanese culture is more respected traditionally , maybe cause Japan is an older country than Brazil, as well Japanese people are more devoted to a community sense of living than Brazilians. The best about Brazil is that like all teenagers, our young country is growing up learning and absorbing all good influence from old, wise, welcome people from all around the world. Japanese culture is one of our best teachers.