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Knowledge management applied to the constitution of the Shindô Renmei movement

Grant number: 12/17099-7
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): October 01, 2012
Effective date (End): December 31, 2013
Field of knowledge:Applied Social Sciences - Information Science - Archival Science
Principal researcher:Marta Lígia Pomim Valentim
Grantee:Natacha Kajimoto
Home Institution: Faculdade de Filosofia e Ciências (FFC). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de Marília. Marília , SP, Brazil

Abstract

From the last decade of the nineteenth century began the first relations between Brazil and Japan. At that time Japan faces a serious supply crisis and overcrowding in the country, causing many owners to indebted and without a future perspective, were forced to move to the city, thereby creating more food shortages, resulting in emigration to other countries. Japanese immigration in Brazil began in 1908 with the arrival of the ship Kasato-Maru with 800 immigrants, including some already had contracts with coffee plantations. With the onset of II World War, there was an interruption in the cycle of migration, a result of the atomic bomb attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki and the surrender of Japan to the United States. In Brazil, immigrants who were here did not accept the fact that Japan was losing the War and thus fall into two groups - the Kachigumi (victorious) and Makegumi (defeatists). Shindo Renmei movement was formed by those who called themselves Kachigumi, which in turn killed and destroyed the settlements of immigrants admitted defeat (Makegumi). From this perspective, this research aims to provide general organizational memory Shindo Renmei movement within of Marilia region, because this region had a very representative core of the movement. The methodological procedures will first be made to literature review about Japanese immigration to Brazil, and about social and organizational memory. Subsequently it will use the documental research in order to recover important documents of this movement and, finally, it will use the method of knowledge management 'Storytelling', with the purpose to listen the stories of families members of movement, as well as the families of victims of movement, so as to constitute the memory of the Shindo Renmei movement in Marilia region. It is hoped to contribute to regional and local Japanese community as well as the history of Shindo Renmei movement in Brazil. (AU)

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