Japanese-Brazilians struggle with identity despite long history in World Cup host nation

  • by: JOJI SAKURAI , Associated Press
  • Updated: June 17, 2014 - 3:05 AM

SAO PAULO — The sumo wrestler brothers send up belly laughs from behind the counter of their hole-in-the wall bar in the Asian-flavored Liberdade district. Next to woodblock prints of Japan's quintessential sport hang green-and-yellow Brazilian flags, and the raucous babble of conversation tosses up sprays of Japanese and Portuguese.

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