Japanese Immigration Monument

Monumento a la Inmigración Agrícola Japonesa en la República Dominicana. / Monument to the Japanese Agricultural Immigration in the Dominican Republic.

Monumento a la Inmigración Agrícola Japonesa en la República Dominicana. / Monument to the Japanese Agricultural Immigration in the Dominican Republic.
Monumento a la Inmigración Agrícola Japonesa en la República Dominicana. / Monument to the Japanese Agricultural Immigration in the Dominican Republic.

The Japanese Agricultural Immigration Monument symbolizes the arrival of the first families that came to the Dominican Republic from Japan. These persons came to this country at the end of the Second World War because of an immigration agreement between the Dominican Republic and the Japanese Governments. The Japanese immigrants came to the Dominican Republic with the dream of building a new life for themselves and their families through agriculture and working the earth.

Japanese Agricultural Immigration Monument symbolizes the arrival of the first families that came to the Dominican Republic from Japan
Japanese Agricultural Immigration Monument symbolizes the arrival of the first families that came to the Dominican Republic from Japan

The monument, located in the Plaza Inmigración Agrícola Japonesa, is the work of Japanese artist Hokuyu Narahara and the dream of Mr. Toru Takegama who is a representative for the Japanese immigrants.

Japanese Agricultural Immigration Plaza and Monument
Japanese Agricultural Immigration Plaza and Monument

The inscription on the monument reads:

“Hecho histórico del inicio de la inmigración agrícola japonesa en la República Dominicana desde el año 1956, por canje de notas diplomáticas entre los Gobiernos de la República Dominicana y del Japón, deseando la eterna confraternidad entre ambos países.
29 de julio de 2012 Comité Gestor del Monumento a la Inmigración”

Commemorating the Historical start of Japanese agricultural immigration in the Dominican Republic since the year 1956, by an exchange of notes between the Governments of the Dominican Republic and Japan, desiring eternal brotherhood between the two countries.
July 29, 2012, Managing Committee of the Monument to the Immigration.

Fuerte San Jose and the Japanese Agricultural Immigration Monument
Fuerte San Jose and the Japanese Agricultural Immigration Monument

Location:

From Calle El Conde walk towards the sea on Calle 19 de Marzo or Meriño to the Malecon. It is located at the Fuerte San Jose in front of the monument Fray Anton de Montesino. Avenida George Washington (Paseo Presidente Billini – Malecon) and Jose Gabriel Garcia, Ciudad Colonial.

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