Japanese emigrated to some countries in North and South America in the past. Especially a lot of Japanese emigrated to Brazil and Their descendants live in Brazil as Japanese- Brazilian, Nisei , or Sansei now. This year is 100 years anniversary for emigration to Brazil. Japanese Prince, Hironomiya visits Brazil to attend the ceremonies of the anniversary. The ancestors have pioneered wild field and fought against discrimination. They were diligent and worked hard at farm. The actual life in Brazil was severe for them. Hawaii is one of places that a lot of Japanese emigrated.
Now Japanese- Brazilian people emigrate to Japan and live at some suburbs. Almost of them work at factories with lower wage. They have some Brazilian communities there.
The number of Brazilian is the third among foreign residents in Japan. (No.1 and No.2 are Korean and Chinese.) And some Japanese - Brazilians want to be naturalized in Japan.
A lot of Brazilian football players play in Japanese League, J League. Zico who is most famous Brazilian for Japanese, was manager of Japan National Team in 2006 World cup.
Japanese like Brazilian music and I love it personally.
Brazil is the furthest country from Japanese but very close to Japanese society.