President of the new Palawan Nikkeijin chapter Margarette Lumauag, right, and her second-generation Nikkeijin mother Veronica Sabando are seen in their home in Puerto Princesa, a coastal city in the Philippines’ Palawan province, last month. Photo: Kyodo
President of the new Palawan Nikkeijin chapter Margarette Lumauag, right, and her second-generation Nikkeijin mother Veronica Sabando are seen in their home in Puerto Princesa, a coastal city in the Philippines’ Palawan province, last month. Photo: Kyodo

‘Take pride in your Japanese roots’, Filipino ‘Nikkeijin’ in the Philippines’ Palawan urged

  • The descendants of Japanese soldiers and civilians on the island province in the western Philippines are organising to press for Japanese citizenship
  • Some Filipino-Japanese deliberately changed their family names to avoid retribution after WWII and have reportedly suffered discrimination in schools

President of the new Palawan Nikkeijin chapter Margarette Lumauag, right, and her second-generation Nikkeijin mother Veronica Sabando are seen in their home in Puerto Princesa, a coastal city in the Philippines’ Palawan province, last month. Photo: Kyodo
President of the new Palawan Nikkeijin chapter Margarette Lumauag, right, and her second-generation Nikkeijin mother Veronica Sabando are seen in their home in Puerto Princesa, a coastal city in the Philippines’ Palawan province, last month. Photo: Kyodo
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