Chigusa Imada on Ipanema beach
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How Japanese economist gave it all up for love

Chigusa Imada is originally from Japan. After falling in love when she visited Rio de Janeiro she now lives in a favela with her husband and their daughter.

This is her take on life as a Japanese woman bringing up a family in Brazil.

Impressions of Rio through the eyes of foreigners living in the city is part of a BBC Brasil series.

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