Paisaje terrestre [Terrestrial landscape] (Spanish)

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(Spanish) This last book is called Paisaje Terrestre [Terrestrial Landscape], but it is also part of the strategy I set out to follow when I was 17 years old. When I was this age, I set out a life project. I am the last of 11 siblings. I was the only one that went to college, the one who walked two hours. I travelled two hours to come to Lima and two to go back. For six years I had to make a trip of four hours, and walk half an hour on a street of dirt road to study Law in San Marcos, an occupation that I never liked, never liked from the first day (laughs). But then I realized the profession I studied was going to be the same. I only wanted to read, meet people, wanted to know Peru, and in San Marcos I knew it. So, when I was 17 years old I set out three tasks, and look, I have followed the plan. That is part of my education as a daughter of the Japanese: an oath to know how to end something, culminate, and be persistence. I don’t have patience, no, but I am persistent.

Date: February 26, 2008
Location: Lima, Peru
Interviewer: Harumi Nako
Contributed by: Asociación Peruano Japonesa (APJ)

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