Alfredo Kato

(b. 1937) Professional journalist

What does Nikkei mean to you? (Spanish) Japanese vs. Peruvian identity (Spanish) Peru Shimpo for the Nikkei community (Spanish) Escaping to a small village in the mountains during the World War II (Spanish) Post-war experiences in Lima (Spanish) Stereotypes about Japanese: past and present (Spanish)

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Alfredo Kato was born in Cañete, Peru, on November 12, 1937. During World War II, his family lived in Cañete, but his father moved them to a mountainous region called Lunaguara. In 1947, they returned to Lima. At that time, Nikkei were not allowed to gather in public, so he attended Japanese school clandestinely.

He studied at la Universidad Católica and has been a journalist for 44 years. Currently, he is director of the Japanese Peruvian newspaper, Perú Shimpo and professor at the Universidad de San Martín de Porres. (October 7, 2005)

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