Alejandro Sakuda

Alejandro Sakuda is a journalist who graduated from the Catholic Pontifical University in Peru, and on two occasions has served as president of the Alumni Association.  He has held the post of director of some of Peru's newspapers:  La República y El Sol and Diario Peru Shimpo.  He is author of the book The Future was Peru: 100 Years of Japanese Immigration (Lima, Esicos, 1999; 600 pp.). Currently, he is a communications consultant.

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The Japanese Press in Peru - Part 3

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For almost a decade there were no Japanese-language newspapers circulating in Peru until July 1st 1950, when Peru Shimpo (Recent News from Peru) appeared, which remains in circulation today, and whose publication was authorized by Ministerial Resolution 107 of July 1st 1948. Peru Shimpo, just like Andes Jiho in 1913, was a product of donations gathered from among the members of the Japanese community. The organization for fundraising, as well as the donations lasted two years. With the proceeds the editors purchased machinery and the necessary typography, both of which arrived in Peru in February of 1950 ...

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The Japanese Press in Peru - Part 2

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Eight years later, on January 1,1929, another newspaper was founded, Perú Nichi Nichi Shimbun (Daily News of Peru), with the goal of taking part in the debate. It was understood that the Japanese readership should neither be polarized nor silent witnesses in the polemic that had sustained the other two newspapers. This new publication was directed by Susumu Sakuray who had been the editor of . It was distinguished for having a more modern look and for including the most recent news that were received via cable and radio.

After a short time Tanaka had to leave ...

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The Japanese Press in Peru - Part 1

The need to obtain information about what was happening in Japan and, at the same time, the will to share it with the Japanese immigrants, were the motives for the founding of the Japanese press in Peru.

In 1909, ten years after the official start of Japanese immigration to Peru, the Japanese knew very little or nothing about events that had happened in their home country. The few bits of news that arrived in letters always came late; sometimes news arrived via radio when there was short-wave available and no atmospheric interference.

At the time the Japanese settlement in Peru ...

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Reparación histórica

El 14 de junio de 2011 quedará grabado, sin duda, en los anales de la historia peruana pues ese día el presidente de la República, Alan García Pérez, encarnando a la Nación, hizo una reparación histórica para reivindicar a los japoneses y peruanos de ascendencia japonesa que fueron víctimas de los atropellos del gobierno peruano durante la II Guerra Mundial.

Era la primera vez que un Jefe de Estado peruano pedía perdón por ese vergonzoso atentado contra los derechos humanos de los nikkei, ocurrido hace siete décadas, como 30 ...

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110° Aniversario de la Inmigración Japonesa al Perú - Una reflexión necesaria: El aporte de lo peruano japonés al país

La comunidad peruano japonesa, que suma alrededor de 50 mil miembros en el país –y cuenta con un número similar en el Japón–, celebra este año el 110º aniversario de la inmigración nipona al país con una serie de actividades que se han concentrado en los meses de octubre y noviembre.

Las actividades se iniciaron en los primeros meses del año y como parte de ellas, en junio último el Perú recibió la visita del príncipe Hitachi, hermano del emperador del Japón.

Para darle un marco adecuado a estas celebraciones, la ...

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