Yukyko Takahashi Martínez

Yukyko Takahashi Martínez is a History graduate of the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru (PCUP). She has worked as an investigative assistant at the Basque Museum of Archeology, Ethnography and History, as well as in various projects for the PCUP, where she also held a pre-counselor position. She has taken part in seminars at PCUP’s Center for Oriental Studies, Barcelona’s Pompeu Fabra University, and Seville’s Pablo de Olavide University.

Updated March 2009

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Citizens of Japanese origin in Peru during World War II: A review of current debates - Part 2

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Manuel Prado and wartime politics

In 1941, with the world already engulfed in World War II, President Prado [1939-1945] declares that Peru will take part in a dynamic neutrality, which “means, to the contrary, the mobilization of activities, efforts, and energies to sustain and preserve, decorously, the invaluable treasure that is peace.” Not any kind of peace, but rather peace in the Americas, thus becoming an ally of continental interests1.

That same year, a decree bans the circulation of leaflets taking sides for the warring countries, measure that could be interpreted as well-intentioned and on the side ...

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war en ja es pt

Citizens of Japanese origin in Peru during World War II: A review of current debates - Part 1

If there is anything more fascinating than the history of a single group or nation, it is the history of diverse groups, whether very similar or very different, that when joined together create a precedent. That is the case of the episode involving the deportation of citizens of Japanese ancestry living in Peru to relocation camps in the United States during World War II.1

Prior relations

The history shared by Peru, Japan, and the United States encompasses many years and varied facets. That said, it is worth remembering that those relations have usually been bilateral.

From the days of ...

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