Seitoku Shimabukuro

Seitoku Shimabukuro was a businessman and a Japanese language teacher. He was condecorated by the government of Japan in 1977. He was born in Okinawa and went to Peru in 1920. In 1956, he moved to the Amazon. He wrote several books in Japanese, including Amazon Sanka published in 1974. He passed away in 1982.  

Updated November 2013 

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Crônicas Nikkeis #2 — Nikkei+ ~Histórias sobre Idiomas, Tradições, Gerações & Raças Miscigenadas~

Un Alcalde oriundo de Okinawa

Navigating in a small motorboat without stopping from the town of Pucallpa (located south of Loreto Departamento) up the Ucayali river to the Huanuco Departamento - under normal conditions - takes up to 4 hours to reach the mouth of the Pachitea river and an additional 2 hours furrowing to reach Honoria town.

This town is located on the left bank of the Pachitea river. When I visited for the first time, there were approximately 200 houses with a population of just over 800 inhabitants, back then this vast region of the Peruvian Amazon area was not frequently traveled. The local inhabitants ...

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Crônicas Nikkeis #2 — Nikkei+ ~Histórias sobre Idiomas, Tradições, Gerações & Raças Miscigenadas~

A Japanese Chief

Yamato Taba arrived to Peru in 1921 from Okinawa, Japan, to harvest cotton in the Cañete area, 150 km south from Lima, the capital of Peru. At the end of his contract which he completed with great sacrifices, Yamato and his wife rented a little parcel of land where they grew vegetables and had sold their products in the town of Cañete and other locations. In a few years, they had saved enough money to be able to purchase the land that they had been renting before.

However, they knew that in 1912, the Morioka Shokay Migration Company ...

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