Japanese Peruvian

Japanese Peruvian

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Japanese Peruvians (Spanish: Peruano-Japonés or Nipo-peruano, Japanese: , Nikkei Perūjin) are people of Japanese ancestry who were born in or immigrated to Peru. The immigrants from Japan are called the Issei generation. Second and third generation Peruvians are referred to as nisei and sansei in Japanese. The Yonsei are the fourth generation after the issei.

Japanese Peruvians comprise the second largest ethnic Japanese population in Latin America after Brazil (1.5 million). This ethnic group composes today approximately 0.3% of the total population of Peru.Lama, Abraham. Asia Times.October 16, 1999.


Peru was the first Latin American country to establish diplomatic relations with Japan,Palm, Hugo. El Comercio (Lima, Peru). March 12, 2008.

Peru was also the first Latin American country to accept Japanese immigration. The Sakura Maru carried Japanese families from Yokohama to Peru, arriving on April 3, 1899 at the Peruvian port city of Callao. Seascope (NYK newsletter). No. 157, July 2000.

Japanese immigrants arrived from Okinawa; but also from......
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