From Peru to California, a community remembers Japanese Latin American activist

On her 87th birthday, Libia Hideko Yamamoto passed away after a long bout with illness. Born Dec. 3, 1935 in Chiclayo, Peru, she was one of more than 2,264 Japanese Latin American men, women and children the United States used in prisoner exchanges with Japan during World War II. Friends and family gathered at the […]

Peruvian president apologizes for wartime persecution of Japanese

LIMA, Peru (Kyodo) — Peruvian President Alan Garcia apologized June 14 for his government’s persecution and forced emigration of Japanese and Japanese Peruvians to the United States during World War II, marking the first such gesture by the Andean country, according a diplomatic source. The apology came during his speech delivered at a Japanese Peruvian […]