Panels about Japanese immigration to Peru



Exhibited at the “Carlos Chiyoteru Hiraoka” Museum of Japanese Immigration to Peru are panels about the migratory processes to Peru, such as those that took place from Ireland, Germany, Spain, Italy and China; they guide visitors to the context of the origins of the Japanese immigration to Peru.

This immigration was brought about by the need that large sugar mills on the Peruvian coast had for Japanese labor, which used to enjoy excellent reputation for its quality. The Morioka Company, an overseas emigration agent, through its representative, Teikichi Tanaka, concluded with Fernando Soria, Delegate of the Sugar Consortium of Peru, an agreement whereby a contingent of 790 Japanese immigrants were sent to Peru in 1899 aboard the Sakura Maru, an event that marked the beginning of the Japanese immigration to Peru.