Japanese Association of Huacho



In November 1917 the Japanese immigrants established the Japanese Association of Huacho Valley, with Kisaku Tanaka being elected as its first president. The image shows its members in the period 1930 – 1931 (years 5 and 6 of the Showa Era). It is presently called the Japanese-Peruvian Association of Huacho.
The Huacho and La Libertad associations were the pioneers in provinces and like them, and principally in the 1920’s, other Japanese organizations were established in Chancay, Supe, Barranca, Chiclayo, Chimbote, Nepeña, Pacasmayo, Cañete and Pisco. Japanese associations were also established in Arequipa, Tarma, Huancayo, Iquitos and Puerto Maldonado cities — all of them with the aim of promoting friendship between Peruvians and Japanese, social assistance to the needy, camaraderie among their members, and adequate education for their children.