The Japanese immigrants’ concern in having their children keep the principles, customs and language of their native land led them to create schools to give them the best education. The elementary school of Cañete was established with great efforts in the first decade of the 20th century, and the Japanese elementary school of Lima was inaugurated in November 1920.
Thereafter similar schools were opened in Chancay, Paramonga, Chincha, Ica and Trujillo, and the Educational Association of Peru was created in 1927. This organization provided advice to all Japanese schools in the country.