Japanese newspapers



From the outset, immigrants devised ingenious ways of spreading news of their interest. First, on sheets written in handwriting such as the single copy distributed by Mr. Seki, first at Japanese barber shops and then at houses, so that almost all Japanese people in Lima got to know about births, names of the deceased, and news of interest to the Japanese community.
In 1910 a pamphlet titled Jiritsu (Autonomy) began to be published and distributed. It was a bulletin mimeographed and edited by Ryoji Noda, Secretary of the Japanese Consulate. It had 60 pages and contained general news, notices from institutions and collaborations.
In 1913 the first newspaper printed with Japanese characters, called Andes Jiho(Andean Chronicles), appeared. In June 1920 the daily Nippi Shimpo was founded and in 1928, the Peru Nichinichi Shimbun. These three dailies were merged giving birth to the Lima Nippo in 1929 which, together with the Peru Jiho — which appeared a little later — continued to be published until the outbreak of World War II.