Era prior to World War II



The 1930’s marked a period of convulsions both worldwide and nationwide. In Peru these turbulences caused instability, and the government of Augusto B. Leguía was overthrown by a military coup headed by Colonel Sánchez Cerro, who assumed the Presidency but was assassinated shortly thereafter.
The strengthening economic capabilities of Japanese immigrants in leading urban centers of the country led to conflicts between the Japanese community and the Peruvian society, and they were exacerbated by the imminent worldwide conflagration, which brought about gloomy results for many Japanese immigrants.