In 1941, when Japan joined the war, the Government of Peru ordered the freezing of capitals of Japanese individuals and companies. Thereafter, their assets were confiscated and all Japanese schools and institutions were closed.
In order to keep operating, the Japanese School of Lima (Lima Nikko) changed its name to Jesús María School and only with Peruvian teachers worked. However, in June 1945 it was confiscated along with six other Japanese schools in Peru.
Some time later, Lima Nikko became the Teresa González de Fanning Public School for Girls.