Change of mentality: Peru — their new homeland



After the end of World War II the Japanese immigrants adopted a new attitude about their life in Peru. They no longer thought of returning (to Japan) or considered these new lands as a transient place for seeking economic improvement, but began to accept that it would be the place for their children to shape their future.
Hence, they sought to become integrated into the Peruvian society, improve their standard of living, educate their children as Peruvian citizens. Another change within the community was the increase in the number of marriages of Japanese descendants to persons of other origins.