Luis Takanobu Shimabukuro

Luis Takanobu Shimabukuro was born in Peru in 1946; he is the youngest son of Seitoku Shimabukuro. He has a degree in Agricultural Engineering and earned a Master's degree in Business Administration in Lima, Peru. Between 2008-2012, he lived in the Amazon region, where, based on his father's autobiography found inAmazon Sanka (1974), stories of his parents and his brothers. He is currently editing the text so as to have it published in Spanish. The title of he book will be "Descubriendo Amazonia (Discovering the Amazon)."

Updated November 2013
 

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Nikkei Chronicles #2—Nikkei+: Stories of Mixed Language, Traditions, Generations & Race

Un Alcalde oriundo de Okinawa

Navegando en una pequeña embarcación desde la localidad de Pucallpa ubicado al Sur del Departamento de Loreto, sin detenerse, río arriba por el Ucayali y en condiciones normales, se demoraba hasta 4 horas para llegar a la desembocadura del río Pachitea, por el que surcando otras 2 horas adicionales se llegaba al pueblo de Honoria.

Ubicado en el margen izquierdo del río Pachitea, cuando lo visité por vez primera, tenía aproximadamente 200 viviendas con una población de algo mas 800 habitantes lo que en la extensa región de la Amazonía Peruana no resultaba entonces muy frecuente. Los lugareños decían que …

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Nikkei Chronicles #2—Nikkei+: Stories of Mixed Language, Traditions, Generations & Race

A Japanese Chief

Yamato Taba arrived to Peru in 1921 from Okinawa, Japan, to harvest cotton in the Cañete area, 150 km south from Lima, the capital of Peru. At the end of his contract which he completed with great sacrifices, Yamato and his wife rented a little parcel of land where they grew vegetables and had sold their products in the town of Cañete and other locations. In a few years, they had saved enough money to be able to purchase the land that they had been renting before.

However, they knew that in 1912, the Morioka Shokay Migration Company had recruited approximately 300 …

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