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Daniel Goya Callirgos


Luis Daniel Goya Callirgos is a communicator and journalist. He has been editor of the Asia Sur Magazine, editor of the Correo newspaper and web editor of the EPENSA Group. He was editor of Eva Magazine and editor of installments of the tourism supplement Viajero, both from Grupo El Comercio. He has won the ETECOM Communication Award in the Digital Press category two consecutive years and obtained first place in the Journalistic Chronicles contest organized by the Peruvian University of Applied Sciences (UPC). He was a finalist in the CONACINE Extraordinary Documentary Project Contest and in the DOCTV IB II Contest. He has been a television reporter, written press columnist and manages one of the most read blogs about television series in Peru.

Last updated January 2010


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110 years of Buddhism in Peru: Religious doctrine arrived with the second group of Japanese immigrants.

Feb. 24, 2014 • Daniel Goya Callirgos , Asociación Peruano Japonesa

Every book starts with a letter. Every concert with a musical note. All sea with a drop of water. The history of the Buddhist community in Peru is no exception: it began with a trip and an idea.In the middle of a Miraflores street, in the middle of the afternoon, the monk Sengen Castilla opens the door of the temple and his smile is a sign of welcome. A long staircase leads to the second floor, where a photo wall …

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The glass empire. A story that rescues the discipline and courage of a Japanese immigrant

Dec. 5, 2011 • Daniel Goya Callirgos , Asociación Peruano Japonesa

Nobody knows why he decided on glass. It's as if the mystery makes his story more interesting. Kamekichi Miyasato had saved for 10 years as a farm laborer, after arriving from his native Okinawa, to start a glass business.“They always ask me the same question and I can never answer it,” says Mr. Enrique Miyasato, current president of the board of directors of the Miyasato Corporation, with all honesty. “My father chose a field that had nothing to do with …

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Saint Augustine: memory will prevail

April 29, 2010 • Daniel Goya Callirgos , Asociación Peruano Japonesa

There is a place where several generations of Nikkei have been born and raised. A place where people still live off the land even though it is just a few minutes from the most modern of the capital. That place is called Hacienda San Agustín and it is about to disappear.When you enter the San Agustín hacienda, it is hard to believe that you are so close to the airport. The long dirt roads, the dust impregnating the clothes, the …

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Japanese for beginners

Feb. 9, 2010 • Daniel Goya Callirgos , Asociación Peruano Japonesa

I woke up to a call from Midori , she told me that she had taken a reiki course and asked me if I wanted to have sushi with her for lunch. I had met her at an origami workshop the week before and I liked her, I don't know why I thought a kimono would look perfect on her. I accepted and we agreed on a place and time. I left my house quickly so as not to be …

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The taste of curiosity

Jan. 14, 2010 • Daniel Goya Callirgos , Asociación Peruano Japonesa

Editor's note: We reproduce an interview with the almost mythical Humberto Sato, renowned Nikkei chef, owner of the Costanera 700 restaurant, whose contribution to Peruvian gastronomy has received multiple praise. Sato has just been awarded as “Outstanding Nikkei” by the Peruvian-Japanese Association within the framework of the commemorative activities for the 110th anniversary of Japanese immigration to Peru.Humberto Sato is curious. Their food is the result of coming up with unexpected combinations and making them taste good. But this 69-year-old …

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Stories that captivate

June 9, 2009 • Daniel Goya Callirgos , Asociación Peruano Japonesa

A new look at the manga and anime boom in Peru, where its followers, thousands of otakus and mangakas, are not satisfied with being just spectators. It is enough to attend one of the parties where the music and costumes speak of the growing fanaticism for these genres. Man has always wanted to modify his reality. Make it to your liking. Generate life from nothing and make that nothing more attractive and interesting. Manga and anime are not only an …

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When Justice is Late and Never Arrives: Memories of Abuse

Oct. 14, 2008 • Daniel Goya Callirgos , Asociación Peruano Japonesa

During World War II, the Japanese residing in Peru were victims of numerous forms of abuse. The worst of those was their deportation to the Crystal City concentration camp in the United States. Below are the testimonies of two Nikkei who were there and now tell their stories . Between 1942 and 1945, the governments of the United States and Peru worked jointly to send nearly one thousand Japanese and Nisei settled in Peru to concentration camps on American territory. …

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Taiko, strength and tradition

Feb. 5, 2008 • Daniel Goya Callirgos , Asociación Peruano Japonesa

The rumble of the taiko (Japanese drum) impresses. The contagious rhythm, the intensity of the sound and the emotionality of the person who plays this instrument transmit a lot of the culture and idiosyncrasy of Japan. In Peru, there are more and more followers. A people without tradition is a people without provenance, the Colombian journalist Alberto Lleras once said. Tradition not only maintains but also generates. It not only preserves, but also innovates. In the case of taiko, it …

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star for a night

Sept. 4, 2007 • Daniel Goya Callirgos , Asociación Peruano Japonesa

Karaoke was the first attempt to democratize popularity. Andy Warhol may not have had him in mind when he said everyone should have 15 minutes of fame. However, there is no other activity that better represents that popular phrase.The notes began to sound. The stage glowed in a void an anime. Suddenly, suddenly, the singer began a performance that was supported by the choruses and echoes of the audience that was still paying attention to the show. When it was …

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Anime: a hobby in colors

June 23, 2007 • Daniel Goya Callirgos , Asociación Peruano Japonesa

Few entertainments arouse as much enthusiasm as anime, which in Peru has a legion of fans, collectors and cartoonists gathered in various clubs. More than just cartoons, its followers tell the details of this expression of Japanese culture, which has also known how to exploit its commercial side .In the mid-seventies, a series of cartoons appeared on Peruvian television that marked the beginning of what would ultimately become a youth phenomenon. Astroboy, Sombrita, Fantasmagérico and El Hombre Par were well …

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