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Luis Iguchi Iguchi

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Luis Iguchi Iguchi was born in Lima in 1940. He was a contributor to Perú Shimpo and Prensa Nikkei. He also wrote for magazines such as Nikko, Superación, Puente and El Nisei. He served as president of the Club Nisei Jauja in 1958 and was a founding member of Jauja N° 1 Fire Brigade in 1959. He passed away on November 7, 2023.

Updated December 2023


Stories from This Author

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Two friends, one destiny

May 10, 2021 • Luis Iguchi Iguchi

The Estadio la Unión (AELU), in its 68 years of institutional life, housed countless stories within its perimeter. Stories of sporting triumphs, of goals in exciting arrivals, of romances that ended on a religious altar, of matches that in the end destroyed friendships, of encounters that united lives, of unfinished careers and victorious matches, of friendships that were born and goodbyes that ended in crying Of thousands and thousands of postcards that adorn our family homes, of legendary athletes who …

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Carnival, carnival!

April 19, 2021 • Luis Iguchi Iguchi

“Let's all laugh and enjoy, let's all enjoy the carnival, mascaritas let's dance with a triumphant rhythm. Let's rejoice Viceregal Lima, our Queens will have fun, and their laughter will cheer us up at the carnival. Carnival, carnival! is the general cry. Carnival, carnival, what unparalleled joy!”   The past is a party linked to the carnival. Who as a child has not played with sprinkles, talcum powder, streamers, pica pica, scratch scratch, balloons and the bucket of water? Carnival …

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Goodbye, friend Mitsuya

Jan. 11, 2021 • Luis Iguchi Iguchi

Year 1956. It was the year I dared to send a poem of my inspiration to the Peru Asahi Shimbun newspaper. What would be my surprise that my composition was published in the pages of the newspaper. That same year I sent another poem to the newspaper Perú Shimpo, which also agreed to publish it. Some time later, NIKKO magazine published my compositions and in Lima, in the sixties, Superación magazine gave me space in its pages. In the publications …

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The sea of ​​illusions

Nov. 30, 2020 • Luis Iguchi Iguchi

November is the month for fishing for tramboyos, those big heads the color of ripe mango that hide among the sand, stones and rocks. And as Pedrito Luna said: “Luchito, Luchito, the best tramboyos come out in Pasamayito.” Those bugs that the Japanese like in soy sauce, parboiled and hot, white parchment rice. And my wife Susana told me that in the fifties her father Shigueto carried his three children and, in the Santa Catalina square, took the bus to …

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Nikkei Chronicles #9—More Than a Game: Nikkei Sports
60th Anniversary: Close to the Heart

Nov. 11, 2020 • Luis Iguchi Iguchi

Letter to my granddaughter Karina and grandson Cristian: It’s two o’clock in the morning and in the silence of the living room, I still see the Christmas tree with the lights turned off, rigid and noticeably transcendent. The colored balls possess the prelude of a nostalgia that memory has a certain magic charm to enjoy, even after the holidays are over: the presence of a ten-year-old girl and the mischievous impulsiveness of a six-year-old boy.            …

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Nikkei Chronicles #9—More Than a Game: Nikkei Sports
Memories: AELU tennis

Nov. 2, 2020 • Luis Iguchi Iguchi

Every morning, from my balcony, the AELU postcard gives me hope. The bright green of its fields, the tone of its stands, the rehearsal of its cars in the parking lot, the silence of its classrooms at school and the permanent memory of its members who have left. Far away, I can still see the reddish tennis courts, their long entrance bordered by the cool October grass. That historic path of so many traces of tennis player friends, who made …

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Nikkei Chronicles #9—More Than a Game: Nikkei Sports
Olga Asato Hichiya: love and glory for volleyball

Oct. 26, 2020 • Luis Iguchi Iguchi

Three in the morning and the ringing of the clock did its job. Many homes in the country had their eyes fixed on the television and far, far away from the homeland, with the red and white in a rectangle of life that showed us the strength and talent of six girls who, with the power of the game, made Peruvian volleyball the habit of seeing them on the front page of newspapers, in sports articles, in the clamor of …

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Nikkei Chronicles #9—More Than a Game: Nikkei Sports
The girls of yesterday

Oct. 19, 2020 • Luis Iguchi Iguchi

Twenty-seven years ago no one had the reason to call me old. Even though I was fifty-three, there were a good number of people in my environment who were considered elderly. The great AELU Tennis family was for me the beginning of practicing a new sport. I had never held a racket in my life, much less used it. Dressing in shorts and all in white was for me a new fashion and a feeling of entering a world outside …

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Nikkei Chronicles #9—More Than a Game: Nikkei Sports
Set point: The great AELU Tennis family

Oct. 12, 2020 • Luis Iguchi Iguchi

Remember is to live again. Twenty years ago, he wrote a column in the newspaper Perú Shimpo called “Set point”, and he signed it as 'El Pibe'. My passion for tennis was at its peak and I had Mr. Mario Teves as support in the newspaper. This column was purely sports, Mario accepted all kinds of innovations from me. From highlighting names or news, to accepting certain aspects of humorous writing. The activities of our beloved institution had the appropriate …

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Souvenirs from the Japanese Colony in Jauja, Peru

Sept. 23, 2020 • Luis Iguchi Iguchi

There are those who say that remembering is living again. And in these last years of life that I live, my life is through happy memories. Life has been so long in a matter of years and so short in the nostalgia that I feel again today. Childhood and youth are two stages in life that come together at the end of the road. Find the desire to live just by remembering them. It was on a pouring rainy night …

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