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Harumi Nako Fuentes


Harumi Nako Fuentes is a social communicator with a major in journalism from the University of Lima. She has worked in public and private institutions, as a teacher, press analyst, writer and editor of various publications. He has followed specialization courses in image and marketing and has a diploma in Cultural Management. She is currently head of Communications for the Peruvian Japanese Association (APJ), editor of Kaikan magazine and member of the editorial committee of the APJ Editorial Fund.

Last updated April 2019


Stories from This Author

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Akemi Kasuga: “It is important to have the opportunity to help the community”

Sept. 12, 2018 • Harumi Nako Fuentes , Asociación Peruano Japonesa

Carlos Kasuga Osaka is one of the most recognized Latin American Nikkei for his philanthropic work throughout the continent and for his successful business career in his native Mexico. An accident at the beginning of 2017, which his children presumed had a fatal outcome, led them to ask themselves various questions, including how to continue their father's legacy. Fortunately, the businessman was able to recover and celebrate his 80th birthday with a valuable gift from his family: the creation of …

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Economist Marco Carrasco: “I have always been fascinated by Japanese culture”

April 3, 2017 • Harumi Nako Fuentes , Asociación Peruano Japonesa

Marco Carrasco Villanueva has made news in Peru. The publication on the website of his alma mater, the Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, about the first place obtained in a master's degree at the Sorbonne University in Paris, put all the spotlights on this young Peruvian student who, beyond his achievements academics and his professional work, he is also passionate about Japan and its culture. “I have always been fascinated by Asia and especially Japanese culture, that interesting mix …

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Hamano Ryuho: A look at the origins

Aug. 7, 2015 • Harumi Nako Fuentes , Asociación Peruano Japonesa

Vocation sometimes comes in the most unique ways. Hamano Ryuho remembers that he was about four years old when he inadvertently began to write. He did it as if playing, making marks on the ground with a stick. He also remembers how much he liked the shapes of the ideograms. “When I was a child, the times I went to the cemetery, I saw the kanji engraved on the tombstones, and with my fingers I began to mark the contours, …

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Toshio Yanagida, professor at Keio University: “The children of the dekasegi have a great future”

April 19, 2012 • Harumi Nako Fuentes , Asociación Peruano Japonesa

What does it mean to feel Japanese? Asking this question at 16 years old was not just a matter of youthful curiosity. It was the starting point of a long investigation undertaken by historian Toshio Yanagida, whose search for answers brought him to our country for the first time more than 20 years ago. He has returned another 30 times in these two decades, in which he has been able to get closer to the history of Japanese immigration to …

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Venancio Shinki, childhood memories - Part 2

April 3, 2012 • Harumi Nako Fuentes , Asociación Peruano Japonesa

Part 1 >> In permanent search Arriving in Lima at the age of 16, the adventure of art began for Venancio Shinki. A passion that has taken him to different countries and that has allowed him to interpret, in his own way, everyday life, dreams and everything that moves him. One day, the already expert photographer Venancio Shinki was looking at a magazine and an image surprised him by its perfection. But the photo was not such; It was an …

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Venancio Shinki, childhood memories - Part 1

March 27, 2012 • Harumi Nako Fuentes , Asociación Peruano Japonesa

On April 1, 2012, the prominent Peruvian painter Venancio Shinki Huamán will turn 80 years old. A lifetime dedicated to art, which at Discover Nikkei we want to honor by sharing an interview conducted a few years ago, and which shows us the sensitive artist behind the brush. * * * Listening to Venancio Shinki, renowned Peruvian painter, is a life lesson, a delight, a true learning experience. He welcomed us into his home and shared with us – even …

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Kizuna: Nikkei Stories from the 2011 Japan Earthquake & Tsunami
Magic night

Sept. 6, 2011 • Harumi Nako Fuentes , Asociación Peruano Japonesa

Although adversity appears from the shadows I know that your own light will shine Despite the pain that sings with disappointment you will fly once again You will be born again, shine again I want to see you smile, we will always be with you Nippon Ganbare SongMusic has that special magic that summons and unites, as was demonstrated in the Nippon Ganbare Festival, which was held on May 21 at the La Unión Stadium, Lima, with the aim of …

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Between two worlds: Peruvian children in Japan

March 9, 2010 • Harumi Nako Fuentes , Asociación Peruano Japonesa

Utsunomiya University, in Tochigi, Japan, began research in 2004 on the situation of foreign children in that prefecture, with a large presence of migrants. Dr. Ana Sueyoshi* joined this study in 2006, who has closely followed the difficult insertion process of Peruvian children. We spoke with her during her visit to Lima in September 2009. Professor Ana Sueyoshi gave a conference at the Peruvian Japanese Cultural Center, organized by the Language Department of the Peruvian Japanese Association, on the results …

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Captivity experiences

Jan. 29, 2010 • Harumi Nako Fuentes , Asociación Peruano Japonesa

Yuriko Mishima of Tanaka was 12 years old when she was taken, along with her family, to the Crystal City concentration camp in the United States. More than 60 years have passed and the memory of that stage is still alive.What were the moments like before the deportation happened? They deported us on the penultimate trip. My father was captured and shipped to Talara (on the northern coast of Peru), but since he was in poor health, they allowed him …

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Luis Kawano Iwasaki: witness of the era

Jan. 27, 2009 • Harumi Nako Fuentes , Asociación Peruano Japonesa

The second generation of Japanese descendants – that is, the children of immigrants, known as 'nisei' – is marked by the imprint of one of the most disastrous periods in history. The experiences of those who lived through the hardships of a time marked by wars and conflicts and the formation of identities is undoubtedly a valuable source of information. That is why between September and October 2008, the Museum of Japanese Immigration to Peru “Carlos Chiyoteru Hiraoka” undertook a …

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