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Arturo Wakabayashi


Arturo Wakabayashi is a civil engineer. He is a third generation Nikkei, born in Lima. Paternal grandparents are immigrants from Shigaken , and maternal grandparents are immigrants from Yamagataken .

Last updated September 2022


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Nikkei Chronicles #11—Itadakimasu 3! Nikkei Food, Family, and Community
New Year's aromas

Oct. 7, 2022 • Arturo Wakabayashi

My grandparents, Tatsuzo and Kinu Wakabayashi, natives of Hikone- shi and Shigaken , arrived in the city of Lima through yobiyose , or called by another immigrant, established at the beginning of the 20th century. They had six children, my father Francisco Tatsuo, the eldest, and five daughters: Aiko, Laura Fusako, Isabel Shizuko, Rosa Sueko and Luisa Toshiko. According to the custom of Japanese immigrants, my father and his sister were sent to study in Japan, returning to Peru alone, …

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