• Kyodo


A senior supporter of deposed Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori’s opponent in the country’s 1990 presidential election claims the then-Japanese ambassador to Peru “deceived” him by saying Fujimori did not hold Japanese citizenship.

Alberto Massa, 61, a lawyer who supported internationally renowned novelist Mario Vargas Llosa in the election, said that Masaki Seo told him shortly before the poll that Fujimori neither had Japanese citizenship nor a Japanese passport and that his name was not included in a Japanese family register.

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