LIMA – Keiko Sophia Fujimori, the eldest daughter of deposed Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori, left Lima on Tuesday on a visit to Japan, where her father has been living in exile since he was ousted from power in November.
Her lawyer denied that the 26-year-old is seeking asylum in Japan. She will visit her father and stay in Japan for about six weeks before returning to Peru, the lawyer said.
She is expected to arrive in Japan after making a brief transit visit to Los Angeles.
Keiko Fujimori is the only one of the former president’s four offspring who has remained in Peru.
Alberto Fujimori’s 88-year-old mother, Mutsue, who immigrated to Peru with her husband from Kumamoto before he was born, has returned to Japan to receive medical treatment. Victor Aritomi, Fujimori’s brother-in-law and the former Peruvian ambassador to Japan, and Aritomi’s wife, Rosa, like the former president, have obtained Japanese citizenship. Peruvian authorities are seeking to put Aritomi and the former president on trial for various charges.
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