The stage may be set for former Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori to be tried for human rights violations and corruption charges in Peru, but many Japanese still see him as a hero.

Just two months after being touted as the "last samurai" by supporters during his unsuccessful run in July's Upper House election in Japan, the Chile Supreme Court on Friday ordered the 69-year-old Fujimori extradited to Peru, where he is wanted on charges of sanctioning death squad killings and bribery, among other offenses.

But in contrast with those who want Fujimori convicted and thrown in prison, others maintain that the former president, who is of Japanese descent and has Japanese citizenship, helped develop the South American country.