LIMA — As Peruvians of Japanese descent observe the 110th anniversary of their parents' or grandparents' immigration to the South American country this year, some do not hide their anger at World War II that forced them to live in an internment camp in the United States.

Augusto Kage, 78, wanted to become a doctor until the war shattered his dream. He remembers the police taking his father, Mantaro Kage, into custody in January 1942, a month after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.

The elder Kage was taken with nothing but the clothes he was wearing. Originally from Fukuoka Prefecture, he was running a restaurant in Piura, northern Peru.