Tag - peru



Peru's President Dina Boluarte, who is facing an inquiry into possible illicit enrichment and failure to declare ownership of luxury watches, addresses the audience during an assistance program for the elderly, in Lima on Feb. 22.
WORLD / Politics
Apr 3, 2024
How Rolexes put Peru's presidency at risk
Dina Boluarte is under investigation for illicit enrichment for possessing luxury timepieces watches without proving how she got them.
Virgilio Martinez (left) and Santiago Fernandez, head chef at Tokyo's Maz, are finding massive success bringing elevated Latin American cuisine to Japanese diners.
LIFE / Food & Drink
Feb 18, 2024
At two-starred Maz, ‘the experience extends beyond the meal’
“We see Maz as a kind of ‘culture house’ for Latin America in Japan,” says head chef Santiago Fernandez.
Located in Tokyo's trendy Harajuku district, Bepocah serves traditional Peruvian fare with a 'personal touch.'
LIFE / Food & Drink
Jan 7, 2024
The rising appeal of Peruvian-Japanese Nikkei cuisine
After 150 years of ties, restauranteurs and members of the Peruvian-Japanese community are also reflecting on how their culinary traditions have evolved.
A Brazilian of Japanese descent teaches Japanese to foreign nationals in July 2020 at the Homi housing complex in Toyota, Aichi Prefecture, which is home to many foreign nationals, mainly of Brazilian heritage.
Dec 22, 2023
Some foreign fourth generation descendants of Japanese to be given long-term residency
The Immigration Services Agency will revise the residency status system to allow such people to effectively stay in Japan indefinitely.
Former Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori attends a trial as a witness at the navy base in Callao, Peru, on March 15, 2018. Picture taken through a window.
WORLD / Politics
Dec 6, 2023
Peru’s top court orders Fujimori released from prison
Fujimori’s lawyer told reporters that the former president would most likely be released from prison Wednesday.
People in New York watch drones creating a 3D display outside the United Nations Headquarters calling attention to the Amazon rainforest and climate change.
Nov 29, 2023
Amazon rainforest destruction slows sharply year to date, report says
Destruction across the Amazon rainforest so far this year has slowed dramatically, down 55.8% from the same period a year ago.
Analysts say that the election of brash Argentine upstart Javier Milei shows that an anti-incumbent trend over the past decade is becoming a fixture.
WORLD / Politics
Nov 24, 2023
Fed-up voters put Latin American leaders on thin ice
From Chile to Peru, Colombia and Ecuador, voters have simply opted to boot out the government of the day in favor of someone new.
A camp of informal gold miners in Los Amigos, in the Madre de Dios region, Peru. The Peruvian government estimates that illegal miners dump about 180 metric tons of mercury in Madre de Dios annually.
Aug 7, 2023
Gold mining in the Amazon poisoning scores of threatened species
Miners in southeast Peru use mercury to find gold — inadvertently contaminating hundreds of species native to the area.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink
Jul 2, 2023
At the World's 50 Best Restaurant awards, Central's win is a win for the world
The ultimate victory by Central represents a welcome change of flavor for the World’s 50 Best Restaurants list.
Japan Times
Jun 21, 2023
Lively Japan thumps Peru to end June friendlies on high
The Samurai Blue followed up their 6-0 win over El Salvador with a 4-1 finish in front of an appreciative crowd at Panasonic Stadium Suita.
Japan Times
Mar 19, 2023
Magnitude 6.8 earthquake shakes Ecuador, at least 13 deaths reported
The initial quake was followed by two weaker aftershocks in the following hour, according to the Geophysics Institute of Ecuador.
Japan Times
Feb 11, 2023
Uprooted: Amazonian Siekopai people battle for return to ancestral land
Displaced by decades of war, the Siekopai Indigenous peoples eke out a living doing odd jobs as they fight to return to their home in the Amazon rainforest.
Japan Times
Dec 28, 2022
Caught in the crossfire, Peru protest deaths keep anger burning
The arrest of former Peruvian President Pedro Castillo has triggered an outpouring of anger and resulted in protests which have seen 22 people killed, the youngest just 15.
Japan Times
Dec 9, 2022
Peru's presidential curse will prove hard to lift despite Pedro Castillo's ouster
Peru's first female president, Dina Boluarte, will need to tread carefully to avoid her recent predecessors' fates.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Dec 8, 2022
Peru’s president tried to dissolve Congress. By day’s end, he was arrested.
In a cinematic conclusion to Pedro Castillo's tenure as leader of Peru, the leftist was arrested after he attempted to dissolve Congress in a desperate bid to cling to power.
Japan Times
Dec 2, 2022
In Peru's hills, an artisanal miner boom frustrates Big Copper's plans
The rise of artisanal copper mining — driven by high global metal prices and sustained by a messy government permitting system — is threatening billions in new investments.
Japan Times
WORLD / Society
Sep 13, 2022
Inflation is upending politics in the most unequal region on Earth
From Mexico to Brazil, persistently high inflation is widening the gap between rich and poor, stoking political upheaval that could be a foretaste of what lies ahead the world over.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Science & Health
Jan 29, 2022
Tsunami models underestimated shockwave from Tonga eruption
Forecasting models and warning systems, designed primarily to assess earthquake-triggered waves, did not account for the boosting effects of the shockwave.
Japan Times
Sep 16, 2021
Japan immigration footage shows mistreatment of detained foreigner
The video includes footage of Fujii being hauled off to a solitary cell by many officers, as well as him being held down during tussles.
Japan Times
Jul 6, 2021
Brazil beats Peru to move into Copa America final
Brazil has won the Copa America every time it hosted the tournament and in the early part of Monday's match showed exactly why it's favored to do so again.


Later this month, author Shogo Imamura will open Honmaru, a bookstore that allows other businesses to rent its shelves. It's part of a wave of ideas Japanese booksellers are trying to compete with online spaces.
The story isn't over for Japan's bookstores