PERU: New Deal for Japs

Peru was considering ways last week of avoiding another experience with Japanese infiltration. A Senate committee was studying a bill to prohibit Japanese immigration altogether. Among its provisions: a bar to the return of Japs deported after Pearl Harbor.

Peru's first Japanese immigrants were harmless enough. But about the time of World War I, a disturbing pattern began to show. New-style Japanese arrivals were well-educated, well-financed. Directed from Japan, they bought control of cotton plantations, worked their way into department stores and industrial enterprises.

By Pearl Harbor day, Peru (pop. about 7,000,000) had some 25,000 Japanese inhabitants, stoutly loyal to Japan....

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