The Museum of Japanese Immigration to Peru "Carlos Chiyoteru Hiraoka", was opened on July 1981 commemorating the 80th anniversary of Japanese immigration to Peru two years earlier.
The various implements and museum materials that were initially exhibited were produced by the company Tanseisha, brought from Japan and installed in Lima under the supervision of Dr. Shzo Masuda.
Subsequently, topics such as the change of attitude of the Japanese immigrant to Peru, integration, Peruvian-Japanese relations after World War II, the chronology of the main events that occurred in the world and in parallel in the Peruvian community Japanese, celebrations for 80, 90 and 100 anniversaries of Japanese immigration to Peru, the dekasegi phenomenon, etc.
Since August 2003, the Museum has been named "Carlos Chiyoteru Hiraoka" as an acknowledgment of the work of the distinguished businessman and leader of the Japanese Peruvian Association and other institutions of the Peruvian and Japanese collectives.
The Permanent Exhibition Room shows the history of Japanese immigration and the Nikkei community, as well as some aspects of the relations between Peru and Japan, and synoptically, the geography and Peruvian cultures. The Temporary Exhibition Hall renews its exhibition periodically with contents related to the theme of the Museum, which constitutes an axis of attraction of the public due to the dynamics that characterize it.
It also has an area for the archiving of documents, historical photographs and an important set of books on the subject of immigration in Spanish, Japanese and English which can also be used as a study and meeting room.