Alberto Fujimori Research Paper

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PRIMARY FINDINGS While the exact date and location of Alberto Fujimori’s birth has never been completely revealed, government records officially state that he was born on 28 July, 1938, in Miraflores, a small district of Lima, to Japanese immigrants Naoichi Fujimori and Mutsue Inomoto Fujimori. Both were natives of Kumamoto, Japan, but immigrated to Peru in 1934. Fujimori was the second of four children born in Peru. As a result Fujimori has dual Peruvian and Japanese citizenship, however in July 1997 Caretas, a popular news magazine, claimed that Fujimori was actually born in Japan, and because Peru 's constitution requires the president to be born in Peru, this would have made Fujimori ineligible to be president. However by the year 2000…show more content…
After that he traveled abroad to focus on graduate studies at the University of Strasbourg in France. In 1965 he went to the United States to attend the University of Wisconsin, where he earned a Masters degree in mathematics in 1969. In 1984 he returned to Peru where he joined the faculty of Universidad national Agrarian and was offered the position of dean. Eventually he was elected to be president of the National Commission of Peruvian University Records from 1984–89. Between 1988–89 Fujimori hosted a television talk show, Concertando , which examined environmental and agrarian issues.(Romero.1) The show was a moderate success and lead to Fujimori’s name becoming more widely recognizable. It was also during this time that he married Sasana Higuachi, a fellow Japanese Peruvian, and together they had 4 children, one of which would hold a position in congress in…show more content…
He relaxed private sector price controls, drastically reduced government subsidies and federal employment, eliminated all exchange controls, and also reduced restrictions on investment, imports, and capital flow. Trade tariffs were also streamlined, stimulating an influx of exporting and importing. As a result the minimum wage was quadrupled and the government established a $400 million poverty relief fund. However the adverse effect was a huge increase in costs for electricity and gasoline. The Fujishock also succeeded in significant privatization of many goods and services, untangling webs of complex policy, and making it much easier for citizens to get certain services, most notably local telephone service and Internet. For example, before the Fujishock, a consumer or business was forced to wait up to ten years to get telephone a land line at cost of $607. But after phone companies became privatized, the wait was reduced to just a few days.
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