Okina Kyūin and the Politics of Early Japanese Immigration to the United States, 1868-1924

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McFarland, Jan 31, 2017 - History - 368 pages
Okina Kyūin boarded the steamship Kaga Maru at the port of Yokohama in 1907, bound for America. For this ambitious young man, Japanese-American newspapers were an invaluable medium for communicating his opinions on important social issues and documenting everyday life in his community. His vivid articles and stories established him as an essential voice among Japanese immigrants. This book examines Okina's life on the American West Coast in the context of U.S.-Japanese diplomatic relations between 1868 and 1924.
 

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Contents

Foreword by Wayne Patterson
1
Preface
3
Early Japanese Visitors to Europe and the Americas
11
Part Two Okina Kyūin on the American West Coast 19071924
70
Part Three The Japanese Governments Policy on Emigration to the United States
207
Conclusion
290
A Chronology of Okina Kyūins Publications
299
Chapter Notes
329
Bibliography
331
Index
345
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Ikuko Torimoto is a native of Japan and associate professor of modern languages and literature at St. Norbert College, De Pere, Wisconsin.

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