Notes: An introduction to the National Recovery Administration (NRA) written for a Japanese American audience. The NRA was one of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt signature programs of the New Deal, encouraging industries to set minimum wages and maximum hours for workers. It was overturned by the Supreme Court in 1935.
This book seems to be somewhat critical of the program, suggesting it will not solve the unemployment problem and will be likely to increase labor strife. However, the author offers this book as a reference for Japanese business owners. Participating businesses could display an NRA logo; those that didn't participate could be subject to boycotts.
Fujii Sei (1882–1954) was the editor of the Kashu Mainichi (Los Angeles Japanese-California Daily News) newspaper in Los Angeles. He emigrated to California from Japan in 1903 and obtained a law degree from the University of Southern California. After graduation, he went back and forth to Japan, finally settling for good in Los Angeles before 1930. He founded the newspaper in 1931. During the Second World War, he was interned as an enemy alien, securing release only in 1946. After the war, he successfully challenged California's 1913 alien land law, which prohibited Japanese immigrants from owning land. In Fujii v. California, he convinced the California Supreme Court to overturn decades of legal precedents, ending forty years of prohibitions on property ownership and other racially motivated restrictions.
2, 13, 486, 5 pages.
OCLC: 23723094 (UCB, UCLA), 673325937 (Japan)
Edition + Condition: First edition (first printing). A very good copy in decorated paper-covered boards. Small chip missing from top of spine.
Publication: Tokyo: Keiseisha, 1934 (Showa 9).
Item No: #307884