Notes: "A collection of newspaper editorials and columns published by the Kashu Mainichi of Los Angeles. Many articles deal with the patriotic activities of Japanese immigrants after the outbreak of the Sino-Japanese War in 1937."—Encyclopedia of Japanese Descendants in the Americas.
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.
OCLC: 20879297, 672819926
Edition + Condition: First edition (first printing). A very good to near fine copy. Initial pages chipped at top edge, not affecting the text. Pages tanned, as usual.
Publication: Los Angeles: Kashu Mainichi Shinbunsha, 1940 (Showa 15).
Item No: #307885