Notes: A massive (nearly 1200 pages) national directory of Japanese Americans, primarily in California but with entries from 35 states and the District of Columbia. The directory is organized by state and then city, followed by the name in Roman letters, address, and phone number of the head of each household and of Japanese owned businesses. The directory was supported by more than 100 pages of ads from Japanese, Japanese-American, and Japanese-friendly businesses, some in color.
This directory was published by the Los Angeles Japanese newspaper Shin Nichibei and printed in Japan, like most books destined for the Japanese community in the United States. The directory's size and geographical reach shows both it's widespread influence and close-knit nature of the Japanese American community which stayed connected in part by supplying their information to the directory and by subscribing to them.
100, 982, , 57 pages.
OCLC: 45718230 (this issue); 54447680 (the series)
Edition + Condition: A near fine copy with the publisher's printed box.
Publication: Los Angeles: Shin Nichibei Shinbunsha, 1966.
Item No: #307888