Notes: "This contains essays, speeches, and commentaries on anti-Japanese exclusion and U.S.-Japan relations by Japanese immigrant leaders and white Americans. The appendix describes origins of various historical matters and Issei social customs, as well as pioneering individuals and organizations in the mainland and Hawaii."—Annotated Bibliography of Japanese Americans in Encyclopedia of Japanese Descendants in the Americas.
"Special attention is placed on Japanese pioneers in the United States in various fields of endeavor; also on various phases of the anti-Japanese movement in California."—A Bibliography of Historical Materials in the Japanese Language on the West Coast Japanese by William Magistretti (Pacific Historical Review, March 1943).
"A work which covers the exclusion movement within the context of U.S.–Japan relations. Includes translations [into Japanese] by V. S. McClatchy and other exponents of exclusion as well as the author's essays on the 1913 California Alien Land Law, racial inequality, the psychology of exclusion, and other topics. The appendix is a catalogue of the pioneers by occupational categories both in Hawaii and the mainland. The author was a long-time Issei newspaperman."—Buried Past, 192.
2, 6, 20, 298, 84 pages, plus half-tone plates of Japanese American businesses and neighborhoods. Text entirely in Japanese. Endpapers printed with a collage illustration of the front-pages of Japanese-language newspapers. The frontispiece is a composite photograph of babies in the style of Japanese photographer Esaki Reiji's image of 1700 babies; with 33 other half-tone plates. The composite photo is credited to the Imada Studio (probably Los Angeles) with the caption "The development of the Japanese people."
OCLC: 10064798 (noting 32 plates and 88 pages at the end); 42626527 (collating as this copy, but without a plate count).
Edition + Condition: First edition. Cover dampstained; lacking the box. Good only.
Publication: Los Angeles: Rafu Shinposha, 1930.
Item No: #308101