Notes: The first and only yearbook/almanac issued by the Japanese-American Commercial Weekly (Nichibei Shuho, later Nichibei Jiho). While similar in format to the yearbooks and directories published at the time on the West Coast, this book is much more focused on the import-export businesses that were located on the East Coast, as opposed to the heavily agricultural economies of Japanese-American communities in California and the surrounding states.
The yearbook/almanac-style section covers the history of US-Japan relations, including the Gentlemen's Agreement, an explanation of the US Constitution, a summary of the Pure Food Law, copyright, banking, and all manner of government forms and permits. The Who's Who section provides profiles (in Japanese) of many if not all of the business men and government representatives listed in a short English-language directory. The end of the book (or the beginning, if it is opened in the Western fashion, collects English-language press items and speeches by well-known Americans on the benefits of improved US-Japan relations.
, [3 leaves of plates], 2 (introduction), 8 (contents), 224 (yearbook), 112 (Who's Who), 16 (ads), 20 (guide to New York), 17–22 (ads continued), 14 (business and organization directory in English), 56 (English section) pages. With ad leafs printed on green paper inserted between most of the sections.
See Buried Past, 646, for the newspaper.
OCLC: 40218345 (3 copies)
Edition + Condition: Covers spotted, spine faded. Internal contents very good.
Publication: New York: Japanese-American Commercial Weekly / Nichibei Shuhosha, 1914.
Item No: #308144