Notes: Third edition. "An updated and expanded guide to America which has information on employment, the Texas Japanese rice colony, and a special section on women. The 54-page appendix consists of basic English."—A Buried Past, 118.
This is one of many guides to studying and immigrating to the United States by Katayama Sen that he published under a variety of similar titles with somewhat different content. This guide came out near the end of the brief period of open Japanese immigration to the United States. The Gentlemen's Agreement of 1907 would significantly curtail immigration.
Katayama spent a dozen years in the United States, returning to Japan in 1896. He discovered socialism while in America and became one of the founding members of the Socialist party in Japan. He saw emigration to the United States as an opportunity for the Japanese working class and founded the Tobei Kyokai (the Going to America Association) and published a magazine devoted to emigration.
OCLC: 672477118 (National Diet Library)
[8, ads], 8, 4, 144, 54, [4, ads] pages.
Edition + Condition: Third edition. A very good copy in white wrappers printed in red and blue. Chipping to the margin of the rear cover (not affecting any text). Scarce.
Publication: Tokyo: Tobei Kyokai, 1906 (Meiji 39).
Item No: #361101