Notes: "A book divided into two parts. The first looks at the political and military significance of the Pacific area, the importance and role of the Hawaiian Islands, the American national character, the American economy, and finally U.S.-Japanese trade relations. The second half provides a summary of the economic and social life of the Japanese, mainly in California, and surveys the exclusion movement."—A Buried Past, 246.
The front and back matter, including the endpapers, have ads for many Japanese American businesses, with the majority located in San Francisco and Stockton, California.
, 5, , 12, 506, , 18,  pages. The 18-page appendix before the final group of ads is a bit of boosterism for Monterey, California. Due to the typically complex pagination of Japanese books, it is not clear if all copies have the appendix.
OCLC: 682927365, 33758665, 682927365
Edition + Condition: First edition (first printing). A very good or better copy in blue cloth. In the publisher's paper slipcase.
Publication: Tokyo: Nihon Tosho Shuppan, 1921 (Taisho 10).
Item No: #362045