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[Japanese Americana]: [California]
RAFU NENKAN [in Japanese characters] THE YEAR BOOK AND DIRECTORY 1939 - 1940
[Los Angeles]: The Rafu Shimpo, 1939. [78],80,[10],586,[2]pp. Original limp gray cloth stamped in gilt. Minor dust-soiling, moderate edge wear. Presentation label from a Japanese couple gifting the book to the University of Toronto on the final leaf, with deaccession stamp, otherwise internally clean. Very good. An exceedingly rare edition of an important Japanese-American directory composed mainly for the residents of Los Angeles and the greater California community, but also including listings for Japanese Americans living across the United States. The directory was issued by the Los Angeles JAPANESE DAILY NEWS, the Rafu Shimpo. The work is comprised of several distinct sections, beginning with a long, photographically-illustrated section featuring Japanese-American business leaders and both interiors and exteriors of Japanese- American owned businesses, and a Japanese- language section called the "Los Angeles City Index." This is followed by a collection of "English Articles", including a three-page entry on the "Nisei Economic Scene" and a longer section on clubs and organizations in southern California. These organizations include alumni associations, Boy Scout troops, religious organizations, fraternal organizations, and more. The main portion of the directory begins with an Index, indicating listings for Los Angeles and about 200 other California cities, as well as contact information for Japanese Americans in Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Illinois, Louisiana, Minnesota, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah, … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana [United States]

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