Lot 49 of 613:
1936 Seattle Japanese-American Yearbook - Directory  

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North American Times [Hokubei nenkan/Hokubei Jiji] Year Book, 1936 Edition






First Edition of this issue. Flexible cloth binding. Extensively illustrated.  Approx. 84 unnumbered pages of photographs + 113pp. of Japanese text + 324pp. Japanese and English directory + 12pp.of ads.

The third and last edition of the Year Books (issued previously in 1915 and 1920) by the largest and oldest Japanese-American daily newspaper in the pacific Northwest, begun in 1902 and halted by the internment of its staff (and most of its readers) in 1942. After the War, it was restarted and renamed the North American Post, still in existence.

The bulk of the book is a directory of Japanese-American businesses and Japanese-residents in the states of Washington, Oregon, Montana, Idaho, Nebraska,  Colorado, Nevada, California, Wyoming, Utah, the territory of Alaska – and some in Canada. Proper names are given in Japanese characters, but the street addresses in English. The California list is surprisingly small, and there is no mention of Hawaii. Illustrated advertisements are interspersed throughout.

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