July 3, 2017

Okinawa 1935: photos before the Battle of Okinawa

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Okinawa 1935: a collaborative website between Asahi Shinbun and The Okinawa Times

Okinawa 1935 (沖縄1935: 写真でよみがえる戦前) is a website collaborated by the two newspaper companies in Japan–Asahi Shinbun and The Okinawa Times.

The site offers a glimpse of people’s lives in Koja, Naha, Itoman, and Kudakashima with the photos taken in 1935–before the Battle of Okinawa. The photographs on the site are available for purchase through Asahi Shinbun Photo Archive. The site also provide the readers with the related newspaper articles.

Top page of a website titled Okinawa 1935

Newspaper articles from Okinawa 1935

 

February 14, 2017

Call for Papers: Japanese Diaspora Initiative Workshop

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The Hoover Institution Library & Archives at Stanford University is calling for papers for the first Japanese Diaspora Initiative (JDI) Workshop (scheduled for 3 days from November 13-15, 2017) at Stanford.

The details of the workshop and the application can be found below.

https://apply.interfolio.com/40606

The application deadline is August 21, 2017.

Workshop announcement by the Japanese Diaspora Initiative at Stanford University

Also, JDI has launched an online project titled the Hoji Shinbun Digital Collection / 邦字新聞デジタル・コレクション. The Collection currently includes, “14 newspapers published in Hawaii and North America. Most publications present a mix of content in the Japanese and English languages, with formats and proportionality of Japanese/English often changing as a reflection of shifting business and social circumstances.”

Some titles (marked with ♦ and in blue) are “restricted to members with a Stanford email address, or accessing this site from a Stanford University server.”

Browse by title

  • Dōhō / 同胞, (Los Angeles, CA)
  • Hawaii Herald, (Honolulu, HI) ♦
  • Hawaii Hōchi / ハワイ報知 [The Hawaii Hochi], (Honolulu, HI) ♦
  • Hawaii Shokumin Shinbun / 布哇植民新聞 [The Hawaii Shokumin Shinbun], (Hilo, HI)
  • Hawaii Times / 布哇タイムス, (Honolulu, HI)
  • Hokubei Jiji / 北米時事 [The North American Times], (Seattle, WA) ♦
  • Nichibei Shinbun / 日米新聞 [The Japanese-American News], (San Francisco, CA) ♦
  • Nippu Jiji / 日布時事 [The Nippu Jiji], (Honolulu, HI)
  • Rafu Shinpō / 羅府新報 [The Rafu Shimpo], (Los Angeles, CA) ♦
  • Shin Sekai Asahi Shinbun / 新世界朝日新聞 [The New World Sun], (San Francisco, CA)
  • Shin Sekai Nichi Nichi Shinbun / 新世界日日新聞 [The New World Daily News], (San Francisco, CA)
  • Shin Sekai / 新世界 [The New World], (San Francisco, CA)