Nihonjin / 日本人 [The Japanese], (Seattle, WA)

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The Nihonjin, literally meaning the Japanese, was a weekly magazine initially published by M. Watanabe as the editor in chief in Seattle, WA in 1901. The Nihonjin, primarily editorial in nature, was an organ magazine of Nihonjinkai (the Japanese Association) in Seattle. Watanabe in the inaugural issue stated that the Japanese as an ethnic group in the United States have not yet been well-established despite the rising status of Japan as a nation; therefore, the magazine, featured current affairs of the United States and the Japanese community. An English section was added by May 1901. It was renamed to the Shin Nihon and became a daily paper in 1902.


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