Shikago Shinpō

Shikago Shinpō / シカゴ新報 [The Chicago Shimpo], (Chicago, IL)

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The Chicago Shimpo was first published by Ryōichi Fujii on November 15, 1945. He recognized the need to keep informed the estimated 20,000 to 30,000 Nikkei residents who resettled in Chicago after the incarceration camps on daily affairs in Chicago, conditions in Japan, and Nikkei activities in the Chicago area. The early Chicago Shimpo reported on fundraising activities for war-torn Japan and Nikkei efforts to be assimilated into the American society at large, among other things. From the late 1950s, more articles were published on the arrival of Japanese trading houses and banks in Chicago and U.S.-Japan trade. Yoshiko Urayama became the seventh president on January 1, 2000, after Ryōichi Fujii, Raikaku Nakagawa, Thomas Shinao Masuda, Kōhachirō Sugimoto, Frank Takeo Sugano, and Akiko Sugano. The Chicago Shimpo continues to publish, and it has remained the only Japanese-English bilingual newspaper in the Midwest.


Fujii, Ryōichi藤井寮一. Shikago Nikkeijin shiシカゴ日系人史. Chicago, Ill: Japanese American Association of Chicagoシカゴ日系人会. 1968.

Itō, Kazuo伊藤一男. Shikago Nikkei hyakunenshiシカゴ日系人百年史. Chicago, Ill: Tōkyō東京: Shikago Nikkeijinkai シカゴ日系人会; Nihon hatsubaijo PMC Shuppan Kabushiki Kaisha日本発売所 PMC出版株式会社. 1986.

Okuizumi, Eizaburō奥泉栄三郎. Paionia jōhōkan : Hokubei kankei sōgō shuppan nenpyō henパイオニア情報館 : 北米関係総合出版年表編. Tōkyō東京: Bunsei Shoin文生書院, 2006.

“U.S.-Japan Relations through the 70 Year History of the Chicago Shimpoシカゴ新報の報道を通して見る、日米関係70年の足跡.” Shikago Shinpō シカゴ新報 (Chicago, IL). November 14, 2015.

“About Us: The Chicago Shimpo.” Shikago Shinpō シカゴ新報 (Chicago, IL). Accessed March 9, 2019.

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