Hiro Shinpō

Hiro Shinpō / ヒロ新報 [The Hilo Shinpo], (Hilo, HI)

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The Hilo Shinpō was the first Japanese-language newspaper to be published in Hilo, on the island of Hawaii, by Nobuji Yoneshima, Tomezō Watanabe, and M. Koga. The first issue was mimeographed in 1898, with the typeset paper being introduced later. The management and editors changed multiple times. The paper advocated higher wages for Japanese laborers in Hawaii, although that move was not supported by many other Japanese papers in Hawaii. That four-page triweekly evening paper was short lived; it stopped publishing in 1912.

『ヒロ新報』は 米島信次、渡辺留蔵、コガによりハワイ島のヒロで初めて発行された日本語新聞である。1898年ミメオグラフでスタート、のちに、活字印刷が導入された。何度も経営陣と編集者は変わった。 ハワイの日本人労働者の賃金引き上げを唱えたが、他の日本語紙からそのタイミングで支持が得られなかった。4ページ、週三回発行の夕刊紙だったが、その発行年数は短く、1912年には廃刊になった。

Sakamaki, Shunzo. 1928. “A History of the Japanese Press in Hawaii.” MA thesis, History and Political Science, University of Hawai’i.

“Hilo Shinpo on the Higher Wages Question.“ Nippu Jiji (Honolulu, HI), December 12, 1908. Accessed June 13, 2017. https://hojishinbun.hoover.org/ja/newspapers/tnj19081212-01

“Saru mono, nokoru mono 去る者、残る者.“ Hawai Shokumin Shinbun (Hilo, HI), June 19, 1913. Accessed June 13, 2017. https://hojishinbun.hoover.org/ja/newspapers/hss19130619-01.1.1