Kinmon Nippō

Kinmon Nippō / 金門日報 [The Golden Gate News], (San Francisco, CA)

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The Kinmon Nippō (The Golden Gate News) was a daily Japanese paper first published by Gen Nagai and several other Japanese men in San Francisco in 1893. Using a lithograph printing machine, the paper featured op-eds and a variety of news but was short-lived. The paper was apparently initially published to support the Japanese Christians, who were criticized for the portrait of the Meiji emperor by Nihonjin Aikoku Dōmei. Besides being a newspaper publisher, Nagai, along with his wife, then successfully sold insurance to the Nikkei community in San Francisco.

『金門日報』は永井元を中心とするサンフランシスコの日本人により1893年に創刊された日本語日刊紙である。大型の石版印刷機を使用、論説や様々なニュースを掲載した。当時、日本人キリスト教徒は明治天皇の真影の件で日本人愛国同盟に非難されていたが、同紙は恐らく彼らを擁護するために発行されたようだ。永井は新聞の発行以外にも、妻とともに サンフランシスコの日系社会対象の保険業でも成功した。

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Seiyō ryokōchū nenga ketsurei Nyūyōku hoken Nagai Gen dō Eiko 静養旅行中 年賀欠礼 紐育保険 永井元 同ゑい子.” Shin Sekai (San Francisco, CA), January 1, 1923. Accessed June 19, 2017. https://hojishinbun.hoover.org/en/newspapers/tnw19230101-01.1.7

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