Rokkī Nippon

Rokkī Nippon / ロッキー日本 [The Rocky Nippon], (Denver, CO)

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The Rokkī Nippon was first published by the Japanese Publishing Company in Denver, Colorado in 1932 as a Buddhist paper, prominently featuring the activities of the Buddhist Church in the United States. Shirō Toda was the president and the editor. Initially publishing the Japanese section only, the Rokkī Nippon started the English section in October 1941. The newspaper was published triweekly from May 1942 to respond to increased readership after the Japanese American newspapers on the West Coast ceased to publish. The title was renamed to the Rokkī Shinpō (Rocky Shimpo) in 1943 after Shirō Toda was interned and the owner changed to his eldest daughter Tetsuko Toda.

『ロッキー日本』は1932年からコロラド州デンバーでジャパニーズ・パブリッシング・カンパニーが発行した。米国の仏教会の活動を大きく取り上げた仏教新聞だった。戸田四郎が社長と編集者を兼任した。元々は日本語欄のみだったが、1941年10月には英語欄がスタートした。西海岸の日系新聞が発行停止となり、購読者の拡大に対応、1942年5月から『ロッキー日本』は週三回の発行となった。1943年に戸田が強制収容所に送られ、長女の哲子がオーナーとなり、『ロッキー新報』に改題した。

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“Denba tsūshin Bukkyōkai rijichjiō Sakai Kitarō shi no jinin傳馬通信 佛教會理事長 坂井喜太郎氏の辞任.” Rafu Shinpō (Los Angeles, CA) August 21, 1934. Accessed April 9, 2019. https://hojishinbun.hoover.org/en/newspapers/trs19340821-01.1.7

“Denba Bukkyōkai jimu nittei傳馬佛教會寺務日程.” Rokkī Nippon (Denver, CO) October 21, 1941. Accessed April 8, 2019. https://hojishinbun.hoover.org/en/newspapers/rkn19411021-01.1.1

“Shakoku 社告”Rokkī Nippon (Denver, CO) May 4, 1942. Accessed April 8, 2019. https://hojishinbun.hoover.org/en/newspapers/rkn19420504-01.1.1

“Honsha kinkoku 本社謹告”Rokkī Shinpō (Denver, CO) April 14, 1943. Accessed April 8, 2019. https://hojishinbun.hoover.org/en/newspapers/rks19430414-01.1.1

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