Yuta Nippō

Yuta Nippō / ユタ日報 [The Utah Nippo], (Salt Lake City, UT)

Yuta Nippō Masthead

The Yuta Nippō was first published in Salt Lake City in 1914. Later president Uneo Terasawa acquired the oldest Japanese-language newspaper in Ogden, UT, Rokkī Jihō, in 1927. The newspaper served the Japanese-speakers who worked in the railroad construction or mining, providing crucial local information, job advertisements, and Japanese news, among others. After his death in 1939, his wife Kuniko succeeded the newspaper operation with the help of her daughter. The US government allowed the Yuta Nippō, which was located outside of the evacuation (forced relocation) zone, to continue publishing, and it served as a valuable information source to Japanese-speaking internees during WWII. The newspaper ceased to publish in 1991 when Kuniko died.

『ユタ日報』は1914年にソルトレークシティーで発行された。後、1927年に社長、寺澤畔夫がユタ州オグデン最古の日本語新聞『絡機時報』を買収した。同紙は日本人鉄道建設や鉱山労働者に必要な地元の情報、求人広告、日本のニュースなどを日本語で提供した。寺澤は1939年に死去、その後、妻、国子が娘に助けられながら跡を継いだ。第二次世界大戦中は、米国政府が強制収容対象地区外だった『ユタ日報』の継続発行を許可、強制収容所にいた日系人に貴重な日本語での情報を提供した。国子が1991年に死去、廃刊になった。

References

Kamisaka, Fuyuko 上坂冬子. 1992. Obaachan no Yuta nippō おばあちゃんのユタ日報. Tōkyō東京: Bungei Shunjū 文芸春秋.

Tamura, Norio田村紀雄. 2008. Kaigai no Nihongo media: Kawariyuku Nihonmachi to Nikkeijin海外の日本語メディア: 変わりゆく日本町と日系人. Kyōto京都: Sekai Shisōsha世界思想社.

“Yuta Nippō hakkan ユタ日報発刊.” Kororado Shinbun (Denver, CO) October 26, 1914.
https://hojishinbun.hoover.org/en/newspapers/cos19141026-01.1.3

“Rokkī Jihō haikan o oshimu絡機時報廃刊を惜しむ.” Nichibei Shinbun (San Francisco, CA) October 14, 1927.
https://hojishinbun.hoover.org/en/newspapers/jan19271014-01.1.5

“Terasawa Uneo shi iku寺澤畔夫逝く.” Shin Sekai Asahi Shinbun (San Francisco, CA) April 25, 1939. https://hojishinbun.hoover.org/en/newspapers/nws19390425-01.1.3