The Father who started the Rafu Shimpo (Japanese)

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(Japanese) My father, Shibuya Seijiro, came to the U.S. in 1901. First he came to San Francisco with the goal of majoring in Economics at university in Pennsylvania. He came to the U.S. with that goal, but in San Francisco he ended up working for a newspaper company, the New Japan-U.S. Newspaper Company or something like that. Then, in 1903 he came to Los Angeles. He opened a branch for the San Francisco company in Los Angeles and, after talking it over with some friends, decided to publish a newspaper there. Apparently it started in 1903. That’s when he, another person from Niigata Prefecture, and one more person started the Rafu Shimpo.

Date: February 3, 2010
Location: California, US
Interviewer: Eiko Masuyama, Carole Fujita, Yoko Nishimura
Contributed by: Watase Media Arts Center, Japanese American National Museum

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