Trial of Rafu Shimpo Digital Archive

April 15, 2021

Princeton users now have trial access to the Rafu Shimpo Digital Archive until May 15.

The Rafu Shimpo (羅府新報, L.A. Japanese Daily News) is the longest-running Japanese American newspaper in the United States. The paper began in 1903 supporting the Japanese community in Los Angeles, California and became the most widely circulated paper in the region by the 1940's which included a weekly English section for second generation Japanese Americans. The coverage of The Rafu Shimpo Digital Archives runs through 2018 with various resources for Japanese history and the Japanese American émigré community and its history, such as announcements of births, marriages, and deaths mainly from California.

You can access the database at:

Please contact our Japanese Studies Librarian Setsuko Noguchi ( with any questions or comments on the database.

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