Rafu Shimpo (羅府新報, L.A. Japanese Daily News) Digital Archive

May 14, 2021

Princeton users now have permanent access to the Rafu Shimpo Digital Archive.

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 was first published in 1903 supporting the Japanese community in Los Angeles, California and became the most widely circulated paper in the region by the 1940's. It also 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. This digital archive contains content from 1914 onward, with an additional year’s worth of content added on an annual basis.

Access to the database is available at: https://library.princeton.edu/resource/44483

Please contact our Japanese Studies Librarian Setsuko Noguchi (snoguchi@princeton.edu) with any questions about this database.


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