Historical Japanese American Newspapers Online

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The Hoji Shinbun Digital Collection through Stanford University’s Hoover Institution Library & Archives and the Japanese Diaspora Initiative (JDI) is “currently the world’s largest online archive of open-access, full‑image Japanese American and other overseas Japanese newspapers. Most publications present a mix of content in Japanese and English, with formats and the proportionality of Japanese/English often changing as a reflection of shifting business and social circumstances.”

There are over 85 free titles of Japanese American newspapers available for online searching.  There are a few that require a login to the Stanford University network. These are not included in the list below.

(Updated December, 2020; recently added links are in BOLD)

You can access this remarkable collection at: Hoji Shinbun Digital Collection

Also included are two titles from The University of Washington’s Nikkei Newspapers Digital Archive

Here are the titles by state:

California

Colorado

Hawaii

Illinois

New York

Washington

Good Luck and Happy Hunting!

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