Historical Japanese American Newspapers Online

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 June 2021; 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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