Tokyo: Jitsugyo No Nihonsha, 1937. 4,5,456,7,pp., plus three plates. Original cream cloth stamped in blue, black, and gold. In original pictorial slipcase. Moderate staining and soiling to boards. Endpapers toned, very occasional light foxing to text, unobtrusive dampstain to fore-edge. Slipcase very worn and mostly separated, but rarely seen with the work in any condition. Withal, a nice copy of a rare book. Very good. Item #2676
A scarce Japanese-American historical survey of American history and especially the relationship between the U.S. and Japan, written by Shin'ichiro Hasegawa, who was born in Japan but spent a considerable portion of his life in California. The work is printed mostly in Japanese, but includes a seven-page section in English which prints the 1912 "Memorial Service for Meiji Emperor," presumably written by Hasegawa as a student representative at the emperor's memoriam, held at the Philharmonic Auditorium in Los Angeles.
"A work on American society and U.S.-Japan relations. A graduate of U.S.C. and a long-time resident of Los Angeles, the Issei author analyzes American political, religious, and educational institutions as well as American racial attitudes and problems. He also writes about his participation in the Japan Society of Southern California and the organization's activities to foster better U.S.-Japan relations" - Ichioka.
"Covers history, society, and culture in order to provide a better understanding of the United States. Includes famous people who contributed to the relationship between Japan and the United States" - JANM Bibliography.
OCLC records just a dozen copies, half in California, the other half in Chicago, Minneapolis, Austin, Provo, Honolulu, and Tokyo.
Ichioka, et al., Buried Past 244. Japanese American National Museum Pre-World War II Period Annotated Bibliography 253.