Japan News-Week Online

Japan News-Week Online
American Japan News-Week was the last independent, foreign-owned English-language newspaper published in Japan. This exclusive holding runs from the first issue in November 1938 to within 6 months of the newspaper’s closure and the arrest of Wills and Argyll by Japanese ‘Special’ ( Tokko) police in early December 1941, the night before Pearl Harbor, on a charge of espionage.

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The Japan News Week is sourced as follows:

  • Private collection of the family of the founder of the publication for the years 1938 - 1939
  • Other private collections for the next years

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2018-09:First release

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Contemporary Japan, Advisor: professor Peter O’Connor (Musashino University, Japan), Leiden and Boston: Brill, 2018 <http://primarysources.brillonline.com/browse/japan-news-week-online>