In search of a new identity: Shiga Shigetaka's recommendations for Japanese in Hawaii

Masako Gavin

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Abstract

After the Sino-Japanese War (!894-1895), overpopulation and unemployment became pressing issues in Japan. Many intellectuals were concerned about the social and economic hardships caused by these problems and advocated solving them through emigration. The prominent journalist and professor of geography at the Tokyo Senmon Gakko (presently Waseda University), Shiga Shigetaka (I863-1927), believed that Hawai'i was an ideal migration destination for the unemployed and impoverished Japanese.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHawai'i at the crossroads of the U.S. and Japan before the Pacific War
EditorsJ.T. Davidann
Place of PublicationHonolulu
PublisherUniversity of Hawai‘i Press
Pages171-191
Number of pages21
ISBN (Print)9780824832254
Publication statusPublished - 2008

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    Gavin, M. (2008). In search of a new identity: Shiga Shigetaka's recommendations for Japanese in Hawaii. In J. T. Davidann (Ed.), Hawai'i at the crossroads of the U.S. and Japan before the Pacific War (pp. 171-191). University of Hawai‘i Press.