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The Four Immigrants Manga: A Japanese Experience in San Francisco, 1904–1924

By Henry (Yoshitaka) Kiyama Translated, with introduction and notes, by Frederik L. Schodt BERKELEY, CALIFORNIA: STONE BRIDGE PRESS, 1999 152 PAGES, NOTES AND BIBLIOGRAPHY Japanese immigration to the United States peaked after the turn of the century, as annexation of Hawaii brought a large Japanese community within American borders. Anti-Asian agitation in the West led to the 1907 Gentleman’s Agreement restricting Japanese immigration to family reunification, and that was cut to a few ...