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Finding Aid for the Yoneo Sakai Papers, 1848-1979
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Description
Yoneo Sakai (1900-1978) was a editor for Japanese language newspapers in San Francisco, Los Angeles, and New York. He also travelled around the world as a correspondent for Asahi shimbun from 1931 until the outbreak of World War II when he was interned in the Granada Relocation Center. After the war, he was commissioned to teach Japanese at University of Colorado, and hosted a radio program, Amerika Dayori ( News from America). The collection consists of Sakai's correspondence, manuscripts, published works, notebooks, and diaries.
Background
Sakai was born in 1900 in Saga Prefecture, Kyushu, Japan; studied at Kansai Gakuin and the Meiji Gakuin, majoring in literature; employed by Kokusai Joho Sha in Tokyo as editor of journal, Eiga to engei (Motion pictures and dramas); arrived in San Francisco, 1926, and worked as editor for Japanese language newspapers in San Francisco, Los Angeles, and New York; travelled around the world as a correspondent for Asahi shimbun from 1931 until the outbreak of World War II; dispatched to Manchuria after the Japanese attack; returned to U.S. as official correspondent, 1938; interned during World War II in Granada Relocation Center; commissioned to teach Japanese at University of Colorado; one of Japan's most respected newspaper correspondents, he also hosted a radio program, Amerika Dayori (News from America); interviewees included John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson, and Ernest Hemingway; lived in Washington, D.C. from 1946 until his death in 1978.
Extent
43 boxes (21.5 linear ft.) 27 oversize boxes
Restrictions
Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.
Availability
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.