Fujioka was born in 1878 a native of Aomori Prefecture. He arrived in the United States in 1897 and attended Columbia University.
He was a journalist for various Japanese language newspapers in the United States, including the
Nyyku Shimp (
New York Shimpo), the
Hokubei Jiji (
The North American Times) (Seattle), and the
Rafu Shimp (
The Los Angeles Japanese Daily) (Los Angeles). He was also an author and a respected spokesman and leader for the Southern California Japanese community
before World War II. The collection consists of research data, biographical sketches, newspaper clippings, photographs, and
other materials assembled by Fujioka for a series of articles entitled
Ayumi no ato (
Traces of a Journey) which he wrote for the
Rafu Shimp 1954-56. These articles were later published as a book under the same title in 1957 by Ayumi no Ato Kank Kenkai [Committee
for the Publication of
Ayumi no Ato], Los Angeles. Materials in this collection are primarily in Japanese, with some in English.
Fujioka was born in 1878; a native of Aomori Prefecture, he arrived in the United States in 1897; attended Columbia University;
was a journalist for various Japanese language newspapers in the United States, including the Nyyku Shimp (New York), the Hokubei Jiji (Seattle), and the Rafu Shimp (Los Angeles); president, Nanka Ch Nihonjin Kai (Central Japanese Association of Southern California), 1919-20; died in 1957.
2 boxes (1.0 linear ft.)
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