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Oka, Shigeki, 1878-1959. OAC




Biographical History

Oka was a native of Kochi Prefecture, born 1878; employed by Yorozu Chh before relocating to the United States; he arrived in the United States, 1902; he was an influential journalist in the pre-war Japanese community and operated the Kinmon Press (San Francisco) and published the Amerika Shimbun and fu Nipp (Sacramento Daily News); was briefly interned at Heart Mountain but was released to engage in propaganda activities against Japan on behalf of the British Armed Forces in India during World War II.

From the finding aid for Shigeki Oka Papers, 1914-1957 (University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.)

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