Manjiro Nakahama: One of the First Japanese in America

Starting out as a simple village fisherman, Manjiro Nakahama would become one of the first Japanese people to visit the United States. He likely became the first Japanese person to ride a train and a steamship, officer an American vessel, and lead a trans-Pacific voyage. Nakahama also spent time in the Hawaiian islands.

Read more about it in “Romance of Japanese Who Was Once in These Islands.”

The Pacific commercial advertiser., June 17, 1902, Image 1
http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn85047084/1902-06-17/ed-1/seq-1/

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