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Sea of Opportunity: The Japanese Pioneers of the Fishing Industry in Hawaii

Manako Ogawa


This book provides new insights into Japanese lives in Hawai‘i by offering an alternative chronological history unique to fishing communities. In Japan, fishermen and their families constantly traveled to various parts of the nation and beyond since ancient times. Their advancement to Hawaiian waters since the late nineteenth century quickly pushed aside native fishermen and established themselves by dominating the local fishing industry. Even when outbreak of the Pacific War crippled Japanese fishing activities, those of the fishing industry paved the way for the post-war revival under the mi ... More

Keywords: Hawai‘i, Japan, fishing industry, fishing culture, history, Hiroshima, Yamaguchi, Wakayama, Okinawa, World War II

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780824839611
Published to Hawaii Scholarship Online: November 2016 DOI:10.21313/hawaii/9780824839611.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Manako Ogawa, author
Ritsumeikan University