The paper was called the "Utah Nippo", and the first issue came out in 1914, put together by hand by a handful of workers right here in Salt Lake City. Saturday, Utahns can see it up close at Nihon Matsuri, the Japan festival.
Haruko Moriyasu's mother and father started "Utah Nippo" and it may have been the only privately published newspaper in the country aimed specifically for Japanese Americans. Prior to World War II, it had a circulation of about 300, and peaked at about 10,000 during and after the war.
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