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The Japan Newspaper Museum will hold a special exhibition between Oct. 1 and Dec. 23 of some 50 Japanese-language newspapers published overseas.

The museum says the exhibition is intended to broaden the public’s knowledge of the role and the history of overseas Japanese newspapers.

The museum collected the newspapers from the United States, Brazil, the Philippines and 10 other countries with sizable Japanese communities.

The oldest exhibit will be the July 22, 1892, issue of a Japanese newspaper known as “Aikoku” that was published in San Francisco. Aikoku, or patriotism in Japanese, was founded by a member of the Liberal Party who fled to the United States to escape political suppression in Meiji-era Japan.

The museum will also hold a symposium on Nov. 3 under the theme, “Overseas Japanese Newspapers Now and Then.” The forum will be attended by publishers and editors of overseas Japanese newspapers.

The Japan Newspaper Museum, also known as Newspark, is located in the city’s Naka Ward. For more information, contact the museum on (045) 661-2040.

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