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An unpublished photo of a man who could be Nakahama Manjiro (1827-1898), the first Japanese known to have lived in the United States, has been found at a public library in Massachusetts.

Nakahama, better known as John Manjiro, lived and studied in America after he was rescued by a U.S. whaling ship along with a few other fisherman colleagues when their fishing boat became stranded on an uninhabited isle in the Pacific Ocean in 1841.

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