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Finding Aid for the Richard Mosk and Shinzo Yoshida correspondence, 1952-2011
1926  
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Description
This collection contains the correspondence between Richard Mosk and Shinzo Yoshida from middle school to adulthood, writing about their cultures, languages, religions, school, careers, travels, wives, and children. Spanning over fifty years and written in both English as well as Japanese, these letters represent the lives of both men as they found careers, got married, and had children. Correspondence continues following Shinzo's death between Richard and Shinzo's daughters, Aki and Yuki. Both men spoke different languages and came from very different backgrounds. Richard attended Standford for his undergraduate degree and Harvard for his law degree while Shinzo graduated highschool and found a job as an administrator in a paper company. Over the course of 50 years they remained friends, sending each other photographs, small gifts, holiday cards, and stamps until Shinzo's death.
Background
Shinzo Yoshida Shinzo Yoshida was born in 1938 in North Kyushu city. He attended Koguri National Elementary school from 1945-1951, Koujou junior high school in Yamaguchi from 1951-1954, attended Yamaguchi high school for one year until his family moved to Tokyo and he finished his degree at Shakuji high school. After graduation he worked as an administrative clerk at Honshu Paper Company, which merged with Ooki Paper Company. He worked for the company for 42 years. Yoshida met his wife at the office and they married in 1965. In 1977 his first daughter, Aki, was born. In 1980 Yoshida moved his family to Sakura City in Chiba and in 1981 his second daughter, Yuki, was born. Yoshido passed away in July 2003. Yoshido's brother, Hishoshi, died in 2005. His surviving brothers are Taiji, Keigo, and his only sister Mokoto.
Extent
3 boxes (1.5 linear ft.)
Restrictions
Property rights to the physical object belong to the UC Regents. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.
Availability
Open for research. STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library Special Collections for paging information.