Author talk:Tomoo Numata

Latest comment: 3 years ago by Stevenliuyi in topic Web

Sources edit

Found this 2018 Berkeley Publishing edition which has value. smiley To note that VIAF says Tomoo Numata b. 1906. Seems that we can meld some info.

Passenger edit

  • The National Archives at Washington, D.C.; Washington, D.C.; Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at San Pedro/Wilmington/Los Angeles, California; NAI Number: 4486355; Record Group Title: Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service, 1787-2004; Record Group Number: 85

Name: Tomoo Numata
Gender: Male
Birth Place: Okayama Ken, Japan
Age: 28
Arrival Date: 31 Aug 1934
Port of Arrival: Los Angeles, California
Ship Name: Chichibu Maru
Port of Departure: Yokohama, Japan
Last Residence: Japan

Directory edit

  • U.S., City Directories, 1822-1995 [database on-line].

Name: Tomoo Numata
Residence Year: 1935
Street Address: with Libr. Congress 3900 Cathedral av nw
Residence Place: Washington, District of Columbia, USA
Publication Title: Washington, District of Columbia, City Directory, 1935

Web edit

I just created Author:Tomoo Numata but not sure about the death year (1943) stated in the list of contributors because I found a Japanese website [1] listing some of his works published in 1960s and 1970s. Due to my very limited Japanese skills, I wasn't able to find more information in Japanese. --Stevenliuyi (talk) 08:04, 19 May 2021 (UTC)Reply

Google translate says
Numata Tomoo, Agricultural economist (July 17, 1906-?). Born in Tokyo. Graduated from the Faculty of Economics, Tokyo, Imperial University. Worked at Toyo Bunko, and after the war, worked for the International Food and Agriculture Association.
Do we think that they are the same person and not simply coincident? There is some difference in the biographical and wondering whether could have been in the US in 1930s and matching the educational and employment. — billinghurst sDrewth 07:44, 20 May 2021 (UTC)Reply
The reason I think they are the same person is that the first book listed on the page『近代支那と英吉利』(lit. Modern China and Britain, published in 1940) is authored by him together with 百瀬弘 (Author:Hiromu Momose). His entry on VIAF also includes this book and his other agricultural works.
Another piece of information I found is that both he and Hiromu Momose worked at Japan's Oriental Research Institute (東亜研究所, established in 1938). Momose was a researcher there from 1938 to 1943 (according to w:ja:東方文化学院), and Numata also started to work there from 1938 (according to a diary, probably written by his friend or colleague). The Oriental Research Institute is also closely related to w:Toyo Bunko (or Oriental Library) mentioned in the Google translated bio above, so it makes sense that he worked at both institutes.
I'm wondering if it's the case that both Numata and Momose were in the US before WWII, and returned back to Japan during WWII. --Stevenliuyi (talk) 10:03, 20 May 2021 (UTC)Reply

Takeo Numata => Frank Takeo Numata edit

I can see a Takeo Numata, b. 31 March 1904, dying 1999

Living California 1942 (WW2 enlistment) + other data

BUT I don't think it is the person of interest. — billinghurst sDrewth 07:06, 20 May 2021 (UTC)Reply