Nagai Sokichi Kafu
This collection includes selected materials from the Kalamazoo College Archives biographical files on Japanese writer Nagai Sokichi, who used the pseudonym Nagai Kafu. Nagai was a student at Kalamazoo College in 1904 and 1905, and went on to a prominent career as a writer after his return to Japan.
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(1905-05)Two pages from the Kalamazoo College "Index" (student newspaper) regarding literary society activities at the college. On May 5, 1905, the Century Forum held a Japanese program. Nagai Kafu (whose real name was Sokichi) ...
(1987-08)A translation of an article on Nagai Kafu's time at Kalamazoo College that appeared in the Japanese magazine "Tabi Travel" in August, 1987. The authors of the article had traveled to Kalamazoo in May of that year to research ...
(2009-02-27)A lecture given by Dr. David Strauss at the celebration of the launching of the East Asian Studies program at Kalamazoo College. Dr. Strauss speaks about Kalamazoo College student (1904-1905) and renowned Japanese novelist ...
(1987-07-28)A translation of a section of the article "Study and Imitate American College Spirit," by Prof. Katsuhiko Takeda. The article section is about Nagai Kafu and the interest in Japanese literature at American colleges, with ...