Jujiro Wada (1875-1937)
A pioneer in Alasaka who came from Ehime Prefecture
Jujiro Wada spent his childhood days in Hinode town in Matsuyama city. He embraced an ambition and it made him smuggle into the United States alone in 1892. He explored the Arctic Circle with a dog sled, which was an adventure even the indigenous people were afraid of. He discovered lots of gold mines and oil fields, and left a great footstep in terms of the development of Alaska, a savage land in those days. Meanwhile, he continued to be a devoted son to his mother Setsu in his hometown all through his life.
Jujiro Wada Memorial Association’s mission is to honor and pass on Jujiro Wada’s accomplishments and filial duties to the next generation.
- NEW! The events of Cultural Exchange between Italy and Japan was covered by Ehime News Paper.
- Mr. Toshio Wada, the grandson of Jujiro Wada's older brother, passed away due to an illness, Nov. 12th
Yukon Government introduced Jujiro Wada as successful Asians in their website.
Northern Light Media introduced Jujiro Wada as a trailblazer of Araska in their website.