What Nichi Bei Meant to Me, Kimi Takemura in the Nichi Bei Times Weekly

Published in the Nichi Bei Times Weekly Sept. 10-16, 2009 By KIMI TAKEMURA When I came to California in 1979, I was surprised to see many Asian faces wherever I went, and some of them were Japanese! In Eugene, Oregon, where I spent years studying and working, not one Japanese family lived there as far as I […]

“Why the Japanese American Press Matters, Then and Now”: Tim Yamamura in the Nichi Bei Times Weekly

Published in the Nichi Bei Times Weekly Sept. 10-16, 2009 By TIM YAMAMURA During the first major wave of Japanese migration to the United States, roughly 1880-1924, the Issei found themselves in an unfamiliar, often times hostile world. They were actually a diverse group of people, stemming from regions throughout the Japanese archipelago, a country that at […]

“A Fond Farewell to the Nichi Bei Times”: Letter by Kathy Aoki in the Nichi Bei Times Weekly

Published in the Nichi Bei Times Weekly Sept. 10-16, 2009 By KATHY AOKI, Nichi Bei Times The impending closure of the Nichi Bei Times on Sept. 30 feels like a death that has occurred in my family. Although I knew this day probably would come sooner than later, it’s still hard to accept after spending half my […]

“The End of This Nichi Bei Chapter”: Kenji Taguma in the Nichi Bei Times Weekly

Published in the Nichi Bei Times Weekly Sept. 10-16, 2009 By KENJI G. TAGUMA, Nichi Bei Times There I was, an inaka no ko or kid from the country, the son of a tomato farmer from the countryside of West Sacramento. A scant few days after turning 26, I was by far the youngest staff […]

“THE NICHI BEI CLOSING: How the Paper Incubates Leaders”: Farewell letters in the Nichi Bei Times Weekly

Published in the Nichi Bei Times Weekly Sept. 3-9, 2009. THE NICHI BEI CLOSING: How the Paper Incubates Leaders Over the years, we have had the privilege of having so many young and talented interns and contributing writers here at the Nichi Bei Times. Several of them are represented on this page. From the Nichi […]

AAJA Members Rally to Save The Nichi Bei Times

Posted on aaja.org, the site of the Asian American Journalists Association, Aug. 21, 2009 “The Nichi Bei Times is on the verge of closing after serving the Japanese American and Asian American community since 1946, the oldest Japanese American newspaper in Northern California, which is published from San Francisco’s Japantown. As with many publications, declining […]

“nichi bei times is shutting down” by angry asian man

Originally posted on blog.angryasianman.com, Aug. 21, 2009 8.21.2009 I received word yesterday that the Nichi Bei Times, Northern California’s oldest Japanese American community newspaper, will be closing on September 30 after 63 years of business. Its last issue will be printed on September 10: Nichi Bei Times Decides to Close; Nonprofit Hopes to Continue Legacy […]

“Death & Rebirth for Nichi Bei Times” on New American Media Radio

New America Now Radio, , Odette Keeley, Posted: Aug 21, 2009 Editor’s Note: Odette Keeley, news anchor for “Stories From The Ethnic Media” on NAM’s radio program, “New America Now” on 91.7 FM KALW, talks to ethnic media professionals about their outlets’ news headlines and their take on the news of the day. This week: […]

“Leaders try to save Japanese American newspaper” in the San Francisco Chronicle

Link to original article on www.sfgate.com By Benny Evangelista, Chronicle Staff Writer Friday, August 21, 2009 The Nichi Bei Times, Northern California’s oldest Japanese American community newspaper, said Thursday that it is shutting down, but a group of community leaders hopes to keep the presses rolling by forming a nonprofit organization. The board of directors said in […]

“Nichi Bei Times to Fold, May Come Back as a Nonprofit” by Hyphen magazine

Submitted by Harry Mok on  August 20, 2009 The Nichi Bei Times, which has been covering the Northern California Japanese American community for 63 years, will cease publication after its Sept. 10 issue. Earlier this month, the Nichi Bei Times board of directors voted to cease operations for the San Francisco-based publication. Nichi Bei Times Vice President and […]

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