Nichi Bei celebrates five-year milestone

  The Nichi Bei Foundation, publisher of the nonprofit community newspaper Nichi Bei Weekly and presenter of the Northern California Soy and Tofu Festival, held its Fifth Anniversary Celebration Oct. 12 at the Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Northern California in San Francisco’s Japantown. There were presentations on the Nichi Bei Foundation’s programs, including […]

THE GREAT UNKNOWN AND THE UNKNOWN GREAT: Poet, writer Mary Oyama Mittwer championed literary and intellectual exchanges

One astounding aspect of Japanese American life is the number of accomplished families — clans that gave birth to multiple members who made names for themselves in different fields of endeavor. I recently had the occasion to work on the Tajiri family, which produced in one generation the journalists Larry and Yoshiko Tajiri, the photographer […]

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