Archives for August 2009

AAJA Members Rally to Save The Nichi Bei Times

Posted on, 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, 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 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 […]

“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 […]

“Nichi Bei Times to Close Down” by Nakayoshi Young Professionals

Posted Aug. 20, 2009 by Head over to the new website for the Nichi Bei Foundation for more information; currently posted is a news article about the closing by Justine Koo Drennan from New America Media, as well as a pair of letters, one from the Nichi Bei Times board of directors and one from […]

“Nichi Bei Times Closes, Nonprofit Hopes to Continue Legacy” by New America Media

Published in the August 20, 2009 edition of the Nichi Bei Times The Nichi Bei Times’ board of directors has decided to close Northern California’s oldest Japanese American newspaper on Sept. 30 of this year after 63 years of business. In its place, a group of Nichi Bei Times staff and community members plan to […]

Out of the ashes, a rebirth: Letter from Kenji G. Taguma, Nichi Bei Times Vice President and English Edition Editor, Nichi Bei Foundation President

Today’s headline news may come as a shock to many, particularly given the relative success, popularity and visibility of the Nichi Bei Times, and particularly this groundbreaking Nichi Bei Times Weekly. What many of you may not see or understand is that we also have a thrice-weekly Japanese-language edition, too. We have, probably, the most […]

Nichi Bei Times Closes: Letter from the Board of Directors, Nichi Bei Times Company

Dear Readers, It is with great sadness that we, the Board of Directors of Nichi Bei Times and its many shareholders, have decided to close the newspaper. The Nichi Bei Times will cease publication of its newspapers with the final edition on September 10, 2009. This decision was not taken lightly. Many hours of consideration […]

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