Archives for January 2011

Of Civil Wrongs and Rights: Fred Korematsu finally gets his day

BERKELEY, Calif. — January 30 was the late Fred Korematsu’s birthday. The Oakland, Calif. native and civil rights icon would have turned 92. Often described as “humble,” he probably would have been surprised to find the Rev. Jesse Jackson and several hundred strangers celebrating in his honor. But Jan. 30 was the state of California’s […]

Tim Kang: Almost the subject of Nikkei Heritage Science Issue Editor’s Note

In an early draft of my editor’s note for the science issue of Nikkei Heritage, I made mention of an Asian American actor who appeared in a Shell gasoline ad. It turns out said actor was Tim Kang, whom I recently interviewed for the Nichi Bei Weekly. Here’s the original draft, in which I make […]

Office Staff

The Nichi Bei Foundation is seeking motivated, friendly, energetic, and creative individuals to volunteer for various administrative and subscription duties. Office Staff will help to ensure the newspaper reaches our subscribers and audiences as efficiently as possibleand fulfill subscriber requests. They will create and update spreadsheets, operate databases, invoice subscriptions, and support mailings. Office Staff […]

Editorial Staff and Contributing Writers

The Nichi Bei Foundation is seeking friendly, creative and self-motivated individuals to contribute to the Nichi Bei Weekly and NichiBei.org. Previous reporting and editing experience, and knowledge of AP Style desired. Individuals should be detail-oriented, deadline driven, and capable at proofreading and fact checking. Responsibilities may include layout production and photography. This is a great […]

Advertising Associates

The Nichi Bei Foundation is seeking motivated, friendly, energetic and creative individuals to volunteer their time and expertise to support our advertising and marketing efforts. The Advertising Associates will be charged with marketing research and implementation, advertising maintenance, and expansion of the subscriber/membership base of the Nichi Bei Weekly and Nichi Bei Foundation. Advertising Associates […]

Development Associates

The Nichi Bei Foundation is seeking motivated, friendly, energetic and creative individuals with experience in development, to volunteer their time and expertise to our fundraising efforts. The Development Associates will research and apply for grant proposals. They will plan and implement fundraisers and other events to raise awareness and increase support for the NBF. The […]

Graphic Designers

The Nichi Bei Foundation is seeking friendly, energetic, and creative individuals to volunteer as graphic designers. Graphic designers will work with the editorial staff on the production of the Nichi Bei Weekly and NichBei.org. They will also create marketing and fundraising materials. Knowledge of programs such as Microsoft Office (including Word, Excel and Powerpoint) and Adobe Creative […]

Fractale Fracas

I got word that Anime News Network and Funimation are reeling from a recent debacle concerning this season’s anime “Fractale.” Tim Maughan linked me to ANN’s post that decreed that “Fractale” Production will be refusing to allow Funimation  from distributing their work via streaming until all pirated copies of their anime are removed from the […]

Pickle your own ginger

Recently I was lucky enough to come upon young ginger for sale at Marukai — a local Japanese market. Now, when I say “young ginger,” I don’t just mean “really fresh ginger” — like you might find at a regular supermarket. Young ginger, or shin shoga (shin = new, shoga = ginger), still has its […]

Something fishy with our fish

Let me make one thing clear off the bat. I love maguro. LOVE IT. It’s like savory ocean pastry. Or red velvet cake with fins. Okay, maybe I won’t make it as a food writer. But maguro sushi is obviously way high on my list of favorite eats. So a little part of my soul dies when […]

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