Nichi Bei News columnists offer insight, advice, perspectives, ideas, history and the latest news about every aspect of Nikkei life.
Changing Landscapes | Keiji Uesugi
A licensed landscape architect with more than 20 years of professional experience, Keiji Uesugi is an expert in cultural landscapes and Japanese gardens of North America.
Nikkei Q | Amy Sueyoshii
Writing a column from a Nikkei LGBTQ perspective, Amy Sueyoshi, Ph.D. is the provost of the San Francisco State University.
The Gochiso Gourmet | Ryan Tatsumoto
The Gochiso Gourmet is a column on food, wine and healthy eating written from Hawai‘i by Ryan Tatsumoto, a recently retired clinical pharmacist and a budding chef/recipe developer/wine taster.
The Great Unknown & the Unknown Great | Greg Robinson
Dedicated to bringing out unknown figures in Japanese American history, Greg Robinson, Ph.D. is a professor of history at l’Université du Québec À Montréal and author of several books.
Rabbit Ramblings | Chizu Omori
A longtime activist, Chizu Omori, of Oakland, Calif. is co-producer of the award-winning film “Rabbit in the Moon.”
Let’s Talk | Satsuki Ina
Satsuki Ina, Ph.D. is a licensed marriage and family therapist specializing in intergenerational trauma, as well as a filmmaker and author.
Finding Your Nikkei Roots | Linda Harms Okazaki
Linda Harms Okazaki is a professional genealogist who specializes in Japanese American records.
Fantastic Voyage | Jeff Asai
Jeff Asai, a Yonsei who grew up attending the San Jose Betsuin Buddhist Church, writes from the town of Asuka, Nara Prefecture, where he serves as an assistant minister at a Jodo-shu temple, Jokokuji.
Lasting Commitments | Laurie Shigekuni
Laurie Shigekuni, owner of the law firm of Laurie Shigekuni & Associates, has practiced estate planning, probate and trust administration law since 1996.
Nihongo Corner | Arisa Hiroi
Arisa Hiroi, a Japanese language teacher at Abraham Lincoln High School in San Francisco, provides easy-to-follow Japanese language lessons for various situations.
Origami Now | Linda Mihara
Linda Mihara, the owner of the Paper Tree store in San Francisco’s Japantown, provides step-by-step origami lessons that are easy to follow.
Comics | Sam Nakahira
Sam Nakahira (she/they) is a comic artist and illustrator. She makes comics about overlooked histories, the natural world, dreams, and more — mostly within a framework of Japanese / Japanese American history and mythology.
Parting Shots | K.W. Lee
Dissent | Carl Takei
Entertainment Re-Oriented | Ben Hamamoto
C(API)tol Correspondent | Bill Wong
The Kaeru Kid | The Kaeru Kid
Yakyu by the Numbers | Kerwin Berk