Japanese American Community Events
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The Japanese American National Museum is partnering with the Nichi Bei Weekly and three other publications to present “From Newsprint to New Media: The Evolving Role of Nikkei Newspapers,” at 2 p.m. in the Tateuchi Democracy Forum, located at 111 N. Central Ave., Los Angeles. The program will celebrate the history, discuss the current state, and ponder the future of Nikkei newspapers in America. Prior to moderating the panel discussion, Gil Asakawa will give a presentation on the historic roles of Japanese American community newspapers. Asakawa writes about pop culture and politics from an Asian American and Japanese American perspective on his blog, www.nikkeiview.com. The panel discussion will feature Kenji G. Taguma, Nichi Bei Weekly editor-in-chief / Nichi Bei Foundation president, Gwen Muranaka, The Rafu Shimpo English section editor, Shigeharu Higashi, publisher and editor of Cultural News, a Southern California-based monthly publication and Website, and George Johnston, publisher of NikkeiNation.net. A question-and-answer format session will follow the panel discussion. The program will be followed by a light reception. The program is free to Museum members or is the cost of admission for non-members. RSVP: email@example.com or (213) 625-0414 at least 48 hours prior to the event. Attendees should include the name, date, and time of the program, their name and the number in their party.