We are grateful for matching donations of:

$50,000 from The Craig Foundation and

$25,000 from the Kinjiro and Eiko Moriguchi Fund

Donation portals will remain open through Sept. 30, 2023.






Thanks to your generous support, we can:     

• Expand staff capacity for our nonprofit organization     

• Create reserve funding for unexpected needs     

• Support innovative and engaging community programs     

• Help us build for the future!


Watch the live Web-a-thon!:

This year’s event is dedicated to the memory of longtime community journalist Martha Nakagawa. For more information on Martha, watch this video with her and fellow longtime journalist Takeshi Nakayama on the role and impact of the Japanese American community press:


Help us support the community in these uncertain times


The Nichi Bei Foundation is an educational and charitable nonprofit organization dedicated to keeping the Japanese American community connected, informed and empowered — primarily through a community newspaper (Nichi Bei News) and Website (www.nichibei.org), as well as educational programs.

Help us raise critically-needed funds, and support our dedicated team! In addition to publishing 28 bi-weekly publications a year — including our New Year’s Edition, the Japanese Culture and Cherry Blossom Festivals Guide, the Obon and Summer Festivals Guide and our Home and Garden Issue — we produce a number of meaningful annual educational programs such as:

  Films of Remembrance, a showcase of films dedicated to educating the public about the wartime forced relocation and incarceration of the Japanese American community, which has been presented in both San Francisco and San Jose Japantowns, Sacramento and New York City.

Nikkei Angel Island Pilgrimage, a community pilgrimage to the former Immigration Station designed to honor our immigrant pioneers, reconnect to this forgotten history and conduct family history research. Over four pilgrimages, we have helped to bring more than 2,000 people to the former Immigration Station.  

Wakamatsu Pilgrimage. The Nichi Bei Foundation has led two four-bus pilgrimages from throughout Northern California to the site of the former Wakamatsu Tea and Silk Farm Colony, the first large settlement of Japanese in America. Launching buses from San Francisco and San Jose Japantowns, Emeryville and Sacramento, Japanese Americans descended upon the historic site, which includes the grave site of Okei Ito, the first Japanese woman to die in America.  A third pilgrimage is planned on Saturday, Oct. 7, 2023.

Commemoration of the atomic bombings, presented by the Nichi Bei Foundation and Friends of Hibakusha in collaboration with the Japanese American Religious Federation of San Francisco.   


San Francisco Japantown Map and Directory, the most comprehensive map and directory of San Francisco’s Japantown ever created, which is distributed to some 300 airports, hotels, car rental locations and visitor centers, including the popular Pier 39. This helps to bring more people to support the historic ethnic enclave.





But in order for us to continue these meaningful community publications and programs, we need your help in helping to raise some critical funding to build capacity.

Watch the 2022 Nichi Bei Day of Giving Web-a-thon: