Nichi Bei Times

2211 Bush St

Established in 1946, the award-winning Nichi Bei Times was Northern California’s oldest Japanese American newspaper when it closed in 2009. Since the paper’s inception, it had been at 1775 Sutter St., then moved to 1375 Eddy St. During redevelopment, the paper relocated once again in 1972 and settled at its last location on Bush Street. The paper had retained much of the same staff as the pre-war Nichi Bei Shimbun — a newspaper founded in 1899 by Kyutaro Abiko. The Nichi Bei Times was founded as a way to get the community reconnected after their wartime incarceration in American concentration camps. After its closing in September 2009, the Nichi Bei Foundation rose out of its ashes to publish the Nichi Bei Weekly as a nonprofit newspaper.