Obituary Requests

Note: The Nichi Bei Weekly publishes every other Thursday. As a courtesy, all obituaries will also be posted on our website on the same day as publication.

To submit a standard obituary for publication, please send an e-mail to containing the following information:

  • Obituary requester’s full name, phone number and billing address (for contact and billing purposes only)
  • Desired text for the obituary (within the e-mail body)
  • (Optional) Digital photo attachment in JPG or TIFF format with a resolution of 200 ppi or greater

Obituary Rates:

  • $5 processing fee per insertion
  • 10¢ per character, excluding spaces
  • (Optional) $10 photo fee

Submission Deadline: Obituary requests must be submitted by at least a week before publication. Requests after this deadline may be postponed until the following publication date.

Approval Deadline: All obituaries require final approval by the requester by the Monday prior to publication. Obituaries will not be printed without final approval by the client unless otherwise specified.

Payment Methods: Please submit payment at least a week before publication.

  • Online payment (recommended): Please visit our online payment portal here.
  • Check payment: Please make your check payable to “Nichi Bei Foundation” and send it to:

Nichi Bei Foundation
P.O. Box 15693
San Francisco, CA 94115

Other Submission Methods: We strongly encourage obituary submissions via e-mail. Hand-delivered obituaries, requests sent via regular mail or fax to (415) 673-1063 will incur a charge of 20¢ per character, excluding spaces. Please provide your full name and phone number so we can contact you accordingly.

For inquiries or assistance, please contact us at (415) 673-1009 or

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