150 years of documenting JA history

Poet and author Maya Angelou is said to have said, “You can’t really know where you’re going until you know where you have been.” These words ring true in “Paper Chase,” a documentary film that takes us on a 150-year journey of where Japanese Americans have been through the lens of the community newspapers that […]

Japanese community papers in fierce battle in U.S.

NEW YORK —  Often available for free at Japanese supermarkets and restaurants in major U.S. cities, Japanese community papers are competing hard with Internet media including bloggers for readers and struggling with generating ad revenues. The rise of community papers, meanwhile, has been partly responsible for at least two conventional paid newspapers serving the Japanese […]

JA National Museum to host program on ‘Evolving Role of Nikkei’ press April 2 in L.A.

LOS ANGELES — 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,” Saturday, April 2 at 2 p.m. in the Tateuchi Democracy Forum, located at 111 N. Central Ave., Los Angeles. The program, which is part of […]