Join us in fighting to save the community press

It was nearly five years ago when, during the worst of economic climates in four decades, we launched the Nichi Bei Foundation with nothing more than hopes and dreams, and some vision. It would have been easier to accept our fate with the old Japanese saying, shikataganai, or “it cannot be helped.” But with almost […]

Baking a new recipe for journalism

You’ve heard of biofuels, but how about a newspaper that runs on tofu? That’s the groundbreaking experiment being conducted by the Nichi Bei Weekly, a modest, yet historically significant newspaper that serves the Japanese American community in Northern California. On June 2, in San Francisco’s Japantown, the newspaper’s staff and a host of volunteers will […]

A NOTE TO OUR READERS: Funding crisis necessitates less frequent publication

Dear loyal readers and members, We regret to inform you that due to the current economic crisis, which has greatly impacted our advertising and sponsorships over the past year, we will immediately switch to a bi-weekly format after this issue. The next issue of the Nichi Bei Weekly will be dated Thursday, May 3, 2012. […]

Two years and still going!

With this issue, we have officially passed our two-year mark in publication as the first nonprofit ethnic newspaper of its kind in the country. Our first edition of the Nichi Bei Weekly, published on Sept. 17, 2009, featured the “Spirit of Japantown Festival in San Jose” just as today’s special edition does. Launching the Nichi […]

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