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There is much news about Japanese American newspapers facing difficult challenges, threatening our collective existence, given the general downturn in advertising in today’s print media and a shift to more online sources. Here at the Nichi Bei Foundation and Nichi Bei Weekly, we have been at the forefront at how community media faces these challenges, […]

JCCCNC telethon raises more than $417K

The Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Northern California (JCCCNC) announced March 22 that San Francisco Bay Area viewers and community members donated more than $417,000 to the Northern Japan Earthquake Relief Fund during the NBC Bay Area Telethon held March 18. Members from the Nikkei and local community volunteered to assist with answering phone […]

America-Japan Grassroots Summit concludes in San Francisco

The 20th America-Japan Grassroots Summit kicked off on Aug. 25 with an opening ceremony at the Westin St. Francis Hotel in San Francisco. The summit began as a way to honor the legacy of a friendship that began nearly 170 years ago between the shipwrecked John Manjiro and William Whitfield, the captain of a whaling […]

Summit participants experience Bay Area culture

BERKELEY, Calif. — Kazuki Miyamoto has a dream. His trip to the United States for the America-Japan Grassroots Summit reaffirmed his resolve to realize that dream. “I want to learn to speak fluent English and come back here for graduate school to become a robotic scientist,” said the 19-year-old Fukuoka college student while he was visiting […]

SF to host U.S.-Japan Summit

Participants of the 20th America-Japan Grassroots Summit will arrive in San Francisco on Tuesday, Aug. 24, to kick off the annual meeting of Japanese and American citizens, held alternatively in Japan and the U.S. The San Francisco Bay Area was chosen as this year’s host region in celebration of the 150th anniversary of the Kanrin […]