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The Hokubei Hochi (North American Post) Foundation (HHF) is a non-profit 501c3 entity established in 2011 in Seattle, Washington. The Foundation’s mission is to promote and preserve the culture of the Nikkei and Japanese community through educational and cultural projects and activities in the Pacific Northwest. HHF’s vision is for a vibrant Nikkei and Japanese community connected and engaged through relevant news and enriching programs. HHF seeks to preserve the community’s history and culture for future generations.  See Annual Report here.  Read More..

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  • View Over 100 Translated NA Post Historical Articles!

    View Over 100 Translated NA Post Historical Articles!

    Over the past three years, The North American Post, the Pacific Northwest’s oldest bilingual English/Japanese community newspaper, has been translating one historical article each week, from Japanese to English.  Readers can get a glimpse into fascinating events of those periods in time.  Please take a look at the link HERE to see the articles, or

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  • 2014 Japan Tour A Big Success

    2014 Japan Tour A Big Success

    The Hokubei Hochi Foundation and North American Post newspaper co-sponsored a successful group tour to Japan from September 28-October 7th, 2014.  The tour was co-led by Shigeki Kajita and Elaine Ikoma Ko.  Sixteen individuals joined this year’s tour which included visits to Tokyo, Osaka-Kyoto, Hiroshima, and an overnight stay in the countryside town of Magome.

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  • Nagomi Tea House Expanding To New Location!

    Nagomi Tea House Expanding To New Location!

    This Fall, the Nagomi Tea House will move next door (old Ming’s Antique space) to a newly expanded space.  We will continue to offer this new space for rent, along with the original full-size tea house, on loan from the Eastside Nihon Matsuri Association. We wish to thank the City of Seattle Department of Neighborhoods

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  • Successful “seeyourimpact.org” Social Media Fundraiser

    Successful “seeyourimpact.org” Social Media Fundraiser

    Thank you to “seeyourimpact.org” and the Japanese American Chamber of Commerce for a successful fundraising campaign  to raise funds for our Nikkei Newspaper Digital Archive Project, raising over $4,000 with a $2,500 incentive match. Click here for more information and to donate! About Our Project:  The Hokubei Hochi Foundation, in partnership with the University of

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