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This website is in English and Japanese. 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. Read More..

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  • Seeking Sponsors & Interns:  Digital Newspaper Project

    Seeking Sponsors & Interns: Digital Newspaper Project

    The Hokubei Hochi Foundation, in partnership with the University of Washington (UW) Libraries, will be digitizing over 100 years of past issues of The North American Post and North American Times newspaper. There are approximately 150,000 pages to be digitized. Download a one-page project description here. This will allow the public to access information using

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  • JOIN US: Featuring Joby Shimomura, 4th Generation Nikkei, Governor Inslee’s Office

    JOIN US: Featuring Joby Shimomura, 4th Generation Nikkei, Governor Inslee’s Office

    Don’t Miss This Nikkei Leadership Event Featuring Joby Shimomura, the highest ranking Nikkei in WA State Governor Inslee’s Office. Sunday, April 13th, 12:30-2:30pm, at Nagomi Tea House, 519 Sixth Avenue South, Seattle, 98104.  For Japanese bento lunch, $12; free if only attending the program, but please RSVP. TO RSVP:  http://jobyshimomura.eventbrite.com.  

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  • Beautiful Nagomi Tea House Space Available For Rent

    Beautiful Nagomi Tea House Space Available For Rent

    The Japanese Nagomi Tea House is available for rent for your special event.  Please see updated brochure and contact Keiko Okada, Tea House Manager: reservations@hokubeihochi.org, or call 206.623.0100.  Or, for more information, visit:  www.nagomiteahouse.tumblr.com.

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  • TWO SLOTS OPEN: 2014 Japan Tour-September 28-October 7, 2014

    TWO SLOTS OPEN: 2014 Japan Tour-September 28-October 7, 2014

    We have two open slots left!  See, taste, and experience the beauty of Japan  – join us on our 2014 Japan Tour to Tokyo, Kyoto, Hiroshima, and Magome, from September 28-October 7, 2014. Whether you’ve been to Japan before, or are a first-time visitor, this will be an unforgettable experience. The minimum number of participants

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