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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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  • Nagomi Tea House Grand Re-Opening-Jan. 22nd

    Nagomi Tea House Grand Re-Opening-Jan. 22nd

    Please join us for the Grand Re-Opening and Open House for the newly expanded Nagomi Tea House.  We’ve moved right next door to our original location — same address:  519 Sixth Avenue South, in Seattle’s Chinatown/International District. The Nagomi Tea House is now available for rent–call 206.519.5461 (new phone number) or email:  reservations@hokubeihochi.org.    

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  • Sign-Up for 2015 Japan Tour!

    Sign-Up for 2015 Japan Tour!

    Never been to Japan?  Are you a regular visitor or would simply like a relaxing tour led by experienced tour guides? Join us on our 2015 Japan Tour, now in its 6th year!  Sponsored by the North American Post newspaper and Hokubei Hochi Foundation, we are now working out the tour details and pricing.  Don’t

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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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