2016 Japan Group Tour-Hurry, Sign-Ups Ending Soon!

The popular Japan group tour is scheduled for Fall 2016 — departing on September 10-22nd, 11 nights/13 days (including two travel days).  Destinations include cities of Osaka, Kyoto, Kanazawa, Takayama, Hiroshima, and Tokyo.

 Space will be limited on this tour so we will close out tour sign-ups very soon!

Co-sponsored by the Hokubei Hochi Foundation and The North American Post.

For more information, please contact:  elaine@hokubeihochi.org or call 206.519.5469.

Two Local Nikkei Newspapers Now Available to Public

We are pleased to announce that two Japanese language newspapers are now digitized and accessible to the public.

A community reception was recently held to unveil the new website for the digitized issues of the Seattle-based Hokubei Jiji (North American Times) and Hokubei Hochi (North American Post).  This is the culmination of nearly four years of work by sponsors Hokubei Hochi Foundation, University of Washington Libraries (Suzzallo and Paul Allen) and Digital Initiatives.

Over 6,000 pages, primarily in Japanese, of old issues have been and continue to be uploaded onto the website: http://content.lib.washington.edu/otherprojects/nikkei/.

Now readers from around the world can view past issues that contain fascinating coverage of local community, national, and global events as they actually unfolded.  We are currently translating the titles and article summaries of each front page from Japanese to English.

This is the only such digital project involving a Japanese language newspapers in the U.S.  We believe that to study the cultural, social, and political history and heritage of a region, readers must go beyond ‘mainstream’ papers to reach diverse viewpoints.  These Japanese community newspapers tells the stories of families, businesses and activities as told in the pages and are an important and unique part of the development of the American West.

Even the newspaper advertisements are important as economic indicators of the period.

We are far from finished as there are many thousands more pages to be scanned and uploaded, and we expect this project could continue for years.  Once complete, this will be the first full collection and it is hoped that many more Japanese American newspapers can be added to this database.

For more information on the project, contact Elaine Ikoma Ko, elaine@hokubeihochi.org, or Glenda Pearson, pearson@uw.edu.

See article on NNDA in San Francisco’s Nichi Bei Weekly (July 9-22, 2015 issue).



Elaine Ikoma Ko、elaine@hokubeihochi.orgまたは
Glenda Pearson、email:pearson@uw.eduにお問い合わせ下さい。