Established in 1946, the Nichi Bei Times is Northern California’s oldest Japanese American bilingual daily newspaper. The Nichi Bei Times continues its mission of keeping the community connected, informed and empowered, and is one of only three remaining Japanese American bilingual newspapers left in the continental United States.
WEB LINK: www.nichibeitimes.com
Since the paper’s inception, it had been at 1775 Sutter St. in San Francisco’s Japantown. During the postwar period, the Nichi Bei Times offices were briefly located in the Kinmon Gakuen building before moving to 1375 Eddy Street. The paper had retained some of the same staff as the pre-war Nichi Bei Shimbun – a newspaper founded in 1899 by newspaperman Kyutaro Abiko. During redevelopment, the paper relocated once again in 1972 and settled at its present location on Bush Street. The Nichi Bei Times was founded as a way to get the Japanese American community reconnected after their wartime incarceration in American concentration camps. Today, the Nichi Bei Times strives to be the glue that holds the community together – culturally, historically, socially, emotionally, spiritually and politically.