Join Elaine in support of Working to Digitize and Translate A Japanese Language Historical Newspaper
A Legacy For The Ages-Join Me!
My grandfather, Sadahiko Ikoma, was the President and Editor of the North American Post in 1946. His legacy can be shared with the world, as the Issei generation struggled greatly to return to their community and normalcy after being in the internment camps for three years prior. My hope is that the stories of our community during these years can be shared, learned from, and appreciated. This is my passion and goal for our Digital Archive Project.
I am a third-generation Sansei. As a mixed ethnicity, being half Chinese, it is important for me to reach back to my ancestors who sacrificed enormously so that I and others in future generations can have the education and ability to live a full life. I do not want to lose this history and these important and fascinating stories.
Please join me with a contribution of any amount – which will be matched 166% by the Japanese American Chamber of Commerce! Our goals are outlined in the home page, just click on the top banner.
Thank you for your legacy gift for generations to come.
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About the Hokubei Hochi Foundation
The Hokubei Hochi Foundation’s mission is to promote and preserve the news, history, and culture of the Nikkei (Japanese American) and Japanese community through educational and cultural programs in the Pacific Northwest.
The foundation’s vision is for a vibrant Nikkei and Japanese community and the broader community to be connected and engaged through relevant news and enriching programs.
Want to read about the impact of this community newspaper history to a young student in Seattle? Read: http://www.napost.com/2013/06/27/my-discovery-with-nikkei-heritage.
Check out a sampling of pages already scanned and uploaded on the U.W. website: http://digitalcollections.lib.washington.edu/cdm/search/collection/nap
Below is a sampling of the interesting newspaper titles in 1946. All these titles and articles will be accessible online through this project:
・United States Diplomacy Against Soviet Union. Soviet Union Will Not be Able to Fight
・Let’s Contribute to Humanity’s Situation. Relieving Refugees at Borderline Starvation
・School Farewell. Young Nisei Leaving Home.
・Seven Million Allied War Prisoners Remain Interned
・Reflecting Trends in the Japanese Communist Party through the Eyes of Americans
・Meeting Refugees to Extend a Hand to Fellow countrymen tepid homeland