Join Tomio in support of Working to Digitize and Translate A Japanese Language Historical Newspaper
Support The North American Post with Tomio!
Our goal is to preserve and make accessible the living history of the Japanese American (primarily first- and second- generation) community in Seattle, Washington. We are seeking funds to digitize roughly 126,000 pages of the North American Post (hokubei hochi) starting from 1946, and 23,000 pages of the North American Times (hokubei jiji), starting from 1902. This is the first such project of a Japanese language newspaper in the U.S. This digitization uses the latest technology and pages will be scanned and made accessible on the University of Washington Libraries Digital Collections website.
Every donation will be matched up to 166% by the Japanese American Chamber of Commerce. To see the overall campaign details, click on top of the banner.
My uncle, HT Kubota, was a publisher of The North American Post for several decades. This newspaper has long been a passion for me. In his final hours before his death, my uncle asked me to carry on his legacy. Since his passing, I have been the publisher of this important newspaper. I intend to continue its publishing despite the financial hardships experienced by newspapers in recent times. Your help to use the latest technology to preserve and make accessible our newspaper means a great deal.
Thank you most sincerely for your support.
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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