Nichi Bei Times Shuts Down: Blamed on the Internet, Lack of Community

The SF Chronicle reports that The Nichi Bei Times, Northern California’s oldest Japanese American community newspaper will be shut down on September 10th. While the official reasoning for the paper shutting down is blamed on the gradual move from news papers to websites, a commenter named washgrad posted his reasoning on why the Nichi Bei Times has lost readership and thus ad revenue, and I’m kind of inclined to agree: “There is no more ‘community’ Jtown news so now everything is a ‘how I see it as a Japanese American.’ News flash: other Japanese Americans don’t care! We already know what how you see the world, so stop telling us what we already know … realize that death, suburbanization and intermarriage have changed the game.”

Thanks for rating this! Now tell the world how you feel - .
How does this post make you feel?
  • Excited
  • Fascinated
  • Amused
  • Disgusted
  • Sad
  • Angry

About Ernie

I'm the creator of 8 Asians and one of the editors. While I'm a regular blogger to the site as well, think of my role as Barbara Walters on "The View," except without the weird white hair. During the day, I'm a Developer for a major Internet company and live in the San Francisco Bay Area. I've also been writing in my blog,, for seven years.
This entry was posted in (simple), Current Events, San Francisco Bay Area. Bookmark the permalink.