Friends of The North American Post
The North American Post (NAP) has been a community treasure since its founding in 1902. With few exceptions, like during WWII, the paper has been published on a regular basis. Its main mission has always been to connect community members with the people and activities that are important to them.
Small community newspapers like NAP have been severely impacted by the pandemic. Until last year, NAP’s financial picture looked increasingly optimistic, but then the COVID pandemic hit; businesses curtailed their advertising or closed altogether, and limited resources were available to draw upon. The NAP is now in the position of needing additional financial help so that it can continue operating through the year 2022 and beyond. With your help and generosity, “Friends of The North American Post” is now beginning a fundraising campaign with the goal of raising $50,000 by the end of this year.
The year 2022 is significant because it will mark the 120th Anniversary for the newspaper!!
“The North American Post is a community treasure. It captures the voices of our past and present, and it propels us toward our future as people who simply ‘love things Japanese.’” — Lori Matsukawa, retired news anchor
Some of the many reasons we do not want to lose The North American Post:
- As one of the few surviving Japanese American (JA) newspapers in America, NAP articles and advertising connect community members
- NAP’s website provides a platform to communicate Seattle’s JA stories and history to the world
- Working with the UW Library, the Hokubei Hochi Foundation has digitized NAP’s rich history
- Together with its sister paper “Soy Source,” NAP introduces JA history to Japanese Expatriates
- Since 2010, NAP’s annual Japan Tours have given over 150 members the opportunity to discover Japan
Arigato for your support!
Mail: The North American Post, P.O. Box 3173, Seattle, WA 98114