The Nikkei Voice needs your help during these difficult times in the print industry to continue publishing. Each donation made will be doubled by the generosity of Marty Kobayashi. (Photo courtesy: Marty Kobayashi)
As Nikkei Voice celebrates its 30th year of connecting and informing the Japanese Canadian community, the paper finds itself at a crossroads.
The realities of the print news industry have caught up with us and, despite our best efforts, we find ourselves struggling to keep our doors open and the newspaper printing. If we continue down this path, Nikkei Voice will soon be forced to make some tough decisions.
Our faithful readership has been here with us since our first issue in 1987 and some even before that who read our predecessor, the New Canadian. We also have new subscribers from within the community and from those looking to learn more about the Japanese Canadian story.
On our 30th anniversary, we ask for your generosity to consider donating to the Nikkei Voice. Over the past 30 years, the Nikkei Voice has been committed to, reporting and connecting the community, and it is hard to think that there could now be a time where that is not possible.
Right now, each donation you make will have twice the impact: Every donation made this year to the Nikkei Voice will be matched dollar-for-dollar by Marty Kobayashi, up to $10,000.
Marty Kobayashi is a fiercely active and generous member of the Japanese Canadian community. He operates a HollisWealth branch at the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre (JCCC) in Toronto. He serves on the Board of Directors at the Nikkei Voice and is the former President of the JCCC. He was also awarded the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Rays from the emperor of Japan in 2016 for his work in promoting Japanese culture in Canada and strengthening the relationship between Japan and Canada.
We truly appreciate all of your donations and your generosity. As a small thank you, for every donation over $100 we will send you a free copy of our 2017 Short Story Anthology coming out later this year, which includes the top three stories from this year’s Short Story Contest complete with colour illustrations.
If every subscriber could donate what they can, whether that is $25, $100 or $1,000, every amount makes a difference. *Please note the Nikkei Voice cannot give tax receipts.
Enjoy sharing your copy of the paper with your friends? Why not give them a gift subscription? Your son, daughter, niece, nephew or friend can have the paper delivered right to their door. This is a great way to support the paper and get more people involved in the Japanese Canadian community.
Do you or someone you know have a business that would be of interest to the Japanese Canadian community? Sign up for an advertising package with the Nikkei Voice.
Nikkei Voice was founded in 1987 to inform the Nikkei about the redress movement, which sought the acknowledgment of the injustice suffered by Japanese Canadians during the Second World War. Over the years, the paper has evolved into an important medium of communication, culture and expression. Nikkei Voice helps the community, which was once so forcibly divided, stand united in ensuring no one forgets the Japanese Canadian story.
The paper is an independent news source that tries to provide fair, current and unbiased news that interests, affects, and includes the distinctly Japanese Canadian community.
In the current climate for print newspapers, many are closing, cutting down the amount of issues printed or moving to only publishing online – an option that is not possible for many of our readers. The costs of printing and postage continue to go up, while we have kept our subscription rates the same cost for our readers. We at the Nikkei Voice would like to continue to publish stories and connect the community.
By cheque or money order: Made out to the Nikkei Voice and mailed to our office at:
250 – 6 Garamond Court
North York, ON
By credit card (Canada only) : Call our office at 416.386.0287 and make a donation with a credit card.
Online (Canada only): Through Paypal on our website at: nikkeivoice.ca/donate
*Please note, the Nikkei Voice cannot give tax receipts.
Your donations and subscriptions have made this paper possible over all these years. Please help Nikkei Voice continue to serve the community we love. On behalf of the Board of Directors and the staff, thank you!