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UPDATE 12/16/09: The Hokubei Mainichi is the final Japanese-English news Web site in San Francisco. The Nichi Bei Foundation elected not to continue the thrice-weekly Japanese edition that the Nichi Bei Times published. Former Hokubei senior editor J.K. Yamamoto will continue to update the Web site from the Hokubei office until a new tenant is found. After that, he will update from home as long as the Hokubei company keeps the site running.
CORRECTION: Delia Tomino Nakayama's surname was misspelled in a previous version of this story.
One of the last bilingual Japanese-English newspapers in San Francisco has ceased its print publication and will likely end its Internet edition in the near future, leaving Japantown residents disappointed and searching for new sources of information.
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Conor Gallagher is a reporter for the San Francisco Public Press. His work has appeared in other Bay Area publications such as Central City Extra and the Western Edition. He is currently working as a freelance journalist out of Rome, Italy, but enjoys spending most of his time on the Maltese island of Comino.
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