To Rafu Supporters:
“Save the Rafu” Town Hall Forum

If you’re reading this “first-hand,” you may think this does not apply to you. However, it does. Your opinions and suggestions to keep The Rafu Shimpo from following the path of so many print media, both mainstream and vernaculars, into extinction are very much needed.

Equally-and maybe more so-input from the non-reading and non-subscribing population is vital. Answers to such questions as:
What would encourage you to subscribe? Does the Rafu address your interest areas? If not, and if they did, what kinds of news would bring you in to the readership? If your local organizations’ newsletters
keep you informed of local community news, would you see the value to the greater community to send articles to the Rafu?

To subscribers, do you have issues you would like to dialogue with the Rafu staff to improve your reading enjoyment? Have you said to yourself and family and friends, “I wish the Rafu would…” “Why do they…?” “Why don’t they…?” What do you see for the future of the Rafu?

On Sunday, Jan. 17, these and any other comments, questions, and points of information will be aired at the “Save the Rafu” Town Hall Forum, from 2 to 4 p.m., at the Gardena Valley Japanese Cultural Institute (GV JCI), Veterans Hall, 1964 West 162nd St., Gardena, CA 90247.

Rest assured: this is NOT a fundraiser. Also, you will NOT be given “the evil eye” if you’re not a subscriber.
For questions, please email/call Iku Kiriyama, (310) 326-0608, or George Yoshinaga,

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