Welcome to help.rafu.com, the Japanese American community’s premier news website in a fresh, easy-to-use format.  This online edition ushers in a new era and is the result of a collaborative effort by Rafu Shimpo staff and a team of dedicated volunteers. 

Several weeks ago, the Rafu Shimpo management announced that financial stresses were threatening the newspaper’s continued viability.  We called for help, and you responded with overwhelming generosity, encouraging us to carry on by signing up for subscriptions, purchasing ads, and making donations. 

Today, we are moving closer to preserving the Rafu legacy into the future and are excited to show our new direction.