Archives for October 2010

Jake Shimabukuro performing Bohemian Rhapsody

The Power of Words resolution, three months later

It has been over three months since the National Council of the JACL passed the Power of Words (POW) resolution at the July 2010 National Convention in Chicago. It was amazing to have 80 chapters voting for the resolution with only two chapters voting against. As a devoted proponent of the proposal from its inception […]

Japanese woman escapes fire with second degree burns, loses home

More than a month has passed since a 30-inch steel natural gas main exploded in the normally quiet Glenview neighborhood of San Bruno. The cause of the blast is still unclear, but what is known is that more than 50 homes were damaged, 37 of which were completely destroyed, eight people were killed, and many […]

OBITUARY:Yoneo ‘Bo’ Yoshimura

A celebration of the life of Yoneo “Bo” Yoshimura, who volunteered with several community organizations, will be held on Sunday, Oct. 31, 1 p.m., at the Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Northern California (JCCCNC), 1840 Sutter St. in San Francisco’s Japantown. A reception will follow. Yoshimura passed away on Oct. 12, 2010 at the […]

OBITUARY: David Tambara

David Tambara, who recently retired from the San Francisco Police Department, died on Oct. 23, 2010. He was 57. In recognition of his work in U.S.-Japan relations, then-San Francisco Police Inspector Tambara was awarded the Consul General’s Commendation by then-Consul General of Japan in San Francisco Makoto Yamanaka on Oct. 3, 2006. At the time, […]

OBITUARY: S. Neil Fujita

S. Neil Fujita, an innovative graphic designer who designed book jackets for classics such as Truman Capote’s “In Cold Blood” and Mario Puzo’s “The Godfather,” died on Oct. 23, 2010 in Long Island, New York, the New York Times reported. He was 89. He is reported to have died from complications of a stroke. Sadamitsu […]

LETTERS: Kudos for coverage of Topaz pilgrimage

I am a subscriber and a member of the Board of Directors of the Topaz Museum. The articles by Martha Nakagawa were terrific. The coverage given to Topaz is much appreciated. This is especially beneficial to the museum because most of the internees were from the Bay Area, while we are 700 miles away in […]

New consul general of Japan welcomed to Northern California

In 1964, Tokyo hosted the Summer Olympics, and Hiroshi Inomata, age 10, happened to live near the stadium. One day, buoyed by the excitement of the sudden surge of foreigners, Inomata rallied enough confidence to approach a man snapping a photo of his wife, and offer, in his best elementary school English, “Shall I take […]

CA Civil Liberties Public Education Program targets Nikkei World War II stories

SACRAMENTO — The California Civil Liberties Public Education Program (CCLPEP), a state-funded program administered by the California State Library, announced that funding for gathering first-person Japanese American World War II interment accounts will be given first priority in their upcoming grant cycle. The CCLPEP stressed that these accounts have to be gathered before they are […]

Akiyama Wellness Center to benefit Yu-Ai Kai’s Healthy Aging Initiative

SAN JOSE — Wednesday, Oct. 20 marked the first public viewing of the Dr. James Akiyama Wellness Center, the second affiliate location of San Jose’s Yu-Ai Kai. The center is located at 110 Jackson St., just around the corner from the Yu-Ai Kai building. Dr. Hajime James Akiyama, for whom the center is named, passed […]

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