Archives for February 2013

New report details the changing demographics of the AAPI community

The Asian American Center for Advancing Justice released a new demographic report, “A Community of Contrasts: Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders in California,” Feb. 4. The report provides data on Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders, other minorities and the general population of California, with respect to topics including health, income, education […]

Writer Donald Richie, who introduced Japan films to world, dies at 88

TOKYO (Kyodo) — Writer and critic Donald Richie, who helped introduce Japanese movies to the United States and Europe, died Tuesday at a Tokyo hospital, a friend of his said. He was 88. Richie, from Lima, Ohio, came to Japan in 1946 with the U.S. occupation forces after Japan’s defeat in World War II, and […]

Resolution introduced to recognize Day of Remembrance, and apologize for wrongful firing of CA’s Nikkei employees

SACRAMENTO, Calif. —  Japanese Americans gathered at the State Capitol Feb. 19 for a Day of Remembrance event to commemorate the mass incarceration of Nikkei in American concentration camps during World War II. Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi (D-Torrance) led a vote on his resolution recognizing Day of Remembrance in the state. “We must never forget this […]

BACK IN THE BAY: One-on-one with Jeremy Lin

OAKLAND, Calif. — Heading into the All-Star break, the Golden State Warriors entered their Feb. 12 game against the Houston Rockets needing a win to snap a four-game losing streak. Fans packed into Oakland’s Oracle Arena not just to see the Warriors, but also to cheer on Rockets point guard and Bay Area native Jeremy […]

THE GOCHISO GOURMET: Maverick blends

I’m not sure at what point in time America got hung up on pure grape varietals as their wines of choice. Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Zinfandel. … The only Old World wine that comes to mind that’s labeled and sold as the name of the pure grape varietal is Prosecco. All other Old World wines are […]

OBITUARY: Ted Tsuneo Kinoshita

KINOSHITA, TED TSUNEO was born June 21, 1924, and died Jan. 13, 2013. He was born in San Francisco and raised in Walnut Grove, Calif. He spent most of his adult life in Sacramento. He is survived by his wife, Tee Kanemasu Kinoshita; two daughters, Mary Ann (John) Cornelison and Nancy Kinoshita (Gota); and five […]

JAs join chorus against Nat’l Defense Authorization Act

In response to the National Defense Authorization Act, San Francisco Board of Supervisor President David Chiu and a coalition of supporters held a press conference on the steps of City Hall Feb. 12. The event featured Karen Korematsu, co-founder of the Fred T. Korematsu Institute For Civil Rights and Education; Joe Nicholson of the San […]

OBITUARY: Roger Otoji Shiozaki

SHIOZAKI, OTOJI ROGER, 90, Roger, a devoted husband and family man, passed away peacefully in Monterey, Calif. He was born Dec. 12, 1922, and died Feb. 8, 2013. He celebrated his 90th birthday on Dec. 12, 2012 (12/12/12). Roger was a native of Monterey and a product of Monterey grade schools, Monterey High and Salinas […]

OBITUARY: Henry Utaka Morinaka

Morinaka, Utaka Henry, 93, died peacefully at home in Mountain View on Dec. 29, 2012. Hank is survived by his wife Anna, daughter Leanne (Kenji) Maru, and his grandchildren Fred (Leah) Marubayashi, Ryan Maru, and Elyse (Kyle) Minamide. Private funeral services were already held. Friends are invited to a memorial service celebrating his life on […]

Businessman and philanthropist George Aratani dies

Businessman and philanthropist George Aratani passed away Feb. 13, the U.S.-Japan Council said in a statement. According to the Densho Encyclopedia, Aratani was 95 years old. Aratani launched post-World War II international trade efforts that included Mikasa Inc. a tableware company, which the U.S.-Japan Council said was “doing $400 million in annual sales when it […]

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