Archives for January 2016

Dr. Takeo Uesugi, internationally renowned Japanese landscape architect and kunsho recipient, dies

Rev. Dr. Takeo Uesugi, an internationally renowned Japanese landscape architect, professor emeritus at California Polytechnic University, Pomona, and Tenrikyo Church minister, passed away peacefully Jan. 26, 2016 after a courageous bout with cancer. He was 75. “Takeo Uesugi was one of the most important makers of Japanese gardens in North America over the last forty […]

LETTERS: Assistant minister in Nara Prefecture has roots in San Jose’s J-Town

Editor’s Note: The following comments were posted on www.nichibei.org in response to the article entitled “The process of becoming a better minister,” which was published in the Jan. 1 issue of the Nichi Bei Weekly. Sensei — What a pleasure to read about your ministry and all that you do for your village. I still […]

LETTERS: Bay Area native spreads Buddhism’s message

Editor’s Note: The following comment was posted on www.nichibei.org in response to the article entitled “The process of becoming a better minister,” which was published in the Jan. 1 issue of the Nichi Bei Weekly. Sensei Jeff, My how time flies! Its been over 2 yrs since we’ve communicated. It’s great 2 hear you’re now […]

LETTERS: A salute to Sacramento Tofu

Editor’s Note: The following comment was posted on www.nichibei.org in response to the article entitled “END OF AN ERA: Sacramento Tofu Company closes after 68 years,” which was published in the Jan. 1 issue of the Nichi Bei Weekly. So sorry to see Sacramento Tofu go. As a fellow tofu maker, I understand the hard […]

OBITUARY: Philip Nishikawa

NISHIKAWA, PHILIP, 76, of Pleasanton, CA, was called to heaven suddenly on January 12, 2016. Born March 20, 1939 in Sacramento, CA, he is survived by loving wife Shirley (Takehara) Nishikawa, daughter Allison Ida (Dave) and granddaughter Sarah of Irvine, CA, daughter Stephanie Yee (Kenneth) and grandson Miles of Sacramento, CA. Phil is also survived by […]

OBITUARY: Helen Chizuko Sato

SATO, HELEN CHIZUKO, 94, passed away peacefully on 12-14-2015, just 2 days shy of 95. She was born in Tulare, CA, the first child of Kosaburo and Kayo Arita. She is survived by her loving, devoted husband of 70 years, Hiro Sato, her daughter, Rosalind Winter, granddaughter, Leslie Winter (Gavin Bishop), and her great-grandchild, Ryan […]

THE GOCHISO GOURMET: The wonderful world of the Internet

Love it or hate it, the Internet is balanced with beneficial innovation as much as it’s plagued with maddening pop-ups and trolling Websites. And because virtually everyone is now connected via our smartphones, having a mealtime conversation is about as archaic as the typewriter is for writers. Diners are either furiously snapping food photos or […]

Selma’s 50th anniv. march inspires JACL resolution to study African American reparations

“Frederick Douglass said we should have 40 acres and a mule.” Instead, America left blacks “penniless and illiterate after 244 years of slavery,” said Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. He calculated economic losses at $20 a week for 4 million slaves adding up to $800 billion in 1968. “They owe us a lot of money.” […]

Jerry Enomoto, first APA U.S. marshal, dies

Jerry Enomoto, the first Asian American to head the California Department of Corrections and to be appointed as a U.S. marshal, passed away Jan. 17, 2016. He was 89. A lifelong civil rights advocate based in Sacramento, Calif., Enomoto and his wife Dorothy helped to organize local Martin Luther King, Jr. Day events. He served […]

Japanese American UPS driver killed in West Sacramento

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A UPS employee was struck by a United Parcel Service of America big rig at approximately 9:15 p.m. Jan. 7 at the West Sacramento UPS distribution center on Shore Street. The victim, identified as Kie Matsuda, was wedged in the wheels of the vehicle and rushed to the UC Davis Medical Center […]

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