Archives for August 2017

OBITUARY: Seiichi (Sam) Kimura

KIMURA, SEIICHI (SAM), 79, of San Jose, CA passed away on November 11, 2016, after a long illness. Seiichi was born in rural Oakland on September 5, 1937. At the age of 5, Seiichi and his family were part of the World War II Japanese relocation into concentration camps in Arizona and Wyoming. He served […]

OBITUARY: Chiyo Nao Wada

WADA, CHIYO NAO, 98, passed away on July 21, 2017, in San Francisco. She is survived by her children, Edward, Richard (Rita), Patricia (Grant) and Wayne (Loan); grandchildren, Christopher (Whitney), Katherine (Jeremy) and Benjamin; great-grandchildren, Evelyn and Magnolia; brother Isamu Nao; brothers-in-law Yorinobu (Shinako) Wada and Richard Hamasaki; and many nieces and nephews.  Predeceased by […]

A century of growth

One hundred years ago, Gijiu Kitazawa established the seed company that still bears his name. He first worked as an apprentice for a seed company in Japan before immigrating to the U.S. at the age of 22. In 1916, Gijiu and his brother Buemon started the Kitazawa Brothers Nursery and Seed Company in San Jose, […]

OBITUARY: George Goto

GOTO, GEORGE, 91, passed away peacefully at home on July 8, 2017. Susan, his loving wife of 62 years, was by his side. He is survived by his sister Sumi Uesugl, daughter Lesli Pineschi and son-in-law Aldo Pineschi; his son Eric Goto and daughter-in-law Deborah Goto; grand-children Evangeline Pineschi, Anthony George Pineschi and George Allen […]

OBITUARY: Yuki Shibata Ashizawa

ASHIZAWA, YUKI SHIBATA, 93, born May 23, 1924, passed away peacefully on June 12, 2017. She is preceded in death by her husband, Mas Ashizawa, parents Kiyoshi and Ai Nakamura, brothers Ichiro, Jiro and Sam and sister Kiyo. Yuki is survived by Carol Yuki (Tom), Karen Shinoda, Sue Shibata (Tim), Mark Ashizawa, Phil (Eunice) Ashizawa, […]

Bone marrow match needed to help save reverend’s life

Japanese American bone marrow donors are needed to potentially save the life of the Rev. Shuichi “Thomas” Kurai, who was diagnosed with T-cell leukemia-lymphoma in January. As is the case with most minority populations, the potential Japanese American donor count in the national marrow and stem cell registry is extremely low. According to Mylanah Yolangco, […]

One killed, one seriously injured in J-Town collision between truck, motorcycle

A New Orleans man was killed and a woman was seriously injured in a collision the evening of July 19 in San Francisco between a truck and a motorcycle, police said. Jacob Mizelle, 29, was riding a motorcycle on Geary Boulevard when he hit the side of a westbound truck that was turning from Geary […]

$2 million campaign to meet demand at Asian Health Services

Oakland, Calif. — Demand for health services prompted an Oakland-based health clinic to start a $2 million campaign July 8 to expand, the chair of the clinic said. At about 10:30 a.m. officials with Asian Health Services announced the campaign at the Rolland and Kathryn Lowe Medical Center at 835 Webster St. in Oakland. The expansion […]

REFLECTING UPON A GOLDEN MOMENT: Olympic icon Kristi Yamaguchi prepares for 25th anniversary performances

At first glance, this was like any other morning at the Dublin Iceland ice rink in the Bay Area. Dozens of young figure skaters were carving up the ice, diligently practicing their spins and turns while dreaming of becoming the next Michelle Kwan, Yuna Kim or Kristi Yamaguchi. But if you looked a little closer, […]

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