OBITUARY: Glenn Michitane Nakadate

NAKADATE, GLENN MICHITANE, 81, was born on Sept. 20, 1935 in Los Angeles, California. He died February 18, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada from complications due to idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. His parents were Michio Nakadate, DDS, and Taneko Yamato. He was preceded in death by his first ex-wife, Yoko Bettie Kawakami. He is survived by […]

OBITUARY: May Setsuko Nakao

NAKAO, MAY SETSUKO, 77, passed away after a stroke at Kaiser Hospital in San Francisco on February 8, 2017. May was born in San Francisco and was the daughter of Shigeo and Shizue Nakao. She is survived by her younger brother, Richard Kazuo Nakao, who resides in Honolulu, Hawaii. May’s family was interned at Topaz, […]

OBITUARY: Pat Ishizaki

ISHIZAKI, PAT, wife of the late Joe Ishizaki passed away January 2017. She resided in San Francisco and is survived by her daughter. Celebration of life will be held at Halsted N. Gray-Carew & English, 1123 Sutter St. on Sat., March 4th at 11am. In lieu of flowers please send donations to Canine Companions for […]

Takei slams ‘Muslim ban’ on anniversary of incarceration

LOS ANGELES — Actor George Takei criticized Feb. 17 President Donald Trump’s executive order that had banned the entry of people from seven Muslim-majority countries ahead of the 75th anniversary of the executive order that forced Japanese Americans into concentration camps in World War II. “We know that this executive order was the same kind […]

10 Resign from President’s Advisory Commission on AAPIs

The President’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders submitted their resignations Feb. 15  to President (Donald) Trump. The main reason: Trump’s policies have adversely affected Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. Six other Commissioners — Nina Ahmad, Lian Cheun, Diane Narasaki, Shekar Narasimhan, Bo Thao-Urabe, and Paul Watanabe — had resigned in January. “We […]

Man fatally stabbed in early February identified

HAYWARD, Calif. — A man who was fatally stabbed in Hayward in early February was identified by police Feb. 22 as 32-year-old Hok Yiu Wong, who police said had prior residences in Fremont and Milpitas. Authorities said police and Alameda County coroner’s officials have been unable to locate Wong’s next of kin. Hayward police said […]

Speakers at L.A. Day of Remembrance urge all to speak out against injustice

LOS ANGELES — The 2017 Day of Remembrance, held Feb. 18 at the Japanese American National Museum in Little Tokyo, featured guest speakers urging community members not to forget the unjust mass incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II. The speakers also encouraged the audience to speak out against President Donald Trump’s administration’s discriminatory […]

‘Resistance at Tule Lake’ sheds new light on inmates’ organized protests

“Resistance at Tule Lake,” a film about protests against injustice within the largest wartime United States concentration camp for residents of Japanese ancestry, will be shown at the sixth annual Films of Remembrance, presented by the Nichi Bei Foundation, Saturday, Feb. 25, at 4 p.m., at the New People Cinema, 1746 Post St., in San […]

Never again! No Muslim incarceration

Editor’s Note: The following commentary was originally published by the Freedom Socialist. Most people don’t know where Rohwer, Ark. or Tule Lake, Calif. are located. I do. My parents’ families were incarcerated in both those concentration camps during World War II. The U.S. government rounded up and jailed 120,000 Japanese and Japanese Americans for “posing […]

The Tule Lake issues

The National Park Service (NPS) has recently held hearings concerning the Tule Lake Segregation Center issue in several cities. In view of this, there are two issues which need to be addressed, and that is the Tule Lake stockade and the Tule Lake cemetery. First, the stockade. There at Tule Lake exists the remnants of the stockade. […]

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