Letters

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. […]

LETTERS: In support of the Issei Commemorative Garden

Dear Editor, The Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) joins others in support of the Issei Commemorative Garden. This garden, to be created at the site of the Cottage Row Mini-Park, would serve as a backdrop to a unique neighborhood story and experience. Prior to World War II, the Japantown community was a vibrant residential and […]

LETTERS: Digging deeper

Dear Editor, This is a response to the article entitled “Golden Nursery of San Mateo celebrates its 40th year of blossoming business” by Jasmine Yamanaka (Aug. 18-31, 2016; p. 9). Golden Nursery may be celebrating its 40 years of operation with the Takemori family but Golden Nursery was established before 1976. Masao “Mac” Kawahara and […]

LETTERS: It’s just personal …

Dear Editor, I am not voting for the Republican nominee for president. There are others like me who will not vote for him for a variety of reasons. It might be something as simple as his acerbic personality or his over-inflated ego. It might be his adoring feelings towards (Russian President Vladimir) Putin or (former […]

LETTERS: More on the Topaz (Central Utah) incarceration experience

Editor’s Note: The following was sent in response to the article entitled “Prewar Nikkei life depicted.” Dear Editor, In Greg Robinson’s July 21, 2016 book review of Toshio Mori’s  “Yokohama, California,” Robinson writes that, “Indeed, the text nowhere referred to the wartime fate of the author, confined at Topaz (Central Utah) …” Writer Toshio Mori, […]

LETTERS: Gassho for coverage of Rinban and Rev. Oshita

Dear Editor, You did an exceptionally good job on your June 23 Obon and Summer Festivals Guide edition. It contained many interesting articles and your color photos added much visual appeal. The article that really captured me most was Heather Ito’s retirement story of Reverends Bob and Patti Oshita. Other publications, including the Sacramento Bee, […]

LETTERS: Seeking info on Nikkei buried in Martinez, Calif.

Dear Editor, The Martinez Historical Society has recently discovered the headstone of Mr. Kichigoro (or Yoshigoro) Nogawa (野川吉五良) in a Martinez, (Calif.) cemetery and is trying to locate his family. He passed away on May 9, 1905 and was from Tononyu village, Oshima county in Yamaguchi prefecture (in Japan). If you have any information, please […]

LETTERS: Reasons for AAPIs to support Hillary Clinton

Dear Editor: Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders could have unprecedented sway in the upcoming presidential election, and we have compelling reasons to back Hillary Clinton. Asian Americans are the fastest growing population in the U.S. and 15 percent of eligible California voters. Nearly one-third of Asian Americans live in California, and if we throw our […]

LETTERS: Support Yamada for Senate

Dear Editor: We are lucky to have many capable leaders who want to represent us in Sacramento. Serving as your congressman in Washington, there’s a lot of coordination and overlap required to make sure that policies decided in our state and national capitals work in harmony and to the benefit of the people we represent. […]

LETTERS: Webster Street Bridge ‘part and parcel of the Japantown historic and cultural fabric’

Here are two additional substantial reasons why the Webster Street Bridge should not be taken down. The first is that it is a cultural icon. Admittedly not overly beautiful, it is still Japanese in style, and it is part and parcel of the Japantown historic and cultural fabric.  It is better known among locals as […]

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