Archives for August 2010

BOOK REVIEW: Cultural politics of Asian American movements

CHAINS OF BABYLON: THE RISE OF ASIAN AMERICA By Daryl J. Maeda  (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2009, 248 pp., $20, paperback) Daryl J. Maeda’s slim book “Chains of Babylon: The Rise of Asian America” is a compelling and quite refreshing examination of the history of Asian American movements in the Vietnam War era. To […]

BOOK REVIEW: Lone Star State Asians, a rich and varied history

ASIAN TEXANS: OUR HISTORIES AND OUR LIVES Edited By Irwin A. Tang (Austin, Texas: The It Works, 2008, 416 pp., $35, hardcover) Who would ever have thought that there were one million persons of Asian ancestry living in Texas? Or that they have had such a stunningly rich and varied history? Well, pardner, this is […]

Exhibit, lecture puts Kanrin Maru into context

With the 150th anniversary of the arrival of the first Japanese ship to America, many groups are seizing the moment to celebrate the establishment of diplomatic relations that paved the way for today’s strong U.S.-Japan alliance. A recent event and ongoing exhibit at the Japan Information Center delve deeper into the reality of the voyage […]


AKAGI, JUN, 87, passed away on July 5, 2010 at Summit Medical Center in Oakland, Calif. due to complications following hip surgery. Jun was born on May 23, 1923, the youngest of 6 children, to Kosaburo and Yae Akagi. He was raised in Berkeley and Stockton and spent most of his adult life in Oakland. […]

OBITUARY: Kenge Takahashi

Takahashi, Kenge, 89, passed away on July 28, 2010 in San Mateo, Calif. He was born on November 24, 1920 in San Mateo. Dearly beloved husband of the late Sachiko Takahashi. Devoted father of Gene (Phylis), Norma (Charles), Jack (Karrie) and Anne (Wilbur). Loving grandfather of Stacy, Bobby and Samantha Takahashi. Predeceased by brother Noboru […]

OBITUARY:Sadako Kawamoto

KAWAMOTO, SADAKO, 82, passed away on Friday, July 30. She was a member of the Southern Alameda Buddhist Church. Born in Hiroshima, Japan, she immigrated to the Bay Area with husband George Kawamoto and their two young children in November of 1959. While raising a family, she had a long career in the flower nursery […]

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