Archives for February 2011

The disposable chopstick question: Your hashi or their waribashi?

Internet wacky arrived in my inbox this week in the form of a 16-page PDF entitled “Scarychopstick” courtesy of Nichi Bei Weekly volunteer extraordinaire Amy Hanamoto. In both awkward English and Chinese (the quality of which I cannot speak for), this virtual pamphlet offered a cautionary tale about the horrors of disposable chopsticks. An excerpt: “Possible consequences of using disposable […]

Furutani urges Asian Pacific Americans to action on higher education

State Assemblymember Warren Furutani called for new priorities in California’s colleges on Feb. 15 at the opening session of the Asian Pacific Americans in Higher Education (APAHE) conference. Speaking in the Imperial Ballroom of San Francisco’s Hotel Kabuki, Furutani (D-South Los Angeles County) urged attendees to question the state’s current post-secondary education system. “We have […]

JACL Pacific Southwest regional director Ishii to step down April 30

The Japanese American Citizens League announced Feb. 17 that Craig Ishii, its Pacific Southwest (PSW) regional director, will be leaving the organization as of April 30 of this year. “We support his decision and know that he will become an asset to whatever kind of organization that will be fortunate enough to have him on […]

HONORING ALLIES AND ACTIVISM: A ‘Day of Remembrance’ and déjà vu

The 2011 Bay Area Day of Remembrance opened with the recorded voice of Dr. Cornell West asking the audience, “Who you gonna call?” for righting civil wrongs. The answer wasn’t Ghostbusters. “You gonna call on the regular people,” he declared. The 2011 Bay Area Day of Remembrance (DOR) program featured a wide variety of talent […]

Northern California Nisei Athletic Union: 2011 Standings, Week 5

2011 NCNAU Standings Aye Plus W L GB PF PA Sacramento Barons 3 1 – 278 256 Gametime 3 1 – 343 307 Setai-Cossa 2 2 1 237 217 San Francisco Drakes 1 3 2 290 338 Sacramento Samurai 1 3 2 197 227 Aye Major W L GB PF PA East Bay Court Jesters […]

NIKKEI INVITATIONAL TRIOS at Serra Bowl, Tuesdays: Results as of Feb. 15

NIKKEI  INVITATIONAL TRIO’S SERRA BOWL DATE: 02/15/2011 2010 – 2011 Week 21 of 30 CURRENT STANDING SEASON STANDING Place Team Name Tm # W L W L 1 Team #10 #10 15 6 37 26 Round 3 Winners 2 Torture #05 13 8 39 24 3 Team #03 #03 13 8 30 33 4 Ai […]

OBITUARY: Etsu Kaida

KAIDA ETSU, 95, passed away on Feb. 15, 2011. Born Etsu Murakami in Hollister on Oct. 11, 1915, she was married to Mitsuo Kaida and mother to Joyce (George) Kubota, Ron Kaida and the late Kenneth Kaida. Grandmother to Eric (Karen) Kubota, Kelley Kubota and Garrett (Lily) Kubota and a great-grandmother to 4. Her surviving […]

OBITUARY: Grace Momoye Iwamoto

IWAMOTO, GRACE MOMOYE, 87, died peacefully from complications of Alzheimer’s disease on January 28, 2011. Born on March 21, 1923. She is survived by her daughters Susan Duly and Karen Seto, sons-in-law Tom Duly and Robin Seto, and her only granddaughter, Stephanie Seto. She was the dear wife of the late Douglas Jun Iwamoto. She […]

OBITUARY: Masako Uyeda

UYEDA, MASAKO, 89, was born to eternal life on Thursday, February 10, 2011. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband Tomo (Tom) Uyeda, parents Yoshizo and Chiseko Manji, sisters Lillian Manji of Yuba City and Tatsuno Uchiyama of Japan. She is survived by sons Michael and Jeffery Uyeda and daughter Barbara (Ted) Lim […]

OBITUARY: Tomomi “Tom” Ito

ITO, TOMOMI “TOM,” 90, Passed away Wednesday, January 26, 2011 at home in Berkeley. A native of Fallon, Nevada, and long-time resident of Berkeley. Survived by daughter, Diane Nishioka and husband, Michael; sons, Robert, Kevin, and Richard; sisters, Shizu Matsui, Taka Watanabe and husband, Tak, and Tomi Isono; in-laws, Emi Chikuma and husband, John, and […]