Archives for March 2011

LETTERS: CNBC editor tries to dissuade people from aiding victims in Japan

Dear Editor: This morning when I logged onto CNBC’s Website, I came across a poorly-written, insensitively-timed article with the “Do Not Donate Money To Japan” teaser written by Mr. John Carney, just days after the horrific earthquake and tsunami. This is blanket discouragement against donating to Japan disguised as concern over allocation of charitable […]

A call to (bakers’) arms

塵も積もれば山と成る chiri mo tsumoreba yama to naru Even dust amassed will grow into a mountain. As I try to wrap my head around the scale of the events in Japan this proverb has been bouncing around in my mind. I think it is fair to say that if you have any Japanese relatives that at one […]

My Little Love of Ponies

I was born in the ’80s. I was brought up by the miracle of ’90s era-parenting: television. I was a fan of “Cow and Chicken“ and “The Rugrats;” I wanted to be a part of the “Round House“ and “All That“ casts; and, damn it, I really hated Barney, Barbies and My Little Pony because […]

For Some, Ignorance > Compassion

Some of this stuff is tough to stomach, especially when taken in rapid-fire, so please don’t read if you don’t want to be deeply offended.  While most people have expressed compassion toward the victims of the tsunami and earthquake, there are some who thought it would make great material for jokes. For instance Gilbert Gottfried. […]

Message from George Takei on Tsunami/Earthquake

George Takei posted the following on his Website last Friday: “I extend to the people of Japan and especially to those of the Tohoku region my heartfelt sympathy and condolences in the aftermath of the devastation from the earthquake and the subsequent tsunami. The pictures we see on our television news reports are unbelievable — […]

Shaken, but always majestic

One of my regrets from the two years I lived in Japan was that I didn’t get outdoors enough. While teaching English on the JET Program, I stayed in a small city called Yuzawa, located in southernmost Akita Prefecture and nestled in a peaceful countryside of profound natural beauty. I’ve never lived in a place […]

OBITUARY: Marilyn Mitsuye Terada

OBITUARY: TERADA, MARILYN MITSUYE, age 72, born October 24, 1938 in Los Angeles, California and passed away on March 2, 2011. Beloved daughter of the late Teruyoshi and Mary Terada. Dear sister of Minoru (Heidi) Terada and Janis (Gene) Tanaka. Loving aunt to Tracy (Joe) Terada, Martin Terada, Jennifer (Gary) Gacayan and Kirstin Tanaka. Great […]

OBITUARY: Noboru Taguma

TAGUMA, NOBORU, 87, passed away peacefully at his home in West Sacramento, Calif. on March 11, 2011. A native of Broderick, Calif. who was born on April 3, 1923, he retired in the early 1990s after farming tomatoes for 45 years, mostly for Campbell’s Soup, around Clarksburg, Yolo County, Calif. During World War II, he […]

OBITUARY: Kazuko Oda

ODA, KAZUKO, age 92, passed away peacefully in her sleep at home in Berkeley, Calif. on Friday, March 4, 2011. She is survived by her sister Teruko Inouye; brother Nike (Grace) Mitsui; sons, Gary (Judy) Oda, Dennis Oda, Edward (Lois) Oda; daughters Janet (Tom) Sonoda, Caroline (Lester) Ouchida; grandchildren, Russell (Hsiao-Wei) Ouchida, Joanne (David) Sonoda-Yu, […]

Northern California Nisei Athletic Union: San Mateo Ryusei unstoppable at 7-0

  Week 8 – March 5-6 Aye Plus 1 2 F Setai-Cossa 33 47 80 SF Drakes 39 44 83 HIGH SCORERS Setai-Cossa: Chi – 26 Drakes: Sugawara – 26 1 2 F Sac Samurai 43 45 88 Gametime 46 33 79 HIGH SCORERS Samurai: Kwong – 35 Gametime: Blightman – 29 Aye Major 1 […]

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