Archives for July 2011

Ume plum ‘season’ in the Bay Area

In early May as the first strawberries are getting everyone excited about fruit again my anticipation is instead devoted singularly to ume plums. Ume season in Japan falls around the end of June whereas here in the Bay Area the fruits seem to find their way to market around the end of May or early […]

‘Bridging the Gap’: In Conversation with Sansei Musician/Producer/Songwriter Michael Sasaki & Nisei Educator/Writer/Performer George Yoshida

Part 1: Michael Sasaki I’m sitting in the frigid cold of an air that has been conditioned to make the arms on your hair stand on end. While awaiting the arrival of my two interviewees, I am in familiar territory. The Peet’s Coffee & Tea location in which I find myself, employed me not but […]

Parents of multiracial youth sought as survey participants

Susan Lambe Sariñana, a doctoral candidate at University of Massachusetts Boston’s Clinical Psychology program, is conducting a study on parenting multiracial youth (ages 3 to 22), and is searching for participants. Survey respondents would be asked questions via an online questionnaire about their thoughts on race, ethnicity and culture, as well as questions about their […]

Taking the world by storm, B’z ready to rock

Japan’s best-selling band is back to perform at The Fillmore. The legendary two-man rock band B’z will rock out in San Francisco on Friday, July 22, the second of three venues on their North American tour, “B’z LIVE-GYM 2011 -long time no see-.” B’z will perform in Vancouver on Wednesday, July 20 and in Los […]

UCLA student sheds light on shadow population Freedom from Fear awardee unveiled undocumented status at LA’s City Hall

The night before he announced he was undocumented on the steps of Los Angeles City Hall, Freedom from Fear Award winner David Cho wrote a farewell letter to his friends and family in case he was deported once it became known that he didn’t have the papers to live legally in the United States. “I didn’t know what would […]

Management of San Francisco Japantown theater changes hands

The San Francisco Film Society (SFFS) announced on June 22 that the New People Cinema, located in San Francisco Japantown’s New People building, will become a permanent home to the film society. The SFFS has been searching for a permanent home for its yearlong showings as well as its two-week long San Francisco International Film […]

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