Archives for August 2011

THE GOCHISO GOURMET: Affordable summer sippers

About a month ago, the San Francisco Chronicle highlighted an article entitled “20 World-Class Wines You Should Know, All $20 Or Less,” which got me thinking: “I can also do a list of affordable wines”… Of course, the pockets of the Gochiso Gourmet don’t run as deep as the Chronicle or Hearst Communications, so here’s […]

Japanese comedians beat up female Korean martial artist

South Korean netizens are in an uproar over a popular Japanese variety show that featured three well-known comedians beating up a female Korean martial artist, reports South Korea’s Chosun Daily. According to the report, Soo-young Lim, 27, was seriously injured during what was supposed to be a mock match with the three Japanese comedians on […]

NPS to open confinement site grant applications

The 2012 fiscal year Japanese American Confinement Sites (JACS) Grant applications will be available on the National Park Service’s (NPS) site on Thursday, Sept. 1. The NPS will accept applications through Tuesday, Nov. 1. According to the NPS Website, Congress established the JACS grant to preserve and interpret locations where people of Japanese descent were […]

Nikkei Community Internship program celebrates 10 years, current class

When surveying community programs a decade ago, Japanese American leaders found a lack of meaningful activities for young people. “There had been a vacuum for a long time of new programs (for young people),” said Jon Osaki, the executive director of Japanese Community Youth Council. In an effort to engage Japanese American young people, the […]

OBITUARY: Harvey Maso Kido

KIDO, HARVEY MASAO, born in Ogden, Utah on Feb. 26, 1935, passed away at home on Sunday, Aug. 14, 2011. He is survived by his beloved wife of 41 years, Jean; his sisters, Nancy Nomura of Manteca and JoAnne Hayashida of San Pablo; his nephews, Alan Hayashida Jr. of San Ramon and Rick Hayashida of […]

Nichi Bei September Showdown with the Oakland Athletics (Japanese)

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Nichi Bei September Showdown with the Oakland Athletics

Oakland A’s vs Seattle Mariners Saturday, Sept. 3, 2011 (9/3), 1:05 p.m. At the: Oakland Coliseum ( Coliseum) 7000 Coliseum Way Oakland, CA 94621 Tickets purchased from the Nichi Bei Foundation are Sections 105, 106 and 107 of the Oakland Coliseum. Click here for seating map. Consul General Hiroshi Inomata throws 1st Pitch! Purchase tickets […]

Takahashi Fellows reflect on time spent in Japan

Ten youth recently returned to San Francisco following their trip to Japan, through the inaugural Takahashi Ambassador Youth Fellowship Program, organized by the Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Northern California (JCCCNC) and sponsored by The Henri and Tomoye Takahashi Charitable Foundation. The students are: Mina Han, Owen Iwamasa Angeline Junaedy, Grant Kawahatsu, Yumi Kobayashi, […]

C(API)TOL CORRESPONDENT: Monster APA campaigns set to battle it out in the City

San Francisco’s mayoral race has turned into a Toho Studios version of “All Monsters Attack” with a bevy of political heavyweights poised for a no-holds-barred “Battle Royale” that includes the most impressive lineup of Asian Pacific American (APA) candidates in the history of the 7×7 mile city. The list includes State Senator Leland Yee, Interim […]

Undocumented and Korean at UC Berkeley

When Ju Hong stepped before his class at UC Berkeley to discuss his status as an undocumented immigrant, the response was telling. “A lot of the students were surprised at seeing a yellow face,” says the soft-spoken 22-year-old, who notes there is a trend among many of his peers to equate undocumented with Hispanic. A […]