Archives for December 2011

A DAY OF INFAMY INCITES LIFETIMES OF ACTIVISM: Two iconic Nisei recall the event that changed the fate of the community

The lives of Japanese Americans would forever be changed following Dec. 7, 1941, the date that President Franklin D. Roosevelt said, “will live in infamy.” For many Nisei, that fateful day left an indelible memory of lives disrupted and changed forever. For two women who grew up in Southern California, this major event in U.S. […]

Call for Accountability for Nov.18th Pepper-Spraying of Peaceful U.C. Davis Students

November 25, 2011 Chancellor Linda P.B. Katehi Fifth floor, Mrak Hall University of California, Davis One Shields Avenue Davis, CA 95616 Dear Chancellor Katehi: The violent pepper-spraying of peaceful U.C. Davis student protestors on November 18th shocked and outraged us, other Americans, and the rest of the world. It was a flashback to the Mississippi […]

Filmmaker launches campaign for ‘Infinity and Chashu Ramen’

Kerwin Berk, director of “The Virtues of Corned Beef Hash,” is working on his most recent film, “Infinity and Chashu Ramen.” The film, set in San Francisco’s modern day Japantown, follows Tenshi (Hiroshi Kashiwagi), an obnoxious 400-year-old spirit with a foul mouth and propensity for petty theft, and Lucy Yamaguchi (Wendy Hyunh), a sweet but […]

OBITUARY: Chiyoko Koga

KOGA, CHIYOKO, 90, of San Francisco passed peacefully in her sleep at Stella’s Care Home on November 22, 2011. She was the daughter of Chitose Moriuchi and leaves behind a daughter, June Canak, and a son, Ken Koga. A ceremony celebrating her life will be scheduled sometime in 2012 with her ashes to be scattered […]

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