Archives for May 2012

Japanese vice consul charged with 14 counts of domestic violence

SAN MATEO, Calif. (Bay City News Service) — A Japanese diplomat living in San Bruno has been arrested and charged with 14 counts of domestic violence stemming from alleged attacks on his wife, according to the San Mateo County District Attorney’s Office. Yoshiaki Nagaya, 32, on May 7 pleaded not guilty to all charges in […]

THE HEART OF KANJI: Accept and stand firmly

受けて (ukete) means “accept or receive,” and consists of three parts. The top part represents one’s hands and fingers, the middle part represents a boat and the bottom part represents one’s arms. When a boat brings us items or materials, we accept or receive them with our hands, fingers and arms. 立つ (tatsu) means “stand,” […]

OBITUARY: Hideso Neishi

NEISHI, HIDESO, 91, passed away peacefully at his San Leandro home on May 7, 2012. Born on Aug. 1, 1920, in Oakland, Calif., Hideso was the son of the late Sadaichi and Kikue Neishi. He married Julia Seiji on June 10, 1950. He was preceded in death by his wife, Julia; son, Alan; brothers, Torao, […]

OBITUARY: Masami Mizuri

MIZUIRI, MASAMI, passed away peacefully in his sleep on April 21, 2012. During his active 95 years, he enjoyed salmon fishing with friends, bonsai & gardening and visits to the casino. He was involved with the Buddhist Church of San Francisco, Soko Hiroshima Kenjinkai, Boy Scouts Troop 29 and San Francisco Bonsai Club. Masami is […]

OBITUARY: Toshio Tom Koyama

KOYAMA, TOSHIO TOM passed away on May 4, 2012, due to complications from a stroke suffered in September 2011. Tom was born April 15, 1923 and lived his entire life, with the exception of internment in Tulelake, Calif. and Heart Mountain Wyo. during WWII, in Granite Bay Calif. (known as Loomis at the time of […]

OBITUARY: Masaye Hara

HARA, MASAYE the wife of the late Toshiro Hara, passed away on March 22, 2012 in Henderson, Nev. She is survived by her sons, David (Grace), Steven (Victoria), Ken, Paul (Debra), Phillip (Nancy) and daughter Nancy (Stan); 11 grandchildren; and 7 great-grandchildren. A private graveside service will be held on May 19, 2012 at Evergreen […]

OBITUARY: Mary Sawasaki

SAWASAKI, MARY, of San Francisco, died on May 2, 2012 at the home of her youngest son. Mary was born in Chico, Calif., on Jan. 13, 1923, and moved to San Francisco in 1945. Mary was married for 53 years and preceded in death by her husband, Harry, in 2000. She is survived by her […]

OBITUARY: Shigetoshi Iwasaki

IWASAKI, SHIGETOSHI passed away on April 17, 2012 in San Francisco. He was born on May 13, 1923 in Honolulu, Hawai‘i, served with the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, E Company and received his Congressional Gold Medal in November 2011. A retired carpenter, he continued to use his craftsmanship skills to keep busy in his garage […]

UCLA removes ‘internment’ from professorship’s title

LOS ANGELES — Professor David K. Yoo, director of UCLA’s Asian American Studies Center, announced that the endowed chair and professorship of the Asian American Studies Center has been renamed The George and Sakaye Aratani Professor of the Japanese American Incarceration, Redress and Community. “After considerable consultation, Dr. Lane Hirabayashi, who is the current holder […]

OBITUARY: Nellie Fumkio Takeda

TAKEDA, NELLIE FUMIKO, 98, passed away peacefully at home at age 98 with her family at her bedside. A lifelong resident of Alameda, Calif. Nellie was born in Alameda on January 10, 1914, and died May 7, 2012. Nellie joins her loving husband, Bill, and is survived by her six children, Judy (George) Furuichi, Jo […]

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