Archives for May 2012

Gordon Hirabayashi to posthumously receive Presidential Medal of Freedom

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama named civil rights icon Gordon Hirabayashi as one of the 13 recipients of this year’s Presidential Medal of Freedom on April 26. The Medal of Freedom is the nation’s highest civilian honor and is presented to individuals who have made especially meritorious contributions to the security or national interests of […]

Japanese government honors Benh Nakajo

The 2012 Northern California Cherry Blossom Queen Program took place on April 14 at the Sundance Kabuki Cinemas in San Francisco’s Japantown. Along with the crowning of Queen Asaki Osato, the program’s longtime chairman, Benh Koreyoshi Nakajo, was also honored. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan bestowed on Nakajo a commendation for his years […]

Police, prosecutors hold town hall meeting on quintuple homicide

(Bay City News) — San Francisco police and prosecutors held a town hall meeting on April 10 to address community concerns about the grisly killing of five people at a home in the city’s Ingleside neighborhood in March and to discuss the latest developments in the case. Three women and two men were found dead […]

SJ: “Creatifying Japantown: Envisioning and Mapping a Vibrant 21st Century Community”

The Japanese American Museum of San Jose (JAMsj) will host “Creatifying Japantown: Envisioning and Mapping a Vibrant 21st Century Community” from 3 to 4 p.m. at the museum, 535 North Fifth St. in Japantown. San Jose State University students created the thematic maps, which depict contemporary Japantown. The series examines “the unique contemporary elements of […]

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