Archives for July 2012

Man launches petition seeking ‘justice’ for brother’s death

Sho Funai died violently on March 11 at the age of 23, but there is a possibility that the 18-year-old perpetrator, Nikolette Gallo of Rancho Bernardo, Calif., might merely get probation, Funai’s brother Daisuke wrote in his petition on change.org. Sho was walking home on the night of March 11 after celebrating a colleague’s birthday. […]

Remembrance gathering for Jim Hirabayashi, July 28, 2012

A remembrance gathering for the late Jim Hirabayashi, professor S.F. State University, will be held on Saturday, July 28, at the Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Northern California, 1840 Sutter Street in San Francisco. For directions and parking, see: http://www.jcccnc.org/about/contact.htm#driving. Starting at 1:30 pm, the gathering will recall Jim’s life’s work in community, the […]

OBITUARY: Callie Michiko Morizono

MORIZONO, CALLIE MICHIKO, 88, of Berkeley, Calif. passed away peacefully on July 1, 2012, surrounded by her family. She is survived by her husband, Rev. Michael Morizono; their four children, Deanne Myers, John Morizono, Elaine Morizono, Mark Morizono; and their nine grandchildren. A memorial service will be held Saturday, July 28, at 11 a.m., at […]

OBITUARY: Diane Haruko Hayashida

HAYASHIDA, DIANE HARUKO, born in Hoten, Manchuria on May 9, 1930, entered Nirvana on June 23, 2012. Diane attended school in Tsu city, Japan and immigrated to the United States in 1951. She settled in Sacramento and worked at Tom’s Coffee Shop, Governor’s Grill and Edward’s Drapery. During that time, she met the love of […]

OBITUARY: “Irene” Hisako Mitsuyasu

MITSUYASU, HISAKO “IRENE,” 90, passed away June 29, 2012 in Berkeley. A native of Japan, she grew up in Watsonville from age 2, and was a longtime resident of Berkeley. Survived by her daughter, June Mitsuyasu; sons, Ronald, Steven and Eugene Mitsuyasu; sister, Haruno “Helen” Aochi; and grandchildren, Margaret and James Mitsuyasu. Preceded in death […]

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