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:

Starting at 1:30 pm, the gathering will recall Jim’s life’s work in community, the university, theater, friendship and family. It is open to the public; casual dress is requested; light refreshments will be served.

Persons who would like to submit a short testimonial about, or photos of, Jim may e-mail items to
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to: Kimochi, Attn. Scott Ito, 1715 Buchanan Street, San Francisco, CA 94115 Kokoro Assisted Living, Attn. Jimmy Murota, 1881 Bush Street, San Francisco, CA 94109 or the James Akira Hirabayashi “Person For All Seasons” scholarship at San Francisco State University. Donations should be made out to San Francisco State University (put “Hirabayashi Scholarship” in the memo) and sent to Mr. Mark Kelleher, SFSU, 1600 Holloway Avenue, Suite 153, San Francisco, CA 94132.

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