Archives for October 2013

Families of Japanese immigrants detained on Angel Island during World War II sought

The Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation (AIISF) is researching Japanese immigrants from Hawai‘i and the continental U.S. who were briefly detained on Angel Island during World War II by the U.S. Department of Justice. This research is being funded by the Japanese American Confinement Sites fund of the National Park Service. In addition to the War […]

OBITUARY: Eleanor Sakaye Yoshioka

YOSHIOKA, ELEANOR SAKAYE, 97, passed away peacefully in her sleep, just as she wished, on Sept. 11, 2013. Those who knew her, will be comforted knowing she lived life to the fullest her last few years. Camping, swimming for the first time, and treks all over northern California in a wheelchair kept her and everyone […]

THE GREAT UNKNOWN AND THE UNKNOWN GREAT: Rest of New York: Nikkei adventures as resettlers

This is the second installment of a series on Japanese Americans in what I have dubbed the “Rest of New York,” that is, the various parts of the state that lie outside of the five boroughs of New York City. I noted in the May 2, 2013 issue of the Nichi Bei Weekly that Nikkei […]

FULL COUNT: Season ends for most, handful have a shot a ring

The 2013 regular-season has ended with only a few Japanese and JA players getting a shot this post-season. It’s possible that Kurt Suzuki won’t be on Oakland’s AL Division Series roster with Stephen Vogt and Derek Norris healthy as carrying three catchers is uncommon, but the veteran did hit .303 in 15 games since returning […]

NPS solicits public comment on the future of the Tule Lake Unit

The National Park Service held a planning meeting for the general public in San Francisco Japantown regarding the Tule Lake Unit of the World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument. The Sept. 19 meeting, held at Nihonmachi Terrace, is one of more than a dozen that were held along the West Coast, along […]

S.F. departments, Board of Supervisors approve JCHESS for Japantown

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors endorsed the Japantown Cultural Heritage and Economic Sustainability Strategy at its weekly meeting Oct. 1. The resolution of endorsement officially endorses the JCHESS as city policy as a guiding document for San Francisco’s Japantown. The endorsement followed the city Planning Department’s Historic Preservation Commission and Planning Commission both unanimously […]

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