Archives for November 2013

OBITUARY: GRACE FUMI AKAHOSHI

AKAHOSHI, GRACE FUMI, 100, of San Jose passed away peacefully on Oct. 9, 2013. Born in Walnut Grove, Calif., Grace was the second daughter of Miwa Sano and Niichi “Ben” Noyoshi/Tatsuda. She married the late Joe Yoshiharu Akahoshi in 1937 and moved to San Jose, where she was active at the San Jose Buddhist Church […]

THE GREAT UNKNOWN AND THE UNKNOWN GREAT: Hapa baritone George Hirose’s theatrical story

One of the pleasures of working on “The Great Unknown” is the joy of running across unfamiliar names, looking into their stories, and uncovering information that not only is interesting, but makes the history we study richer and more complex. A case in point is that of George and Arthur Hirose, a pair of hapa […]

PROMISE FULFILLED: Miyahara competes in Ironman contest to honor late friend

Kelly Miyahara is no stranger to elite sporting events, having won one of seven spots in the Ironman World Championship that was held Oct. 12 in Kona, Hawai‘i through the Kona Inspired competition. Despite this, however, she doesn’t consider herself an “elite athlete.” Miyahara was raised in San Ramon, Calif., and is a former Greater […]

Uehara, Tazawa World Series champs with Red Sox

BOSTON (Kyodo) — Japanese closer Koji Uehara got the final three outs in the decisive game and the Boston Red Sox beat the St. Louis Cardinals 6-1 in Game 6 to clinch the World Series on Oct. 30. Jnichi Tazawa uhad one third of an inning of scoreless relief as the Red Sox won the […]

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