Archives for May 2014

THE GREAT UNKNOWN AND THE UNKNOWN GREAT: Queer non-Nikkei figures in Japanese American history (Part III)

Editor’s Note: This is the third part of an ongoing series. If Monika Kehoe fired off an article with barbed comments regarding the U.S. government’s wartime confinement of Japanese Americans, Karon Kehoe launched a bazooka attack in the form of her novel “City in the Sun.” Karon was just 24 years old when she left […]

THE KAERU KID: If it’s Tuesday, this must be…

Editor’s Note: This is the second in a two-part series. The hotel I booked at a frugal price turned out to be quite far from the city center. It also had a strong cigarette stench in the room, besides other deficiencies.  Too late, I learned I could have booked a room for a similar price […]

OBITUARY: Jitsuo ‘Jits, Jay’ Higashi

HIGASHI, JITSUO, “JITS, JAY,” 80, passed away peacefully at home in San Francisco on April 12, 2014. He will be deeply missed by his wife of 47 years Kaye; daughters Julie (Robin Shaw) and Laurie (Craig Takeda); five grandchildren; siblings Yoshie Wong, Sue Hori, Iwao Higashi, and Satoko Yamashita; and many nieces and nephews. Jits […]

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