Archives for November 2014

Asian Pacific American election roundup

Asian Americans made considerable inroads into California’s political scene, especially among statewide elections and the State Assembly races with the Nov. 4 election. The following are the unofficial results of several races featuring Asian American candidates in California, some pending provisional ballots. Statewide contests For statewide contest, several Asian Americans maintain a heavy presence in […]

U.S. mid-term polls: The only Indian American Congressman Ami Bera might lose

Editor’s Note: This article was published Nov. 4.  As Americans go to their mid-term polls on Tuesday 4 November, Democrats are bracing for bad news. The president’s popularity ratings are low and Democrats might lose control of the Senate. For Indian Americans there might be worse news from the House of Representatives. Ami Bera, the […]

David Ige wins Hawai‘i gubernatorial race

LOS ANGELES — Democrat David Ige, a third-generation Japanese American, won the gubernatorial election in Hawai‘i on Nov. 4, beating Republican Duke Aiona and other candidates, according to U.S. media reports. The 57-year-old state senator will be the second Hawai‘i governor of Japanese descent, following George Ariyoshi who served three four-year terms from 1974 in […]

Honda leads Khanna in 17th Congressional District

SAN JOSE — Rep. Mike Honda, D-San Jose, remained ahead early Nov. 5 despite a spirited challenge by fellow Democrat Ro Khanna to represent the 17th Congressional District. Honda, elected to the seat in the U.S. House of Representatives in 2000, was leading 52.2 percent to 47.8 percent over Khanna with 355 of 355 precincts […]

OBITUARY: Jimmy H. Shikuzawa

SHIKUZAWA, JIMMY H., 90, born March 30, 1924, passed peacefully Oct. 30, 2014 with daughters Amy Wong, Linda Joy Nishimura & Patricia Shikuzawa surrounding him. Survived by sister, Yoshiko Goto & grand- daughters, Amanda, Shannon, Christiana & Natalie. Enjoyed 90 years of loving his family, friends & fishing, he is reunited with his dear wife, Kumi. […]

The evolving face of Nikkei media

  The media landscape was forever changed in the 21st century as readership increasingly moved online and economic hardships in the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis rocked the world. Media outlets serving Japanese speakers and Japanese Americans did not escape the turmoil either. Within the last five years, the San Francisco Bay Area has […]

OBITUARY: Peter Mitsuru Asano

ASANO, PETER MITSURU, 81, was born on November 28, 1932 in San Francisco to Shichinosuke (former editor and publisher of the Nichi Bei Times) and Naka Asano. He passed away unexpectedly on October 19, 2014 at the age of 81 years old leaving his loving and devoted wife of 56 years Violet and their three […]

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