Archives for May 2015

May 27 Fundraiser at S.F. J-Town’s Pa‘ina Lounge to benefit Soy & Tofu Fest

“TofuPalooza,” a fundraising concert to benefit the fifth annual Northern California Soy and Tofu Festival, will be held Wednesday, May 27, from 7:30 to 10 p.m. at Pa‘ina Lounge, 1865 Post St. next to the Sundance Kabuki Cinemas in San Francisco’s Japantown. Admission is $10. In addition to the entrance fee, a percentage from food […]

LETTERS: Rethinking about Manzanar

Dear Editor, Just a note to thank Martha Nakagawa for her excellent article on the 46th Manzanar Pilgrimage which appeared in Nichi Bei Weekly’s April 30, 2015 edition. Felt like I was there. I especially enjoyed her summary of Satsuki Ina’s keynote speech. Ina is very insightful and made me rethink many things in a […]

OBITUARY: Rosie Miyeko Hori Furusawa

FURUSAWA HORI, ROSIE MIYEKO, 88, of San Francisco, CA passed away at 8:56 pm on Friday, April 24, 2015. Rosie was born in Stockton, CA on September 1, 1926, daughter of Tanekichi Furusawa and Marie Tatsu Furusawa. Rosie’s birth and first 8 years was on a farm where she enjoyed plenty of fresh air, peace […]

OBITUARY: Clifford Toshio Nakajima

NAKAJIMA, TOSHIO CLIFFORD, 89, a longtime Monterey, CA resident, passed away on Tuesday, April 28, 2015 after a long illness. Born in San Francisco, CA on October 7,1925, he was the son of Kichiro and Miyo Nakajima, both from Japan, and the brother of the late Reverend K. Arnold Nakajima. He is survived by his […]

Community welcomes Nikkei Giants at S.F. Japantown reception

Two San Francisco Giants of Japanese descent, whose onfield heroics have energized the fan base to varied levels of frenzy, were welcomed to San Francisco’s Japantown May 7 in an invite-only reception of about 250 guests at the Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Northern California. Flanked by Giants owners Larry Baer and Duane Kurisu […]

RABBIT RAMBLINGS: Grassroots movement halts auction of WWII incarceration artifacts

Editor’s Note: Chizu Omori is a member of the Ad Hoc Committee to Oppose the Sale of Japanese American Historical Artifacts. I have been witness to an amazing event. In case you haven’t heard about it, please check out the Facebook page, “Japanese American History: NOT For Sale.” The page and a petition accompanying it […]

Museum acquires WWII artifacts

The Japanese American National Museum announced at its gala May 2 that it has acquired hundreds of items made by former prisoners of American wartime concentration camps. The Rago Arts and Auction Center in New Jersey had planned on auctioning some 400 artifacts from the late Allen Eaton’s collection April 17, but halted the sale […]

Report suggests JA seniors likely to live longer than other Americans

LOS ANGELES — Nearly one in four “Japanese Americans are 65 and older — nearly twice the proportion of seniors in the overall U.S. population,” a new study by the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research funded by Keiro Senior HealthCare says, citing 2010 Census data. The study found that Japanese Americans are “likelier to […]

Furutani announces CA Senate bid

Warren Furutani is running for state Senate, a statement issued May 2 said. He is running for the 35th Senate District, which encompasses the cities and communities of San Pedro, Wilmington, Carson and West Carson, Torrance, the Harbor Gateway, Gardena, Moneta, Compton, Watts, Lennox, Lawndale, Inglewood and Hawthorne in Southern California. According to the statement, […]

JA org honors those who paved a path home

The National Japanese American Historical Society held its annual awards dinner May 3 at its Military Intelligence Service Historic Learning Center (Building 640) in the San Francisco Presidio. The program, entitled “Journey: Paving Our Way Home,” focused on Japanese Americans whose work helped rebuild post-war lives in both America and Japan. “In the course of […]

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