Archives for September 2015

‘Tex’ Nakamura, civil rights advocate who worked with Wayne Collins, dies

Tetsujiro “Tex” Nakamura, a civil rights advocate who became involved in redevelopment issues in Los Angeles’ Little Tokyo after World War II and an attorney who worked closely with attorney Wayne Collins on the World War II Japanese American renunciation cases, the Tokyo Rose Iva Toguri d’Aquino case and the Japanese Latin American cases, passed […]

OBITUARY: Morey Moriyuki Egusa

EGUSA, MOREY MORIYUKI, 95, passed away peacefully on August 20, 2015 surrounded by his family. He was born in Davis, CA and attended Cal Poly San Luis Obispo before settling in French Camp, CA. Morey will be laid to rest by his beloved wife Michie and son Don. He is survived by his sons Bob […]

OBITUARY: Hisako Horikoshi

HORIKOSHI, HISAKO, 99, passed peacefully into God’s hands on August 21, 2015. She was born on March 28, 1916 in Wonsan (Genzan), North Korea, the youngest daughter of Heitaro and Tama Mitamura. Hisako met her future husband, Yoshikazu (Casper) Horikoshi, an ordained Methodist minister, while living in Busan (Fusan), South Korea. She and Casper were […]

OBITUARY: Yone Morishita

MORISHITA, YONE, 100, of San Francisco was born in 1914 in San Jose Japantown. She passed away peacefully on August 13 with family in attendance. Predeceased by her husband George, brothers Tokio and Moffet Ishikawa, and sister May Shimoguchi. Surviving her are son Alan (Michiko) with grandsons Michael and Brian, her daughters, Terry (John) Shimizu […]

NIKKEI ANGEL ISLAND CHRONICLES: Nikkei family makes historic visit to see ancestor’s inscription on Angel Island

「廣島縣安佐郡川內村町溫井ミヤモト 四十五年」 “Miyamoto Nukui Community, Kawauchi Village, Asa District, Hiroshima Prefecture 45th Year” The characters above are carved on a wall on the second floor of the former Angel Island immigration station. On Aug. 7, a group of 16 descendants of Masaru Miyamoto gathered on Angel Island with San Francisco State University Professor Charles Egan to […]

Proposed memorial in S.F. for sex slaves causes divided opinions

A proposal to create a memorial in San Francisco for the so-called “comfort women,” has created a controversy within the city’s Japanese American community following the resolution’s introduction to the city’s Board of Supervisors July 14. The resolution, sponsored by Supervisor Eric Mar of San Francisco’s District 1, urges San Francisco to establish a memorial […]

Protesters rally across Japan against controversial security bills

TOKYO  — Students, mothers and other protesters staged rallies at more than 200 locations across Japan on Aug. 30, calling for the scrapping of controversial security legislation that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe wants to enact to strengthen the role of Japanese forces abroad. A major rally in front of the Diet building in central Tokyo […]

Supes approve resolution against oil train project

SAN JOSE — The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved  a resolution Aug. 25 against a project that would bring trains carrying oil through the county. The proposed rail spur extension project in San Luis Obispo County would allow up to five trains with 80 cars to travel through 40 miles of track […]

JACL criticizes Trump and Bush’s comments on Asians

The Japanese American Citizens League issued a statement Aug. 27 responding to recent remarks Republican presidential candidates Donald Trump and Jeb Bush have made regarding Asians. Bush responded on Aug. 24 to critiques of his previous use of the term “anchor babies” when referring to children of undocumented immigrants who are born in the United […]

Nichi Bei Foundation to present 20th anniversary screenings of Kayo Hatta’s ‘Picture Bride’ Sept. 25 in S.F.’s Japantown

The Nichi Bei Foundation will present two screenings of late director Kayo Hatta’s groundbreaking and award-winning film, “Picture Bride,” on Japanese immigrants (Issei) Friday, Sept. 25 at New People Cinema, 1746 Post St. in San Francisco’s Japantown. Actress Tamlyn Tomita and co-screenwriter Mari Hatta will attend the second screening at 6:30 p.m. “Picture Bride” was […]

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