Archives for 2016

There is no precedent

We must learn from the grave injustices of Manzanar and other World War II incarceration camps — not doom ourselves to repeat one of America’s darkest mistakes. Every national park site has a story to tell us. Some are difficult to hear. But perhaps those are the ones we need to hear most. One such […]

Collective statement by Asian American studies scholars regarding Japanese American ‘Internment’ and a proposed registry of immigrants from Muslim-majority countries

December 3, 2016 (Editor’s Note: Vivian Shaw, University of Texas at Austin; Simeon Man, University of California, San Diego; A. Naomi Paik, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Christen Tsuyuko Sasaki, San Francisco State University; and Yoshinori H. T. Himel, University of California at Davis, along with more than 900 other Asian American studies professors, have signed the following statement): […]

OBITUARY: Ronald Hironori Uyeshima

UYESHIMA, RONALD HIRONORI, 61, aka Trout to a wide circle of friends, a resident of San Mateo, California, passed away Dec. 5, 2016, of complications from pancreatic cancer. Ron was born in Tokyo on Oct. 20, 1955, to Taikyo Uyeshima and Faye Fumiye Uyeshima. He was a man who loved music, books, films, baseball, golf […]

OBITUARY: Takeo Yamamoto

YAMAMOTO, TAKEO, 94, a longtime San Francisco resident, peacefully passed away on Thursday, December 8, 2016. He will be remembered for working tirelessly for the betterment of his family and the Japanese community. Born in San Francisco, California on March 8, 1922, Takeo was the 3rd and youngest child of Usasuke and Yumeyo Yamamoto. He […]

OBITUARY: Shigeko Omori

OMORI, SHIGEKO, 96, passed away peacefully at her home on October 12, 2016. She was preceded in death by her husband, Yoshiharu. She is survived by her children, Ron (Karen), Linda (Nobuo) and Steven (Linda), a niece and nephews. Shigeko was born on August 20, 1920 in Vancouver, Canada and immigrated to the U.S. as […]

OBITUARY: Joyce Michiko Sahara

SAHARA, JOYCE MICHIKO, 74, was born March 15, 1942, in Fresno, CA and passed away peacefully surrounded by family on November 27. She will be greatly missed by her husband Robert Sahara, D.V.M. of Davis, and daughter Jennifer Sahara Dalbec, son-in-law Tim Dalbec, and granddaughter Kelsey of Saratoga, CA. She was preceded in death by […]

Warriors celebrate Asian heritage

OAKLAND, Calif. — On Dec. 1, the Golden State Warriors celebrated Asian Heritage Night at Oracle Arena. Fans were entertained outside the arena by the Shaolin Kung Fu Lion Dance Team of Oakland. Students from the organization started with a lion dance and performed martial arts demonstrations led by Grandmaster Chiu Chi Ling. Chiu is […]

Two Nikkei among Oakland fire victims

Two Japanese Americans are among the 36 victims of the devastating Oakland, Calif. warehouse fire that struck the night of Dec. 2. Jennifer Kiyomi Tanouye, 31, of Oakland, was a music manager at Shazam, a mobile app. Prior to that, she was a manager at Issues, a periodicals store in the city, her LinkedIn profile […]

THE GOCHISO GOURMET: The soul of the kitchen

No, it’s not the Sub Zero French Door refrigerator with the custom paneling, the GE Advantium oven or the six-burner Wolf range. It isn’t even the 15 1/2-quart Le Creuset Dutch oven or the All-Clad copper core eight quart stockpot. It’s the most basic and essential tool in the kitchen, and like the katana was […]

Jury convicts man of killing ex-wife in 2014

A Napa County Superior Court jury convicted a man the afternoon  of Dec. 12 for the first-degree stabbing murder of his ex-wife in 2014. Shozaburo Nakamura, 74, faces 25 years to life in prison for killing Eiko Nakamura in their Napa home in May 2014 and use of a knife. He will be sentenced Jan. […]