Archives for August 2016

RABBIT RAMBLINGS: Confronting ‘trauma’ at Tule Lake, and a call to action

Another Tule Lake Pilgrimage is over. This last one, held over the Fourth of July weekend, from July 1-4, was the 21st. First held in 1974, this amounts to roughly 42 years of activity, an impressive accomplishment for this biennial gathering. I went several times while I lived in Seattle, and our trusty leader, Stan […]

Tule Lake Pilgrimage honors legacy of resistance, ‘hallowed ground’

Each successive Tule Lake Pilgrimage appears to attract more interest from a wide cross section of people. For 2016, the Tule Lake Committee had to close registrations for the pilgrimage within three days of the announcement, and in an effort to accommodate the increased demand, the all-volunteer committee boosted the number of attendees to 450 […]

LETTERS: Gassho for coverage of Rinban and Rev. Oshita

Dear Editor, You did an exceptionally good job on your June 23 Obon and Summer Festivals Guide edition. It contained many interesting articles and your color photos added much visual appeal. The article that really captured me most was Heather Ito’s retirement story of Reverends Bob and Patti Oshita. Other publications, including the Sacramento Bee, […]

LETTERS: Seeking info on Nikkei buried in Martinez, Calif.

Dear Editor, The Martinez Historical Society has recently discovered the headstone of Mr. Kichigoro (or Yoshigoro) Nogawa (野川吉五良) in a Martinez, (Calif.) cemetery and is trying to locate his family. He passed away on May 9, 1905 and was from Tononyu village, Oshima county in Yamaguchi prefecture (in Japan). If you have any information, please […]

Koike elected Tokyo’s 1st female governor

TOKYO — Former defense minister Yuriko Koike won July 31’s Tokyo gubernatorial election by a wide margin, becoming the first woman to lead the metropolis and taking on the goal of setting the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics up for success. Thanking her supporters in the evening after her victory was clear, Koike, 64, said, […]

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