Archives for November 2016

THE GOCHISO GOURMET: Doin’ a q check: testing out the air fryer

I recently did something I almost never do. I mean, if the Mrs. is watching the flat screen and it happens to be on, I might briefly glimpse at what’s being sold. I’d then either return to the computer or more likely change the station if she abandons it. But I won’t continue to view […]

Handcrafted bamboo art

As 2016 comes to a close, and we look ahead to the new year, who couldn’t use an infusion of “positive energy?” Bamboo Whisperer’s original patented designs are created around the bamboo’s natural characteristics, thus preserving its “harmony.” These items are “100 percent original, hand-crafted, decorative and functional bamboo products.” Bamboo Whisperer’s  products include lamps […]

Mifune honored with star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

LOS ANGELES — A ceremony was held Nov. 15 to unveil a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for the late Japanese actor Toshiro Mifune, who appeared in a number of films directed by Akira Kurosawa. “Next year will be 20 years since Mifune passed away and it is great to know that his […]

Little Tokyo community discusses concerns and fears about Trump

LOS ANGELES — Japanese Americans and friends gathered for a meeting held at the Japanese American National Museum Nov. 13 to discuss their concerns and fears about how President-elect Donald Trump and his administration might affect the nation and this community. Bill Watanabe, retired executive director of the Little Tokyo Service Center, revealed to the […]

Honda loses to Khanna in second contest for 17th Congressional District seat

A longtime South Bay congressional leader is losing his seat to a newcomer in their second contest against each other in the Nov. 8 general election. Rep. Mike Honda has lost the 17th Congressional District seat he’s held for 16 years to attorney Ro Khanna, who led the race about 60 percent to 40 percent, […]

Elections round-up

According to the Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies the United States will have a total of 143 Asian Pacific American leaders following the Nov. 8 elections. All races were referenced by APAICS and statistics were taken from respective election boards unless noted otherwise. Congressional Seats In the United States Senate, Kamala Harris won […]

Transgender Americans are terrified of Trump

Those who have seen me reporting for the paper may have noticed over the last four months that I am a transgender woman. I did not explicitly advertise this fact, given that my gender does not matter when I’m working on an assignment. The stories I write, after all, are not about me. However, with […]

Tule Lake Monument General Plan and Environmental Assessment Meetings

The National Park Service is asking the public to review and comment on the “Tule Lake Unit of WWII Valor in the Pacific National Monument General Management Plan and Environmental Assessment,” Tule Lake Unit, WWII Valor in the Pacific National Monument Superintendent Lawrence J. Whalon, Jr. said in a statement.  The plan “presents the proposed […]

Books to give for any age

Giving books for Christmas is a great idea, although finding the right book for the people on your list can be tricky. Here are a few of my favorites from the Japanese American bookshelf. Young Children “Kika, My First Word Book” by Fukiko Yamamoto; Chronicle Books; 2006 “Mad at Mommy” by Komako Sakai; Arthur A. […]

S.F. Japantown gathering to address post-election climate of hate

To address the hateful rhetoric of the presidential election, and to show solidarity with segments of communities now being targeted nationwide by incidents of hate, the Bay Area Day of Remembrance Consortium and the San Francisco Japantown community will hold en event entitled “UNITED FOR COMPASSION: A Japantown Community Gathering” on Tuesday, Nov. 22, 6 […]

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