Archives for June 2017

OBITUARY: George J. Naganuma

NAGANUMA, GEORGE J., 87, born Feb. 19, 1930, of Naganuma Plumbing passed away peacefully May 21, 2017 in San Francisco.

Reporter fired for racist tweet on Sato’s Indy 500 win

ST. LOUIS, Missouri — A Denver Post sportswriter lost his job May 29 after tweeting that he was “uncomfortable” with Japanese driver Takuma Sato winning the Indianapolis 500 on Memorial Day weekend. “Nothing specifically personal, but I am very uncomfortable with a Japanese driver winning the Indianapolis 500 during Memorial Day weekend,” Terry Frei wrote, […]

Japanese American advocate honored

A pioneering Japanese American advocate was granted honorary membership in the State Bar by the California Supreme Court in San Francisco May 24, 63 years after his death. Sei Fujii, who immigrated to the United States as a child in 1903, graduated from law school at the University of Southern California in 1911. But he […]

Two Texas men convicted of assault, hate crime in 2016 attack of Sikh man

Two Texas men have been sentenced to three years in state prison after they pleaded no contest May 18 to felony assault and a hate crime enhancement for a 2016 attack in Richmond, according to Contra Costa County District Attorney Mark Peterson. Chase Little and Colton Leblanc were accused of attacking Maan Singh Khalsa, a […]

4th Circuit Appeals Court blocks travel ban

A federal appeals court in Virginia upheld a lower court order May 25 blocking President Donald Trump’s executive order restricting entry to the U.S. from six predominantly Muslim countries. A 13-judge panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled by a 10-3 vote that the ban is unconstitutional because it targets Muslims on […]