Archives for November 2017

Stanford’s Hoji Shinbun project digitizes prewar Japanese American newspapers

Persons interested in preserving Japanese American history from the late 19th century to 1945 will have the opportunity to do the research, thanks to Stanford University’s Hoover Institution. Their Hoji Shinbun Digital Collection project is an ambitious effort to digitize all prewar Japanese newspapers in America, as well as other collections. This will make data […]

Ethnic media outlets discuss intersections of ‘Exclusion’

The Presidio Trust and New America Media held a panel discussion among San Francisco Bay Area ethnic media outlets Oct. 5 at the Presidio Officers’ Club in San Francisco’s Presidio. The panel, entitled “Your Voice Matters” featured ethnic media leaders from a variety of ethnicities and reflected on their respective communites’ parallels to the “Exclusion: […]

APAs gain seats on election day

Several Asian Pacific Americans won their bids for political office during the Nov. 7 election. Ravi Bhalla was elected as mayor of Hoboken, N.J. according to NJ.com. Bhalla faced discrimination attacking him for his Sikh faith during the campaign. Similarly, Jerry Shi and Falguni Patel also won seats to the Edison, N.J. school board despite […]

New America Media, which empowered ethnic media, to close

The board of directors and staff of the nonprofit New America Media, and its parent organization, Pacific News Service, announced in a statement Nov. 1 that the two entities will cease operations by Nov. 30. “Long before terms like civic engagement, youth media, collaborative reporting, and inclusive journalism were in vogue, PNS and NAM were […]

Astros player’s racist gesture on display during World Series

Houston Astros infielder Yulieski Gurriel will be suspended for the first five games of the 2018 MLB season for making a racist gesture Oct. 27 during the World Series. After hitting a home run off the Los Angeles Dodgers right-handed pitcher Yu Darvish during Game 3 at Minute Maid Park in Houston, Gurriel, 33, brought […]

OBITUARY: Fred Utaka Oda

ODA, FRED UTAKA, 94, resident of Watsonville, CA, passed away peacefully on September 27, 2017. Fred was born in Watsonville, CA to parents Tokuzo and Toku Oda who immigrated from Hiroshima, Japan in early 1900. He is survived by his two daughters, Becky Henry (Steve) and Diane Onizuka (Victor), five grandchildren and brothers John Oda […]

OBITUARY: Mike Yoshiaki Niimoto

NIIMOTO, MIKE YOSHIAKI, 87, passed away on October 24, 2017 in San Jose. Born in Hiroshima, Japan, he was in the flower growing business is San Jose for 34 years before he retired. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Yasuyo, his two daughters Jeannie Williams and Linda McReynolds, two son-in-laws, Roger and […]

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