LETTERS: Rename the Embarcadero Plaza after Yori Wada


Rename the Embarcadero Plaza after Yori Wada

Editor’s Note: The following letter was sent in response to an article that appeared in the Nov. 23, 2017 issue of the Nichi Bei Weekly.

Dear Editor,

Thank you for your article “Remembering S.F. Japantown legend Yori Wada.” It reminded me of just how dedicated and insightful he was. One of our unassuming leaders who was recognized as a kind and visionary person of not only our community but the entire City and State. Given that Justin Herman set out to destroy our community by tearing down our houses and businesses, wouldn’t it be fitting that the plaza that was once named after Herman now be named after a Japantown hero, Yori Wada.


Pat Shiono
San Francisco

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