Archives for December 2017

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 […]

Osaka-S.F. sister city relationship to end

Following San Francisco Mayor Edwin Lee’s formal acceptance Nov. 22 of the memorial dedicated to the so-called “comfort women,” located in the city’s Chinatown, Osaka Mayor Hirofumi Yoshimura said at a Nov. 24 press conference that he would dissolve the two cities’ 60-year-old sister city relationship. The Japanese Imperial Army sexually enslaved women and girls […]

Son of Nisei U.S. soldier looking for kin of 130 Japanese he saved in WWII

TOKYO — The son of a second-generation Japanese American who served in the U.S. forces during World War II is searching for family members of 130 Japanese soldiers and civilians his father saved in the battle of Saipan in 1944. In a recent interview with Kyodo News, Lawrence Kubo, 67, said he is hoping to […]

SFMTA to vote on citywide demand-based parking pricing plan

San Francisco is preparing to adopt demand-based parking rates citywide, meaning drivers could expect to see parking rates surge in some of the city’s busiest areas. The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency board unanimously approved a plan Dec. 5 to expand demand-responsive parking pricing to all city meters. City transportation officials argue the program, which […]

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