Archives for July 2018

Despite disappointment, Japan can take pride

ROSTOV-ON-DON, Russia — Following a tumultuous and at-times controversial journey to the knockout stage, Japan came close to reaching their first-ever World Cup quarterfinals on July 2 before having their hearts broken by a last-gasp Belgium goal. In a turn of events few would have predicted, the Samurai Blue fought their way to a 2-0 […]

Japanese Americans condemn Trump Executive Order detaining families

Los Angeles’ Nikkei Progressives and San Francisco/Bay Area’s Nikkei Resisters condemn the Trump Administration’s “zero tolerance” policy that has separated children from parents and placed them in child detention centers. This executive order follows several months of tearing children from their parents and jailing them in so-called “tender age” facilities. Despite Trump’s latest executive order […]

Critics oppose Trump’s plan for Arkansas detention site

Three prominent natives of Arkansas expressed strong opposition to a plan by the Trump administration to study two sites in Arkansas for development as temporary facilities to imprison children of undocumented immigrants and refugees who were arrested and detained by immigration and border agents. One site is the Little Rock Air Force Base and the […]

Politicians, advocacy groups respond to travel ban ruling

The U.S. Supreme Court by a 5-4 vote June 26 upheld the third version of President Donald Trump’s travel ban restricting entry from five predominantly Muslim countries. The high court overturned a decision in which the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco blocked part of the ban last year. The case began […]

OBITUARY: Mary (Merry) Hisako Matsuno

MATSUNO, MARY (MERRY) HISAKO, 90, born December 31, 1927 passed away peacefully on Monday, June 11, 2018 at Kaiser Hospital in San Francisco, California. Loving wife of James “Jinx” Matsuno, deceased. A San Francisco native, Mary was the daughter of Ichiro and Shige Kataoka, owners of the Aki Hotel and Aki Travel Service. They had […]

OBITUARY: Richard “Dick” M. Fujii

FUJII, RICHARD “DICK” M., 76. It is with great sadness that the family of Richard M. Fujii announces his passing on Wednesday May 30, 2018. His family was by his side after a short battle with cancer. Dick is preceded in death by his parents Masuji and Hiro Fujii. He is survived by Jane, his […]

Evolving and interactive Soy and Tofu Festival highlights the variety of the bean

In its annual mission to share the many applications of soy with the general public, the Northern California Soy and Tofu Festival welcomed soy aficionados back to The Event Center at Saint Mary’s Cathedral June 30 in San Francisco. With expanded cooking demonstrations and activities, the eighth annual fundraiser for the Nichi Bei Foundation invited […]

Berkeley man charged with hate crime for alleged rock attack on Asian man

BERKELEY, Calif. —A homeless Hispanic man was charged June 21 with assault with a deadly weapon and a hate crime enhancement for alleging attacking an Asian American man with a rock in downtown Berkeley the morning of June 19, prosecutors and police said. Jeffrey Pachingger, 38, voluntarily came to the Berkeley Police Department after the […]

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