Archives for January 2019

Australian Open champ Osaka rises to women’s world No. 1

MELBOURNE (Kyodo) — Naomi Osaka was officially installed as the new women’s world’s No. 1 singles player on Jan. 28 after her weekend victory in the Australian Open final. The 21-year-old Japanese, who has now won the last two Grand Slams, is the first player from Asia to ascend to the top of either the […]

Educating to remember, 40 years after the first California Day of Remembrance

Carole Hayashino recalled pulling into the Fort Mason parking lot in San Francisco on the morning of Feb. 19, 1979. She was surprised to be greeted by hundreds of people ready to form a caravan headed due south to the former site of the Tanforan Racetrack in San Bruno, Calif. for the state’s first ever […]

Woman arrested after allegedly walking into ocean with infant

HALF MOON BAY, Calif. — A 36-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder Jan. 15 after San Mateo County sheriff’s deputies found her soaking wet with an infant at Poplar Beach in Half Moon Bay after allegedly walking into the ocean with the baby, sheriff’s officials said. Deputies responded around 3:10 p.m. to […]

Next-generation filmmakers help to rediscover incarceration history

During its annual film showcase, the Nichi Bei Foundation will present a series of three short films on the history of the wartime incarceration of Japanese Americans directed by younger generations of filmmakers. Entitled “History Rediscovered,” the short films explore stories that detail the experience of some Japanese Americans during World War II when some […]

South Koreans grieve over death of ‘comfort women’ campaigner

SEOUL — Many South Koreans gathered in Seoul on Jan. 30 to mourn the death of Kim Bok Dong, a human rights activist and a symbolic figure among those who were forced to work as “comfort women” in Japan’s wartime military brothels. Kim, who died Jan. 28 aged 92, had traveled to various places in […]

RABBIT RAMBLINGS: Reminders of gross injustices

As we approach February 19, we will again commemorate the date of the signing of the Executive Order 9066 by President Franklin Roosevelt in 1942, the official order that set into motion the incarceration of the Pacific Coast population of American Japanese for the duration of World War II. In the Bay Area, this will […]

‘The Registry’ shows vets fighting to preserve legacy of Military Intelligence Service

“The Registry,” a film highlighting Japanese American soldiers whose exploits with the Military Intelligence Service in World War II helped the Allied Forces defeat Japan, will screen Feb. 23 at 4:45 p.m., during the Nichi Bei Foundation’s eighth annual Films of Remembrance program at the New People Cinema, 1746 Post St., in San Francisco’s Japantown. […]

OBITUARY: Goro “George” Asaki

ASAKI, GORO “GEORGE”, 94, died peacefully in his sleep of natural causes on October 31, 2018 in Ellicott City, MD. Born on December 25, 1923 in Hanford, CA he was one of thirteen children of Japanese immigrant parents, Masuji and Mine Asaki. He was predeceased by his parents and by siblings Shichiro “Tom” Asaki, Teruko […]

OBITUARY: Shizuko Kato

KATO, SHIZUKO, 93, was born on March 18, 1925 in Sacramento and passed away on December 8, 2018 at El Camino Hospital in Mountain View. She was the younger of two daughters of Matsusaburo and Natsuye Kawasaki. Shizuko and her sister, Fumiko went to live with relatives in Wakayama, Japan when they were approximately 2 […]

OBITUARY: Yoshiko “Yo” Teraura

TERAURA, YOSHIKO “YO”, 95, passed away on January 21, 2019. Yoshiko was born on November 18, 1923, in Oakland, CA. She was a very creative, talented individual who enjoyed sewing, knitting, and crocheting. As a young teenager, she and her family spent several months in Japan where she enjoyed learning the art of Japanese dance. […]

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