Archives for June 2019

Japanese Americans say ‘never again’ to plan to detain migrant children

LOS ANGELES — Japanese Americans who claim the Trump administration is repeating the history of Japanese American incarceration during World War II, will on June 22 protest the detention of young migrants who were taken into U.S. custody after crossing the border from Mexico with no legal status. The Fort Sill army base in Lawton, […]

Asian Americans push for representation at Smithsonian Institute

LOS ANGELES — More than 20 years after its founding as a diversity initiative, the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center is working to create a permanent Washington exhibit space where visitors can learn about the contributions Americans of Asia-Pacific descent have made to their country. Hollywood celebrities and politicians representing the Asian Pacific American community […]

Suspect in Sunnyvale car attack charged with hate crimes

SUNNYVALE, Calif. — A man accused of attempted murder after driving into a group of eight people in Sunnyvale last month was charged with hate crimes enhancements in Santa Clara County Superior Court on May 30. Isaiah Peoples, 34, allegedly targeted three people at an El Camino Real crosswalk on April 23 because he perceived […]

Search warrant reveals police sought to monitor journalist’s phone calls before raid

San Francisco police allegedly monitored a journalist’s phone calls in the weeks before they raided his home and office on May 10 to investigate a leaked police report, according to documents released May 31. Journalist Bryan Carmody shared on Twitter a copy of a search warrant, dated March 1, obtained by police that sought to […]

Vicky Mihara Avery, origami artist and business owner, passes

Noted origami artist Vicky Mihara Avery passed away from complications of pancreatic cancer early in the morning May 27, 2019. She was 62. She is survived by her parents Nobuo and Shizuko Mihara, younger siblings Linda and Roger Mihara, husband Matthew Avery, son Christopher James Avery and their two dogs. Mihara Avery, a lifelong San […]

Symposium examines wartime scars

More than three quarters of a century since the forced removal and incarceration of some 120,000 people of Japanese descent in American concentration camps, the Japanese American community still has not fully recovered from the trauma. The day-long event entitled “A Community Fractured: Compliance & Resistance” explored the rifts within the Japanese American community that […]

2 dead as man stabs 16 schoolgirls, 2 adults near Tokyo

KAWASAKI, Japan — Sixteen pupils and two parents waiting with them for their school bus were stabbed by a man wielding knives in Kawasaki near Tokyo on May 28, leaving a girl and a man dead, police and school officials said. The 16 schoolgirls, students at Caritas Elementary School, a private Catholic school in the city, […]

Homicide suspects linked to human remains detained in Beijing

Police in San Francisco have identified two people arrested in connection with human remains found at a home in the city’s Outer Mission neighborhood May 20. According to police, 44-year-old Douglas Lomas and 35-year-old Stephanie Ching were arrested as they were on their way to China. Homeland Security Investigations agents were able to detain them […]

OBITUARY: Haruko Rose Tademaru

TADEMARU, HARUKO ROSE, 100, passed away peacefully on April 22, 2019. Born in Baldwin Park, CA on February 13, 1919, Haruko was valedictorian of both her grammar school and high school, and featured in the book Nisei Voices, which highlighted the first Japanese American valedictorians of California public schools. During World War II, Haruko and […]

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