Archives for 2020

Nagasaki A-bomb survivor determined to share memories in English

NAGASAKI, (Kyodo) — Michio Hakariya had been trying to share his experiences of the U.S. atomic bombing of Nagasaki with foreign audiences for some years when he began to feel that his inability to speak directly to them in their own language was blunting his message. Despite his advanced years, the response of the retired […]

State plans to release draft curriculum for ethnic studies education

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond said July 29 that the state Department of Education planned to release a draft model curriculum that week for ethnic studies education. Thurmond said the department would release the draft July 31, taking the first step toward the implementation of an ethnic studies curriculum for K-12 students across […]

Protest calls for end to nuclear weapons on 75th anniversary of Hiroshima bombing

Bay Area nuclear war protesters held their annual rally at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory virtually on Aug. 6, the 75th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima to call for an end to nuclear weapons. The rally started at 8 a.m. Pacific time at https://www.hiroshimanagasaki75.org/events and was part of a national event called “From Hiroshima to […]

OBITUARY: Chizuko Suzie Shimomura

Chizuko Suzie Shimomura Jan. 9, 1936 – July 1, 2020 SHIMOMURA, CHIZUKO SUZIE, age 84, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, July 1, 2020 at her residence in Morgan Hill, California.As a child, her family overcame the racism and discrimination of internment at Tule Lake. This instilled a sense of activism around fairness, equality, and awareness […]

OBITUARY: Fumie Keikoan Satake

Fumie Keikoan Satake Sept. 16, 1923 – Aug. 6, 2020 SATAKE, FUMIE KEIKOAN was born on September 16, 1923 in San Francisco to Saizo and Tomoye Mizota. She was 96 years young when she attained Nirvana on August 6, 2020. She will always be remembered as someone who was full of life, kind to everyone […]

Ohtani falters in return to the mound

OAKLAND, Calif. — With the return of Major League Baseball, Los Angeles Angels two-way star Shohei Ohtani made his much-anticipated return to the mound July 26 in Oakland. Ohtani, a right-handed pitcher and left-handed hitter, made his 2020 pitching debut against the Athletics but failed to get out of the first inning and ultimately lost […]

LETTERS: Sobering Seventy-Five

Dear Editor, Can you hold your breath for one minute, 15 seconds?Seventy-five seconds. One second for every year since atomic bombs were detonated over Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Ask yourself: Are we (all of humanity) capable of living together with respect and humility for other countries and for one another? As the U.S. and Russia continue […]

LETTERS: California vs. Japan on COVID-19

Dear Editor, As of July 20, 2020, California had 7,851 COVID-19 deaths and Japan had 988 deaths. That is a ratio of 7.9 to 1 and the ratio has been increasing daily. California has 40 million people whereas Japan has 126 million people. California has 164,000 square miles of land and Japan has 146,000 square […]

All-Purpose Miso Meat Sauce (Niku Miso) 肉味噌

This easy Miso Meat Sauce (Niku Miso) is a great side dish to go with steamed rice, noodles or lettuce wraps! As a bonus, it’s meal prep friendly! Since I love steamed rice, I always look for tasty small side dishes that can round up the meal. We call these small dishes “Gohan no Okazu” […]

Hibakusha haunted by survivor’s guilt 75 years after the atomic bombings

In the final days of World War II, the United States dropped atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki on Aug. 6 and Aug. 9, 1945, respectively, which forever altered the course of history. While the bombs immediately incinerated the two cities and vast swaths of their populations — resulting in the deaths of an estimated […]

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