Archives for July 2020

‘DON’T LET US DISAPPEAR’—Youth contest winners urge San Francisco parents to fill out Census

Ethnic Media Services paid for the following advertorial. At a time when San Francisco lags behind the statewide average in census response rates, youth artists and writers have a special message for those who have not yet filled out their forms: “Don’t let us disappear.” The young people spoke at a June 3 virtual awards […]

OBITUARY: Shizu Fujimura

Shizu Fujimura July 30, 1917 – May 25, 2020 FUJIMURA, SHIZU, 102, quietly slipped away in her San Francisco home of 70 years on May 25, 2020. Born in 1917 in Isleton, CA to Utaso and Ai Fujikawa. She is survived by her beloved children Art Sera (Bonnie), Tom Fujimura (Sharon) and Ellie Riley, Grandchildren […]

OBITUARY: Lawson Iichiro Sakai

Lawson Iichiro Sakai Oct. 27, 1923 – June 16, 2020 SAKAI, LAWSON IICHIRO, born October 27, 1923, resident of Morgan Hill, California passed away peacefully on June 16, 2020. Lawson was born and raised in Montebello, California, moved to Colorado for a short time during WWII before enlisting in the army. He served in the […]

S.F. J-Town’s Buchanan Hotel hosting homeless people

As part of San Francisco’s emergency housing program that was implemented March 18, 27 hotels are currently under contract to host homeless people, Chandra Johnson, the director of communications for the San Francisco Human Services Agency, told the Nichi Bei Weekly via e-mail. One of the hotels is the Kimpton Buchanan Hotel on Sutter Street, […]

FINDING YOUR NIKKEI ROOTS: A global pandemic equals a family history opportunity

We certainly are living through unusual times. With the pandemic, most of us are still sheltering in place, wearing masks to the market, and desperately missing physical contact with our closest friends and extended family members. What’s interesting to me is that while many people are stressed with the changes, others are thriving. I’m a […]

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