Archives for November 2020

Republican Kim headed to Congress

SANTA ANA, Calif. (City News Service) — Former Assemblywoman Young Kim will be among two Republican House members from Orange County, both female immigrants from South Korea, when the 117th Congress convenes in January. When Kim is sworn in she will join Republican Michelle Steel and Marilyn Strickland, D-Washington, as the first Korean American women […]

OBITUARY: Naomi Yamamoto

Naomi Yamamoto June 1930 – Nov. 2020   YAMAMOTO, NAOMI, loving wife, mother and grandmother, passed away peacefully on November 1, 2020, at the age of 90 in Turlock, CA. Naomi was a wonderful, loving person with a positive outlook on life and she will be truly missed. Naomi was born and raised in San […]

In third trip, Roberts leads Dodgers to first World Series title in 32 years

The third time’s a charm for Los Angeles manager Dave Roberts, who led the Dodgers to their first World Series championship since 1988 Oct. 29, defeating American League champs the Tampa Bay Rays 3-1 in the six-game series. The victory came in Roberts’ third trip to the World Series in four years at the helm […]

San Francisco Japantown businesses receive help, but are far from secure as pandemic ravages economy

San Francisco’s Japantown community has come together to support its retail and restaurants in light of the ongoing pandemic. Such aid has been essential to helping keep many businesses afloat, but a looming threat of evictions for tenants in the Japan Center Malls and the Kinokuniya Building, as well as the unpredictable outlook of the […]

Yaki onigiri (Grilled Rice Balls) 焼きおにぎり

A favorite at izakaya restaurants, yaki onigiri are Japanese grilled rice balls covered in savory soy sauce. With a crispy crust on the outside and soft sticky rice on the inside, these rice balls are simply irresistible and easy to make at home! Today I’m going to share my yaki onigiri (焼きおにぎり) recipe. Yaki means […]

Oakland: School district apologizes for racist word in survey sent to families

OAKLAND, Calif. — Officials with the Oakland Unified School District apologized Oct. 22 for a racist term that was included in a survey sent out to families about returning to in-person learning. The word was derogatory toward people of Asian descent. District officials said they replaced it with appropriate language once they discovered it. How […]

S.F.: New police unit will support crime victims, track hate crimes

A new unit with the San Francisco Police Department will focus on improving trust between residents and officers, San Francisco Mayor London Breed announced Oct. 23. The new Community Liaisons Unit will be made up of five dedicated officers from the department’s Community Engagement Division who will work with residents by supporting victims of crime […]

THE HEART OF KANJI: Human life is very precious

人 (Nin, hito) symbolizes “a person standing.” é–“ (Gen, aida) means “among or between.” 命 (Inochi) means “life.” The top of this character shows a person and the bottom represents a finger. The rectangular character represents a mouth and a person who is bending down. Together this character means a person’s life is maintained by […]

OBITUARY: Sachio Mae

Sachio Mae July 10, 1931 – Aug. 14, 2020 MAE, SACHIO was born in 1931 in Nakazaki, Wakayama, Japan. He immigrated to the U.S. in 1956 with two of his childhood friends. Although they were all trained in Japanese carpentry, his first job in California was picking grapes and pruning vines in Delano, and pruning […]

FANTASTIC VOYAGE: Making my voice heard, even from Japan

On Aug. 28, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced his retirement due to health reasons, and Sept. 16, less than three weeks later, his successor Yoshihide Suga had been named and installed as the new Japanese prime minister. The political system in Japan is such that the prime minister is not determined by popular vote. […]

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