Archives for April 2021

Professor honored for decades championing diversity in journalism

Jon Funabiki wins service award from Northern California chapter of Society of Professional Journalists For five decades, San Francisco State University Professor Jon Funabiki has defended journalists and their work. To offer thanks and appreciation, the Northern California chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists will give him its Distinguished Service to Journalism Award. Funabiki […]

Calif. adopts first statewide ethnic studies curriculum

As America reels from its latest spate of deadly hate crimes and racism, the California State Board of Education on March 18 approved the nation’s first statewide ethnic studies curriculum for high schools, saying the teaching of discrimination and oppression has never been more important. After an eight-hour public meeting March 18 board members voted […]

THE HEART OF KANJI: Each meeting in our life is (a) once in the lifetime chance

人(Jin) means “person.” This character represents the shape of a person. 生 (Sei) means “life.” The bottom lines indicate the ground and the top lines indicate sprouts. 一 (Ichi) means “one.” This represents one finger. 期 (Go) means “term or time.” The left side represents boxes stacked on top of each other and the right […]

RABBIT RAMBLINGS: On hopeful and precarious developments

Since the last year has been so terrible, I haven’t written a regular column in a while. Rather than complain about things, I decided to keep quiet. But we’ve had several positive and hopeful events, the first being the election of President Joe Biden and the very narrow victory of Democrats in Congress, which was […]

Harusame salad (Japanese glass noodle salad) 春雨サラダ

Japanese glass noodle salad (harusame salad) is light, refreshing, low calorie and so flavorful, with a savory and tangy sesame soy vinaigrette. Japanese glass noodle salad, or what we call harusame salad (春雨サラダ) in Japan, is known as a Chinese-style (中華風) salad due to the Chinese origin of glass noodles and the use of sesame […]

Biden, Harris offer solace, denounce racism in Atlanta visit

ATLANTA — President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris offered solace to Asian Americans and denounced the scourge of racism at times hidden “in plain sight” as they visited Atlanta on March 19, just days after a white gunman killed eight people, most of them Asian American women. Addressing the nation after a roughly […]

Suspect in attack on Asian American woman in NYC is arrested

NEW YORK — A parolee convicted of killing his mother nearly two decades ago was arrested on charges including felony assault as a hate crime for attacking an Asian American woman near New York City’s Times Square, police said early March 31. Police said Brandon Elliot, 38, is the man seen on video kicking and […]

Asian woman fights off attacker on San Francisco street

SAN FRANCISCO — A 76-year-old woman from China who fought back against a man who punched her on a downtown San Francisco street corner said the unprovoked attack left her scared and traumatized. Her alleged assailant was arrested March 18. Xiao Zhen Xie told KPIX-TV in a tearful interview she was waiting to cross a […]

OBITUARY: Ronald Katsuyama

Ronald Katsuyama KATSUYAMA, RONALD, 76, passed away peacefully March 2nd with his wife Jane and family by his side after bravely battling cancer. Ron grew up in San Francisco, participating in the Boy Scouts, Troop 12, and graduating from Washington High School. He received his undergraduate degree from U.C. Berkeley and a Ph.D from Vanderbilt […]

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