Archives for June 2021

Sanpeijiru (Japanese salmon soup) 三平汁

A popular soup from Hokkaido, Sanpeijiru features salted salmon and root vegetables and is cooked in konbu dashi broth. You’ll enjoy this delicate and tasty soup on a cold day! If you’ve had a chance to visit the northernmost island of Japan, Hokkaido (北海道), have you tried the popular regional salmon soup called Sanpeijiru (三平汁)? […]

Japanese joy

Japanese joy. When offered these words separately, Japanese and Japanese Americans understand them, but presented together — as they were at the recent virtual event entitled “The Story Circle of the Japanese Diaspora” — the concept generates a question in the minds of many Nikkei: “What is that?” “I thought it was strange to hear […]

Exhibit of Nisei fiber artist Sekimachi’s work weaves inner life and character

BERKELEY, Calif. — Internationally acclaimed master weaver and fiber artist Kay Sekimachi loves playing with opposing forces: the soft and the rigid, inside and out. The 94-year-old Nisei is the subject of an exhibition entitled “Kay Sekimachi: Geometries,” currently at the Berkeley Art Museum. “Geometries” includes more than 50 objects that were created on the […]

Filipino-Japanese teen Saso wins U.S. Women’s Open

Filipino-Japanese teenager and Japan LPGA Tour player Yuka Saso won the U.S. Women’s Open on June 6, beating Japan’s Nasa Hataoka in a three-hole playoff after the pair finished the final round tied for the lead at 4-under. A dual citizen with a Filipino mother and Japanese father, Saso tied Park Inbee as the youngest […]

OBITUARY: Sachiko Matsumura

Sachiko Matsumura Dec. 24, 1921 – May 18, 2021 MATSUMURA, SACHIKO passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family last Tuesday evening May 18, 2021. At the age of 99 she joins the love of her life, her husband Paul, and is survived by her four boys Brian, Wayne (Terry), Scott (Linda), Cary and numerous […]

OBITUARY: Kaz Nakamoto

Kaz Nakamoto Jan. 11, 1945 – May 18, 2021 NAKAMOTO, KAZ lost his battle with cancer and passed peacefully with his family at his side on Tuesday, May 18th. He was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather, survived by his wife, Cindy; daughter, Remi (Derek); sons, Jeremy (Jeanie), Tony; and grandchildren, Lucas, Logan, Landry, Noah, […]

More Americans believe anti-Asian hate rising

WASHINGTON — A majority of Americans across racial and ethnic groups believe discrimination has worsened in the last year against Asian Americans, who became the target of attacks after being unfairly blamed for the coronavirus pandemic. A poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research finds 60% of Americans say discrimination against Asian […]

FBI releases ads asking hate crime victims to come forward

SAN FRANCISCO — The FBI’s San Francisco office launched a publicity campaign to encourage the victims of hate crimes to come forward, federal officials announced May 6. The bureau placed an ad on a city train that reads “Speak Up, Be Heard, Report Now. Report Hate Crimes to the FBI.” The ad also lists a […]

SamTrans featuring anti-racism artwork on buses, shelters

SamTrans launched a series of anti-racism artwork the first week of June that is being displayed on the transit agency’s buses and shelters around San Mateo County. Calling it an “effort to show its commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion” following increasing numbers of hate crime attacks on the Asian American and Pacific Islander community, […]

Man charged with hate crime for threats against Asian postal worker

DALY CITY, Calif. — A 26-year-old Oakland man has been charged for an alleged hate crime in Daly City against a U.S. Postal Service worker who is an Asian American, San Mateo County prosecutors said June 8. Lamont Demetrius West Verdon was charged with making criminal threats with a hate crime enhancement as well as […]

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