Australian Open champ Osaka rises to women’s world No. 1

MELBOURNE (Kyodo) — Naomi Osaka was officially installed as the new women’s world’s No. 1 singles player on Jan. 28 after her weekend victory in the Australian Open final. The 21-year-old Japanese, who has now won the last two Grand Slams, is the first player from Asia to ascend to the top of either the […]

Woman arrested after allegedly walking into ocean with infant

HALF MOON BAY, Calif. — A 36-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder Jan. 15 after San Mateo County sheriff’s deputies found her soaking wet with an infant at Poplar Beach in Half Moon Bay after allegedly walking into the ocean with the baby, sheriff’s officials said. Deputies responded around 3:10 p.m. to […]

‘The Registry’ shows vets fighting to preserve legacy of Military Intelligence Service

“The Registry,” a film highlighting Japanese American soldiers whose exploits with the Military Intelligence Service in World War II helped the Allied Forces defeat Japan, will screen Feb. 23 at 4:45 p.m., during the Nichi Bei Foundation’s eighth annual Films of Remembrance program at the New People Cinema, 1746 Post St., in San Francisco’s Japantown. […]

OBITUARY: Goro “George” Asaki

ASAKI, GORO “GEORGE”, 94, died peacefully in his sleep of natural causes on October 31, 2018 in Ellicott City, MD. Born on December 25, 1923 in Hanford, CA he was one of thirteen children of Japanese immigrant parents, Masuji and Mine Asaki. He was predeceased by his parents and by siblings Shichiro “Tom” Asaki, Teruko […]

OBITUARY: Shizuko Kato

KATO, SHIZUKO, 93, was born on March 18, 1925 in Sacramento and passed away on December 8, 2018 at El Camino Hospital in Mountain View. She was the younger of two daughters of Matsusaburo and Natsuye Kawasaki. Shizuko and her sister, Fumiko went to live with relatives in Wakayama, Japan when they were approximately 2 […]

OBITUARY: Yoshiko “Yo” Teraura

TERAURA, YOSHIKO “YO”, 95, passed away on January 21, 2019. Yoshiko was born on November 18, 1923, in Oakland, CA. She was a very creative, talented individual who enjoyed sewing, knitting, and crocheting. As a young teenager, she and her family spent several months in Japan where she enjoyed learning the art of Japanese dance. […]

OBITUARY: Warren Eijima

EIJIMA, WARREN, 97, passed away peacefully at his home in San Francisco on Jan. 7, 2019, with his children, Richard and Mary, at his side. He is survived by his sister, Hannah Hara (Roy Takeuchi) of San Jose, son Richard (Tami Suzuki), daughter Mary (Robert Kawano), and grandchildren, Riki and Tomi Eijima and Alex and […]

OBITUARY: Etsuko Kohagura

KOHAGURA, ETSUKO, 92, was born in Penryn, CA on January 18, 1926 and passed away peacefully on December 11, 2018. She was born to Sentaro Mikawa and Misao Mikawa-Seo. Etsuko is survived by her son Howard (Bev) Kohagura, daughters Sharon (Wayne) Nakamura and Diane (Mark) Morimune; grandchildren Philrene (Ken) Toney, Audrey (Evan) Oda, Kim (Ben) […]

‘Finding wellness in one’s roots’

Kintsugi Wellness: The Japanese Art of Nourishing Mind, Body, and Spirit By Candice Kumai (New York: Harper Wave, 2018, 336 pp., $29.99 hardcover) Candice Kumai is a well known wellness writer, chef, and content creator who has written a book that is a mixture of memoir, self-help and cookbook. Her recognized contributions to national wellness […]

OBITUARY: Stanley Kazumi Ono

ONO, STANLEY KAZUMI, 79, died from respiratory failure on December 28, 2018. He is survived by wife Junko, son Michael (Norma Bonilla), siblings Gary, Sandi, Victor (Jennifer), Lynda, Guy (Linda) (deceased), Jo Ann (Tim), Judy (Nosuke), Naomi (Allen), Teresa and their families. Stanley, born January 20, 1939, was a lifelong San Franciscan, active and well […]

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