THE GOCHISO GOURMET: The apple of my eye

For the past several years, along with my usual brown bagged lunch of various cooked vegetables and my hybrid herbal and black tea, I’ve also packed an apple for my daily midday meal. Early in my career, my lunch consisted of a sandwich and some type of vegetable. The side dish eventually morphed into cooked […]

OBITUARY: Tomiye “Tomi” Nakano Iino

IINO, TOMIYE “TOMI” NAKANO, 92, passed peacefully on April 4, 2018. Tomi was predeceased by husband William T. Iino (“Bill”). She is survived by daughters Cheryl (Greg), Leslie (Dale), and Terrie (Scott), grandsons Michael (Kellye) and Riley, and great granddaughters Mina and Faith. A memorial service will be held for close family and friends. Memorial […]

OBITUARY: Emiko Shinagawa

SHINAGAWA, EMIKO, entered into Nirvana at home on Sunday, February 25, 2018 at the age of 88 with her family by her side. “Emi” was born January 7, 1930 in Berkeley, California to parents Shizuo and Kimiyo Sasaki (from Japan), and grew up with older brother Ichiro and younger sister Sachiko. The Sasaki family’s life […]

OBITUARY: Ard Aven Kiyoshi Kozono

KOZONO, ARD AVEN KIYOSHI, 101, passed away at home in Sacramento on March 24, 2018, surrounded by his loving family. “Art” was a retired farmer. Interned at Tule Lake in 1942, he was a WWII MIS veteran, and a VFW and JACL member. He was preceded in death by wife Mary, and by his youngest […]

‘Japanese Babe Ruth’ Shohei Ohtani dominant on the mound, at the plate

In his major league pitching debut in Oakland, Calif. and in his home pitching debut in Anaheim, Shohei Ohtani, the highly touted two-way player from Japan, earned the wins as the Los Angeles Angels beat the Oakland Athletics, 7-4, on April 1 and again, 6-1, on April 8. Sandwiched between his wins, Ohtani belted three […]

Santa Clara Co.: Registrar of voters seeking thousands of workers for June 5 election

The Santa Clara County Registrar of Voters is calling for 5,000 to 6,000 election officers to serve in over 800 polling places around the county for the June 5 election. The registrar is seeking bilingual support in 19 different languages for the 824 polling places that will serve the diverse population of the county. Bilingual […]

Attorney General Becerra files lawsuit over citizenship question on Census

State Attorney General Xavier Becerra filed a lawsuit against the Trump administration March 26 in response to their move to include a question about citizenship in the 2020 Decennial Census for the first time in more than 50 years, saying that such a question could discourage non-citizens from participating. “Adding a question on citizenship threatens […]

Warriors help dedicate Chinatown gym in honor of late Mayor Ed Lee

Children in San Francisco’s Chinatown on March 30 began playing on a recently refurbished basketball court dedicated in honor of the city’s first Asian American mayor, late Mayor Ed Lee. At the dedication ceremony at the Salvation Army’s Chinatown Corp. Community Center at 1450 Powell Street, the center’s gymnasium and indoor basketball court was christened […]

Tea for two

In San Francisco’s Outer Richmond district, Larry Sokyo Tiscornia, 69, and Kimika Soko Takechi, 68, teach tea as members of San Francisco Urasenke Tankokai. The couple met while taking Saturday tea classes with Soko Kobara, founder of the Tankokai, and have since been together, teaching all aspects of the traditional Japanese tea ceremony. Prior to […]

Speaking the language of karate for the Tokyo Olympics

As if fluency in both English and Japanese wasn’t enough, Gakuji Tozaki has used a different type of skill as a means to positively express his Japanese American identity. Through karate, the 26-year-old is aiming to represent the country of his birth in the land of his ancestry in the biggest sporting event in the […]

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