LETTERS: It’s just personal …

Dear Editor, I am not voting for the Republican nominee for president. There are others like me who will not vote for him for a variety of reasons. It might be something as simple as his acerbic personality or his over-inflated ego. It might be his adoring feelings towards (Russian President Vladimir) Putin or (former […]

LETTERS: More on the Topaz (Central Utah) incarceration experience

Editor’s Note: The following was sent in response to the article entitled “Prewar Nikkei life depicted.” Dear Editor, In Greg Robinson’s July 21, 2016 book review of Toshio Mori’s  “Yokohama, California,” Robinson writes that, “Indeed, the text nowhere referred to the wartime fate of the author, confined at Topaz (Central Utah) …” Writer Toshio Mori, […]

LETTERS: Gassho for coverage of Rinban and Rev. Oshita

Dear Editor, You did an exceptionally good job on your June 23 Obon and Summer Festivals Guide edition. It contained many interesting articles and your color photos added much visual appeal. The article that really captured me most was Heather Ito’s retirement story of Reverends Bob and Patti Oshita. Other publications, including the Sacramento Bee, […]

LETTERS: Seeking info on Nikkei buried in Martinez, Calif.

Dear Editor, The Martinez Historical Society has recently discovered the headstone of Mr. Kichigoro (or Yoshigoro) Nogawa (野川吉五良) in a Martinez, (Calif.) cemetery and is trying to locate his family. He passed away on May 9, 1905 and was from Tononyu village, Oshima county in Yamaguchi prefecture (in Japan). If you have any information, please […]

LETTERS: Reasons for AAPIs to support Hillary Clinton

Dear Editor: Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders could have unprecedented sway in the upcoming presidential election, and we have compelling reasons to back Hillary Clinton. Asian Americans are the fastest growing population in the U.S. and 15 percent of eligible California voters. Nearly one-third of Asian Americans live in California, and if we throw our […]

LETTERS: Support Yamada for Senate

Dear Editor: We are lucky to have many capable leaders who want to represent us in Sacramento. Serving as your congressman in Washington, there’s a lot of coordination and overlap required to make sure that policies decided in our state and national capitals work in harmony and to the benefit of the people we represent. […]

LETTERS: Webster Street Bridge ‘part and parcel of the Japantown historic and cultural fabric’

Here are two additional substantial reasons why the Webster Street Bridge should not be taken down. The first is that it is a cultural icon. Admittedly not overly beautiful, it is still Japanese in style, and it is part and parcel of the Japantown historic and cultural fabric.  It is better known among locals as […]

LETTERS: Uesugi touched many lives

Editor’s Note: The following comment was posted on www.nichibei.org in response to the article entitled “Dr. Takeo Uesugi, internationally renowned Japanese landscape architect and kunsho recipient, dies,” which was published in the Feb. 4., 2016 issue of the Nichi Bei Weekly. He was a strong influence in ways I didn’t realize for several years. I’m […]

LETTERS: ‘Shrimp Boy’s’ claim ‘suspect’

Editor’s Note: The following letter was originally posted as a comment on nichibei.org in response to the article entitled “Prosecutors say ‘Shrimp Boy’ verdict is fair,” which was published in the Jan. 21, 2016 issue of the Nichi Bei Weekly. Dear Editor, Shrimp Boy’s claim that he renounced crime after 3 days of meditation at […]

LETTERS: Assistant minister in Nara Prefecture has roots in San Jose’s J-Town

Editor’s Note: The following comments were posted on www.nichibei.org in response to the article entitled “The process of becoming a better minister,” which was published in the Jan. 1 issue of the Nichi Bei Weekly. Sensei — What a pleasure to read about your ministry and all that you do for your village. I still […]