Letters

LETTERS: Hospice Workshop Addresses the ‘End of Life Journey’

Dear Editor, Nikkei and Retirement had a program entitled “What Is Hospice Care?” on Saturday, April 24, at the Christ United Presbyterian Church. The San Francisco Senior Citizens’ resource directory states, “Hospice is a philosophy of care that accepts dying as a natural part of life, and aims to enhance comfort and quality of life […]

LETTERS: Former Cypress House Resident’s Daughter ‘Open Dialogue’

Note: This letter was sent in response to Betty Kurihara Ozawa’s “No Protection for Ayako Ozawa,’ Former Cypress House Resident” letter to the editor printed March 18, 2010. My mother, Misao Murakawa, has had progressively worse dementia for the past five years since the age of 90. At first, she had simple memory lapses but […]

LETTERS: Memories of Cypress House, aka JASEB Home

Note: This letter was sent in response to Ben Hamamoto’s “JASEB to Stop Operating Homes for Japanese American Seniors” article, Feb. 4, 2010. Dear Editor, After 20-plus years of operation, the Cypress House has many stories to tell. There must be hundreds. This is one of them. My mother, Hede Takao Shirasawa, was a resident […]

LETTERS: ‘No Protection for Ayako Ozawa,’ Former Cypress House Resident

Note: This letter was sent in response to Ben Hamamoto’s “JASEB to Stop Operating Homes for Japanese American Seniors” article, Feb. 4, 2010. From 2000 to 2004, Ayako Ozawa was a resident at Cypress House. On Feb. 18, 2004, 4:30 p.m., Koji and Betty Ozawa, son and daughter-in-law, found Ayako in excruciating pain with severe […]

LETTERS: Diabetes Meeting a Hit, Thanks to Nichi Bei Weekly

Diabetes Meeting a Hit, Thanks to Nichi Bei Weekly Note: This letter was sent in response to “Nikkei and Retirement to Discuss Diabetes on Feb. 27 at the JCCCNC” from Feb. 25, 2010. Dear Editor, Nikkei and Retirement thanks the Nichi Bei Weekly for the article on the diabetes meeting we sponsored last Saturday, Feb. […]

LETTERS: Congratulations on the Launch of the Nichi Bei Weekly

Dear Editor, I wish to congratulate the Nichi Bei Weekly for continuing your publication. It is a vital source of news for the Japanese in California, etc. We have 35 Japanese residents at the Sequoias-San Francisco now. I will urge them to contribute to the Nichi Bei Foundation membership department. Likewise, I will appeal to […]

LETTERS: Helping to Fund the Nichi Bei Weekly

Dear Editor, I’m very glad that the Nichi Bei Weekly is publishing, as it has a critical role and responsibility in maintaining the Japanese community in San Francisco and the Bay Area. I am a recent subscriber of this newspaper and everyone else who wants to have a viable Japanese community needs to also subscribe. […]

LETTERS: Keep JA Press, Culture Vibrant

Dear Editor, I’m very sad to hear the status of the Hokubei Mainichi. However I do like the idea of Nichi Bei Weekly. We as Japanese Americans must be able to keep the Japanese heritage, culture and values alive continuously. Many non-Japanese people do not know things about the Japanese… Newspapers are downsizing and limiting […]

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