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San Jose State gymnast going to Nationals

San Jose State University women’s gymnast Katie Valleau will compete in the 2011 National Collegiate Women’s Gymnastics Championships, which will be held April 15-17, in Cleveland, Ohio. Valleau scored a career-best 9.900 to tie three other gymnasts for first place at the NCAA Corvallis Regional held April 2. In advancing to the championships, the gymnast, […]

A sampling of Bay Area cultural classes

Traditional Japanese Music and Dance Odori (Dance) Ensohza Minyoshu at Crissy Field Center, Presidio, SF Schedule: Sun. (twice a month), 5-7 p.m. Cost: Sessions are free. Students must make a commitment to joining the performance group, which entails costume costs and other occasional fees for training with master teachers. Contact: info@enzohza.org. Training in Japanese folk dance […]

SPORTS BY THE BAY: A semi-preview of the 2011 Giants season

So the offseason is over, spring training is done, and the baseball season has finally begun. What better way for the Giants to start off the season than with a good old shellacking of the Dodgers, right? Well, the Giants ended up losing three out of four against the rivals from down south, but fans […]

STRONG, GENTLE AND BEAUTIFUL: Judo master Keiko Fukuda’s legacy

2011 Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival Co-Grand Marshal Keiko Fukuda photo courtesy of Yuriko Gamo Romer   Despite being the highest ranking female judo master in the world, Keiko Fukuda is relentlessly modest. This year, at age 98, she was honored at the National Japanese American Historical Society awards dinner, and has been selected as […]

NIKKEI INVITATIONAL TRIOS at Serra Bowl on Tuesdays: Results as of March 15

3/23/11 NIKKEI  INVITATIONAL TRIO’S SERRA BOWL DATE: 03/15/2011 2010 – 2011 Week 24 of 30 CURRENT STANDING SEASON STANDING Place Team Name Tm # W L W L 1 Serra Bowl #16 8 1 42 30 36964 2 Team #15 #15 7 2 38 34 36359 3 Torture #05 3 6 42 30 37094 4 […]

Northern California Nisei Athletic Union: Jesters no laughing matter, schools the Shonenz

2011 NCNAU Standings Aye Plus W L GB PF PA x San Francisco Drakes 5 3 – 605 618 x Setai-Cossa 4 3 .5 503 438 x Sacramento Barons 4 3 .5 481 484 Gametime 3 4 1.5 570 560 Sacramento Samurai 2 5 2.5 401 460 Aye Major W L GB PF PA y […]

Northern California Nisei Athletic Union: San Mateo Ryusei unstoppable at 7-0

  Week 8 – March 5-6 Aye Plus 1 2 F Setai-Cossa 33 47 80 SF Drakes 39 44 83 HIGH SCORERS Setai-Cossa: Chi – 26 Drakes: Sugawara – 26 1 2 F Sac Samurai 43 45 88 Gametime 46 33 79 HIGH SCORERS Samurai: Kwong – 35 Gametime: Blightman – 29 Aye Major 1 […]

EBYAL 2010-11 Shaughnessy Tournament Results

EBYAL 2010-11 Shaughnessy Tournament Results as of: 3/6/11 Division GAME Date Week HOME Team Name HOME Team Score Visiting Team Name Visiting Team Score B 03/05/11 Round 1 Ohtani B2 (Miller) 55 BCOYC B1 (Kim) 41 EBFM B1 (Katz) 66 Ohtani B1 (Le) 44 03/06/11 Consolation BCOYC B1 (Kim) 56 Ohtani B1 (Le) 52 Championship […]

Tickets for ‘The A’s Welcome Hideki Matsui & Japanese Heritage Day’ on sale

OAKLAND, Calif. — The Oakland Athletics are set to welcome Japanese baseball legend Hideki “Godzilla” Matsui to the Bay Area on Sunday, April 3 at “The A’s Welcome Hideki Matsui & Japanese Heritage Day” at the Oakland Coliseum, as the A’s take on Japanese superstar Ichiro Suzuki and the Seattle Mariners. The first 10,000 fans […]

Northern California Nisei Athletic Union: San Mateo Ryusei still undefeated in week 7

  Week 7 – February 26-27 Aye Plus 1 2 F Sac Samurai 27 41 68 SF Drakes 29 44 73 HIGH SCORERS Samurai: Irish – 17 Drakes: Uyeda – 23 1 2 F Sac Barons 27 37 64 Setai-Cossa 54 52 106 HIGH SCORERS Barons: M. Hironaka – 26 Setai-Cossa: Chi – 39 Aye […]

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