Mike Honda is our Nikkei of the Year

Mike Honda has had a long and storied career in public service, which started with the Peace Corps in El Salvador to his steady rise up from a teacher, principal, member of the San Jose Planning Commission, San Jose Unified School Board and the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors. He was elected to the […]

Ohio teen’s death raises issue of racial bullying

On Dec. 11, 2014, Emilie Grace Olsen of Hamilton, Ohio took her own life. She left no note, but had messaged friends her final goodbyes earlier by phone. Her father, Marc Olsen, said he had told his 13-year-old daughter’s school about potential bullying she was facing. Emilie, who was adopted from China in 2002, was […]

Bullied 12-year-old Japanese American takes his life

FOLSOM, Calif. — On Dec. 10, about 15 community members and Folsom Middle School parents attended one of three meetings held at the school addressing the death of 12-year-old Ronin Shimizu, who took his own life Dec. 3. According to Folsom Cordova Unified School District Public Information Officer Daniel Thigpen, the meetings served as a […]