SJ: Parks officials say 50 koi fish missing from Japanese Friendship Garden

Parks officials in San Jose said May 3 they are heartbroken after discovering that 50 koi fish were missing from the Japanese Friendship Garden. Parks officials said in a social media post that the theft of the colorful carp was reported to San Jose police. “The city is heartbroken at the disappearance of these beautiful […]

Zen living in Oakland

OAKLAND, Calif. — Aside from running the renown jazz club and Japanese restaurant Yoshi’s in Oakland, Calif., the club’s owners and former married couple Yoshie Akiba and Kaz Kajimura share a uniquely Japanese home in the Rockridge neighborhood of Oakland. The home, built in the early 1960s next to a great brick Catholic priory, features […]