Dr. Takeo Uesugi, internationally renowned Japanese landscape architect and kunsho recipient, dies

Rev. Dr. Takeo Uesugi, an internationally renowned Japanese landscape architect, professor emeritus at California Polytechnic University, Pomona, and Tenrikyo Church minister, passed away peacefully Jan. 26, 2016 after a courageous bout with cancer. He was 75. “Takeo Uesugi was one of the most important makers of Japanese gardens in North America over the last forty […]

Former radio announcer June-ko Nakagawa receives kunsho

June-ko Nakagawa received The Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Rays at the residence of the Consul General of Japan in San Francisco Masato Watanabe Feb. 10, in honor of decades of service to both the Japanese and Japanese American community. While the emperor normally presents the award to honorees in Japan, Nakagawa […]

Japanese government honors Sen. Daniel Inouye

The Japanese government announced on June 18 that U.S. Sen. Daniel Ken Inouye (D-Hawai‘i) will receive the Grand Cordon of the Order of the Paulownia Flowers, the highest level of National Orders for ordinary foreigners. The award recognizes his continued significance and unprecedented contribution to enhancing goodwill and understanding between the two nations, a statement […]