Mary Urashima, who worked to preserve historic JA settlement, dies

Mary Urashima, who fought to preserve a historic Japanese American settlement in Huntington Beach, Calif., passed away Nov. 20 after a battle with cancer, the LAist reported. Over the last decade, Urashima “built a coalition of supporters from southern California and beyond, who recognized the importance of saving the Wintersburg farm, where three generations of […]

OBITUARY: Keiko Matsuba

Keiko Matsuba Feb. 20, 1950 – Nov. 16, 2022 MATSUBA, KEIKO passed away peacefully on November 16th 2022, surrounded by her family. She was born in Nagasaki Japan and was the daughter of Chizuyo and Tsugio Fujii. She moved to the US at 22 and married Takumi Matsuba at 25. She is survived by her […]

OBITUARY: Marjorie Yoshiko Tsukamoto

Marjorie Yoshiko Tsukamoto March 4, 1937 – Nov. 1, 2022 TSUKAMOTO, MARJORIE “MARGIE” YOSHIKO was born on March 4, 1937 to Bunji and Toki Ikenoue in San Francisco, California. She passed away peacefully on November 1, 2022. Margie spent most of her early years in San Jose, until in 1942 when she was put in […]

OBITUARY: William Isamu Mizono

William Isamu Mizono MIZONO, WILLIAM ISAMU, beloved husband, father, uncle, grandfather and great-grandfather passed away peacefully at the age of 92, surrounded by his family on July 24, 2021 in Walnut Creek, California. Born in San Francisco, he was the youngest son of Saichi and Matsuyo Mizono. In February 1937, in the midst of the […]

OBITUARY: Emiko “Miki” Naito

NAITO, EMIKO “MIKI,” 85, of San Francisco, California passed away on Monday, October 29, 2018. Emiko was born August 16, 1933 in Madera, CA to Eisaku and Tomo Naito. She attended Alpha Grammar School in Madera, CA. In 1942 amid World War II she and her family were interned at the Jerome, Arkansas Interment Camp […]

OBITUARY: Tetsuo “Tets” Ihara

IHARA, TETSUO “TETS,” 93, born on April 15, 1924 of San Francisco passed away surrounded by his loving family and friends on the morning of December 18, 2017. Tets was the second of ten siblings, all native born San Franciscans. Tets began working for the U.S. government while interned at Topaz and continued working for […]

Obituary: Edith Kazue Tanaka

TANAKA, EDITH KAZUE, 92, passed away peacefully at her home in San Francisco on Dec. 7, 2017. She was born in Sacramento on July 31, 1925. She graduated from high school in Tule Lake internment camp. In 1947 she earned her B.S. from the University of Wisconsin in Madison. While in New York training as […]

Kazuo ‘Kay’ Hatsushi

HATSUSHI, KAZUO “KAY,” 86, a resident of Pleasanton since 1971, passed quietly surrounded by his family on Christmas Day, December 25, 2017. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Takiko, his two sons, Mori and Ted, his daughter, Amy Hatsushi-Hughes, his brothers Mutsuro and Satoru Hatsushi, and his sister, Yoko Hiramine. Preceding him […]

OBITUARY: Mike Yoshiaki Niimoto

NIIMOTO, MIKE YOSHIAKI, 87, passed away on October 24, 2017 in San Jose. Born in Hiroshima, Japan, he was in the flower growing business is San Jose for 34 years before he retired. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Yasuyo, his two daughters Jeannie Williams and Linda McReynolds, two son-in-laws, Roger and […]

OBITUARY: Tom Yoshiteru Taniguchi

TANIGUCHI, TOM YOSHITERU, 96, entered into rest on June 22, 2017. Born June 19, 1921 in Fresno CA. Preceded in death by his wife Ruth of 55 years. Survived by son Alan (Marge), daughter Teri, granddaughter Vicki (Grayson) and numerous nieces and nephews. Services has been held.