OBITUARY: Chuzo Harada

Chuzo Harada May 13, 1931 – June 26, 2021 HARADA, CHUZO peacefully passed away surrounded by family on Saturday June 26 at the age of 90, after a valiant battle with cancer. He was a gentle and caring person. Chuzo grew up in Kure-shi, Japan. In the 1960’s he moved to the bay area to […]

OBITUARY: Chris Shinya Tomine

Chris Shinya Tomine March 15, 1944 – June 10, 2021 TOMINE, CHRIS SHINYA passed away on June 10, 2021. Chris was born March 15th, 1944 at the Tule Lake Relocation Center in Northern California. He grew up in Alameda, California, attending elementary and high school there, with fond memories of playing at McKinley Park, across […]

OBITUARY: Allan Takashi Inouye

Allan Takashi Inouye Oct. 24, 1936 – May 26, 2021   INOUYE, ALLAN was born October 24, 1936, and passed away unexpectedly on May 26 2021, at the age of 84. At age 6, the family was relocated and interned during the war along with other families in Jerome, AR and Tule Lake, CA, from […]


Roy Murotsune Aug. 25, 1925 – May 28, 2021 MUROTSUNE, ROY was born in 1925 to Japanese Issei parents, Yasaburo and Shigeno, in the Berryessa area of San Jose. Their family sharecropped bell peppers and cabbage throughout the valley, unable to own land themselves due to California’s Alien Land Laws. He attended San Jose schools, […]

OBITUARY: Dorothy Yuki

Dorothy Yuki YUKI, DOROTHY was born in Watsonville, California. In 1942, Dorothy’s family was sent to the Salinas Assembly Center and later to Poston 1 Japanese internment camp. After camp, Dorothy finished her senior year at Watsonville. She went to San Francisco where she married her husband. The couple settled in Redwood City and had […]

OBITUARY: Sachiko Matsumura

Sachiko Matsumura Dec. 24, 1921 – May 18, 2021 MATSUMURA, SACHIKO passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family last Tuesday evening May 18, 2021. At the age of 99 she joins the love of her life, her husband Paul, and is survived by her four boys Brian, Wayne (Terry), Scott (Linda), Cary and numerous […]

OBITUARY: Kaz Nakamoto

Kaz Nakamoto Jan. 11, 1945 – May 18, 2021 NAKAMOTO, KAZ lost his battle with cancer and passed peacefully with his family at his side on Tuesday, May 18th. He was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather, survived by his wife, Cindy; daughter, Remi (Derek); sons, Jeremy (Jeanie), Tony; and grandchildren, Lucas, Logan, Landry, Noah, […]

OBITUARY: Kazuko Tsuchiya

Kazuko Tsuchiya Sept. 23, 1934 – April 13, 2021 TSUCHIYA, KAZUKO passed away on April 23, 2021 at the age of 86. She was born in Japan and completed her undergraduate study in economics at Aoyama Gakuen University in Tokyo. She came to the U.S. in 1957 with a plan to extend her study in […]

OBITUARY: Tomi (Takakuwa) Gyotoku

Tomi (Takakuwa) Gyotoku Sept. 13, 1931 – May 15, 2021 GYOTOKU, TOMI was born on September 13, 1931 in Los Angeles, CA. She passed away peacefully in her sleep on May 15, 2021 at the age of 89 years old surrounded by family. She is preceded in death by her beloved husband George and her […]

OBITUARY: Hajime Sujishi

Hajime Sujishi Jan. 1, 1925 – May 18, 2021 SUJISHI, HAJIME, also lovingly known as Bachan, passed peacefully at home on May 18, 2021. She was 96 years old. She is survived by her son Ted (Jean Leung), daughter Reiko (Ronald Pang), five grandchildren, and seven great grandchildren.

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