obituary

  • Sakaye Aratani of the Aratani Family Foundation dies

    April 11, 2024 by Nichi Bei News

    LOS ANGELES – The Japanese American National Museum issued a statement mourning the March 18, 2024 passing of Sakaye Aratani. Aratani was raised in Gardena, Calif. After Japan bombed Pearl […] READ MORE

  • Penny Chieko Morimoto

    April 11, 2024 by Nichi Bei News

    April 11, 1941 – February 23, 2024 MORIMOTO, PENNY CHIEKO (82) of Monte Sereno, California, passed away peacefully on February 23, 2024, with her children by her side. Born Peni […] READ MORE

  • Edith Sadako Watanabe

    April 11, 2024 by Nichi Bei News

    WATANABE, EDITH SADAKO passed away peacefully on March 5, 2023, just a few months shy of her 100th birthday. She was born on July 12, 1923 in San Francisco to […] READ MORE

  • William H. Muranishi

    April 11, 2024 by Nichi Bei News

    MURANISHI JR., WILLIAM “BILLY” HITOSHI of Berkeley, CA entered into the eternal rest on October 13, 2023. He was a good and considerate friend to all who knew him. Billy […] READ MORE

  • Chieko Yokoe (横江千恵子)

    March 14, 2024 by Nichi Bei News

    YOKOE, CHIEKO (横江千恵子) passed away in the company of friends at a hospice center in San Francisco. She had been battling an aggressive form of breast cancer for two and […] READ MORE

  • Seiichi Yoshida

    March 14, 2024 by Nichi Bei News

    YOSHIDA, SEIICHI of San Mateo, fondly known as Sam, passed peacefully on February 9, 2024 after being diagnosed with Lymphoma in August 2023. Born in Sacramento, CA, Seiichi led a […] READ MORE

  • Setsuko J. Tanaka

    March 14, 2024 by Nichi Bei News

    Nov. 30, 1930 – Feb. 5, 2024 TANAKA, SETSUKO J. died peacefully at home on February 5, 2024. She was born in Santa Maria, California and lived her early years […] READ MORE

  • Hiroshi John Tauchi

    February 29, 2024 by Nichi Bei News

    TAUCHI, HIROSHI JOHN, 94, passed away peacefully in his sleep on February 2. He was a resident of Saratoga, Calif., since 1970. John was born Hiroshi Saiga in Saihaku in […] READ MORE

  • Daisy Uyeda Satoda

    February 15, 2024 by Nichi Bei News

    SATODA, DAISY UYEDA passed away peacefully at her home in San Francisco, surrounded by family, on December 31, 2023. She was born in Watsonville, CA; the sixth of twelve children. […] READ MORE

  • Sumi Nakashima

    February 15, 2024 by Nichi Bei News

    NAKASHIMA, SUMIKO (SUMI) KANAYA passed away peacefully at age 93 on January 9, 2024 in Moraga, CA. Born in Woodinville, WA on June 9, 1930, Sumi was the fifth of […] READ MORE

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