LETTERS: It’s just personal …

Dear Editor, I am not voting for the Republican nominee for president. There are others like me who will not vote for him for a variety of reasons. It might be something as simple as his acerbic personality or his over-inflated ego. It might be his adoring feelings towards (Russian President Vladimir) Putin or (former […]

Tanforan memorial proposed

SAN BRUNO, Calif. — Tanforan Racetrack in San Bruno was converted into the Tanforan Assembly Center in April 1942. At the height of what the government ultimately concluded as “race prejudice, war hysteria, and a failure of political leadership,” some 8,000 people, most of them American citizens, were held there before being sent to the […]

From the Yamato Colony to ‘Mr. YMCA’

PEARLS: THE FRED Y. HOSHIYAMA STORY As told to Doug Nakashima, edited by Craig Altschul ed. (Chicago: Marshall Jones, 2010, 67 pp., $24.95, paperback) This must be the season for memoirs, and “Pearls: The Fred Y. Hoshiyama Story” is another wonderful addition to “telling” the story of Nisei accomplishments that are often muted or understated […]

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