Prominent defense and civil rights attorney honored after his death

Garrick Lew, a prominent San Francisco defense attorney and co-founder of the Asian Law Caucus, passed away on March 19. He was 65. San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi, who clerked for Lew in the 1980s and worked with him on continuing education materials for attorneys, described Lew as a “mentor and hero to so […]

OBITUARY: Yoshitomi Fukushima

FUKUSHIMA, YOSHITOMI, 102, passed away peacefully on January 10, 2015. He touched so many lives on his incredible journey. He was born November 9, 1912 in San Francisco. However, he spent his boyhood years in Japan. He returned to San Francisco as a young man. He later married his wife, Mitsuko, and worked in LA […]

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Wayne Maeda Educational Fund

Please Support the Nichi Bei Foundation’s Wayne Maeda Educational Fund   To honor the spirit and legacy of the late educator, historian, longtime Nichi Bei Times / Nichi Bei Weekly contributing writer and Nichi Bei Foundation founding board member Wayne Maeda, the Nichi Bei Foundation established the Wayne Maeda Educational Fund to help fund educational […]

OBITUARY: Masami Miyamoto

MIYAMOTO, MASAMI, 85, passed away on September 20, 2014. He is survived by his wife Kazuko. Mr. Miyamoto was born in Fukuoka, Japan. His family immigrated to Oakland, Calif. soon after his birth. During the Second World War his family was interned at an internment camp for persons of Japanese ancestry in Topaz, Utah. After […]

Kyle Sayaka Fujiki Tana crowned 2014 Northern Calif. Cherry Blossom Queen

With cherry blossoms in bloom in San Francisco’s Japantown, the 47th annual Cherry Blossom Festival began April 12, and with it, the new queen’s court was named that evening during the queen program at Sundance Kabuki Cinemas. Emcees Jana Katsuyama, a KTVU reporter, and George Kiriyama, a former NBC Bay Area reporter, led the program, […]

NPS solicits public comment on the future of the Tule Lake Unit

The National Park Service held a planning meeting for the general public in San Francisco Japantown regarding the Tule Lake Unit of the World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument. The Sept. 19 meeting, held at Nihonmachi Terrace, is one of more than a dozen that were held along the West Coast, along […]

Asiana Airlines Flight 214 was going nearly 40 mph too slow during descent to SFO

(Bay City News) — National Transportation Safety Board investigators on July 8 were interviewing the four pilots who were in the cockpit of Asiana Airlines Flight 214 when it crashed at San Francisco International Airport on July 6. NTSB Chairman Deborah Hersman said at a news conference in South San Francisco July 8 that the […]

FULL COUNT: Okajima debuts, most doing well, a handful in decline

Nearing the end of the second month of the season, Athletics fans finally got to see the return of lefty specialist Hideki Okajima on May 19 against the Kansas City Royals, two days after he was called up to Oakland. He faced five batters, allowing one walk, one hit, and no runs in his first […]

OBITUARY: Roger Otoji Shiozaki

SHIOZAKI, OTOJI ROGER, 90, Roger, a devoted husband and family man, passed away peacefully in Monterey, Calif. He was born Dec. 12, 1922, and died Feb. 8, 2013. He celebrated his 90th birthday on Dec. 12, 2012 (12/12/12). Roger was a native of Monterey and a product of Monterey grade schools, Monterey High and Salinas […]

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