Okinawa Marks 50 Years of End to U.S. Rule Amid Protests

By MARI YAMAGUCHI, Associated Press TOKYO — Okinawa Governor Denny Tamaki on Sunday urged Japan’s central government to do more to reduce the U.S. military presence in the southern island group as it marked the 50th anniversary of its return to Japan after 27 years of American rule, amid frustration and bitterness over a lack of support…

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THROUGH THE FIRE: The Worst Boss in the World

By BILL WATANABE I once had a boss that I would nominate as “The Worst Boss in the World.” Perhaps some of you have had terrible bosses that you think are the worst; if you haven’t, then…

RAMBLINGS FROM THE SON OF A PAPER SON: Walter Mitty

By BILL YEE How many of you remember the 1947 Danny Kaye film “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty”? For younger readers, Google the title. There was also a 2013 remake starring Ben Stiller. Walter Mitty in…

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VOX POPULI: Hijacked at Manzanar!

By MO NISHIDA Strong words, you might think. Maybe you’ll think again after reading this. Manzanar has a very important place in my heart. Back in the late ’60s, when our movement was first developing, we were…

VOX POPULI: Through Fire and Ash, 3/30/2011

By BRENTON MORI A fundraiser at Little Tokyo’s 2nd Street Jazz in April 2011 gave me the opportunity to write and recite a spoken-word piece entitled “Through Fire and Ash,” intended to be my tribute to the…

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Jimmie Shigemi Yamamoto

June 20, 1927 – January 11, 2022 Jimmie Shigemi Yamamoto, 92, passed away the morning of January 11, 2022, at his home in Torrance.…

Frank Hiroshi Soyejima

Frank Hiroshi Soyejima, 98, passed away peacefully at his home on March 16, 2020. He was born in Long Beach, Calif., but was raised…

Hanae P. Tanaka

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Mrs. Crystelle S. Nosaka

Mrs. Crystelle S. Nosaka, Kauai, Hawaii-born native, passed away peacefully on April 22, 2022, surrounded by her loving family. She is survived by her…

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