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SAN JOSE — This Sunday, Oct. 24, on “Asian Pacific America” with Robert Handa: “Asian Pacific America” continues its celebration…

Kitahata Honored as Firefighter of the Year

RAFU STAFF REPORT Capt. Tommy Kitahata was honored on Oct. 13 as the 2020 Firefighter of the Year by the Los Angeles City Firefighter’s Association. “It’s such a great honor. It was nice. The whole thing was a surprise for me,” Kitahata said, speaking to The Rafu Shimpo. Kitahata, a 33-year veteran of the LAFD, was recognized for his hard work and…

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Shizuko Shibata

Mrs. Shizuko Shibata, 101, Clovis, Calif.-born Nisei, long-time resident of Monterey Park, passed away peacefully on…

Fred Atsushi Miwa

June 4, 1932 – October 9, 2021 Fred Atsushi Miwa, 89, passed away peacefully on October…

Betty Matsumoto

Betty Yoshiko Matsumoto, Hawaii-born, resident of Santa Monica, Calif., passed away in her residence on September…

Judge Hiroshi Fujisaki

Retired Judge Hiroshi Fujisaki of the Los Angeles County Superior Court passed away peacefully on October…

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Dr. Stephen Tsuneo Morihisa

Family funeral service for Dr. Stephen Tsuneo Morihisa, 71, a Long Beach-born Sansei who passed away peacefully at the…

Karen Fujiko Hanafusa

Mrs. Karen Fujiko Hanafusa, 75, Minnesota-born native and resident of Long Beach and South San Francisco, Calif., passed away…

Margaret Sumiko Shirai

A memorial service for Margaret Sumiko Shirai, 94-year-old, Waialua, Hawaii-born Nisei, who passed away on September 14, 2021 in…

Frances Eiko Masuda

April 3, 1923 – September 26, 2021 Frances Eiko Masuda passed away peacefully in her sleep on the morning…