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Salute for a 442nd Soldier

Girl Scout Troop 4345 members Kaili Fuchino, Kiara Yoshida, Lyla Brown, Ella Dessert, Jolie Brown salute at the grave of Noboru Kagawa and his wife, Shizue, on May 27. More than 100 scouts from Girl Scout Troop 4345, Boy Scout Troops 683, 242, 719, 378 and Scouts BSA Troop 310G paid tribute to veterans from […]

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Stop Mental Health Stigma in Our Communities Act Introduced in House and Senate

WASHINGTON — Reps. Judy Chu (D-Pasadena) and Grace Napolitano (D-El Monte) were joined by Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii) on May 31 to announce the first bicameral introduction of the Stop Mental Health Stigma in Our Communities Act, which would curb mental health stigma in the Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) community. According […]

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Screening of ‘Only Yesterday’ at Faith UMC

TORRANCE — The Japanese animated feature “Only Yesterday” (1991) will be screened on Sunday, June 11, at 3 p.m. at Faith United Methodist Church, 2115 W. 182nd St. in Torrance. Directed by Isao Takahata, “Only Yesterday” (Japanese title: “Omoide Poro Poro”) is about a 27-year-old office worker who travels to the countryside while reminiscing about her […]

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‘On This Side of the World’ Extended at EWP

Snehal Desai, producing artistic director of East West Players (EWP), the nation’s longest-running Asian American theater and the largest producer of Asian American theatrical works, announces the extension of the world premiere musical “On This Side of the World.” With music and lyrics by Paulo K Tiról and created with and directed by Noam Shapiro, […]

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Kenji Frank Uyetake

Funeral services for the late Kenji Frank Uyetake, 78-year-old, Arkansas-born, resident of Seal Beach, who passed away peacefully on May 22, 2023, will be held on Friday, June 9, 11 a.m. at Gardena Buddhist Church, 1517 W. 166th St., Gardena, Calif.  He is survived by his loving family: wife, Pam Sasuga; sons, Kenny (Amanda) Uyetake […]

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Lorada Hisako Inouye

Lorada Hisako Inouye (101), born on July 17, 1921, in Fresno, Calif., a resident of Los Angeles, passed away peacefully on May 1, 2023. She is preceded in death by her daughter, Marsha (Tara) Kikue. She is survived by her sons, Craig (Karen) and Wayne; grandchild, Akimi; and her brother, George. She is also survived […]

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May Nomura Arakawa

May Nomura Arakawa (91), born on May 8, 1932, in Sacramento, Calif., a resident of Woodland Hills, passed away peacefully on May 13, 2023. She is preceded in death by her loving husband, Wallace Jensaburo Arakawa. She is survived by her daughters, Katherine (Vernon) Yonemura, Joyce (Kurt) Tahira, and Janice (Martin) Arakawa-Hoyt; grandchildren, Kayla, Elizabeth, […]

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Claire Sekiguchi

October 4, 1938 — May 18, 2023 Claire Sekiguchi, beloved wife, devoted mother, and accomplished professional, passed away on May 18, 2023, at the age of 84. She was born to Shizuko and Dr. Henry Kawamoto Sr. on October 4, 1938, in Long Beach and raised in Boyle Heights, Calif. Claire’s vibrant life was centered […]

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A Yearly Clean Sweep in Little Tokyo

The annual Little Tokyo Sparkle, also known as Nancy Kikuchi Volunteer Day, was held May 20 with more than 400 participants of all ages. The program opened in JACCC Plaza with remarks by lead organizers Brian Kito and Steve Nagano and a taiko performance by Walter Nishinaka. After picking up their tools and Little Tokyo […]