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2016 / A memorial service for Dr. Paul Terasaki in scheduled for 11 am, Mar. 6, at UCLA Royce Hall

Forwarded for the Terasaki Center for Japanese Studies at UCLA We are saddened to share the passing of our longtime supporter and friend, Dr. Paul Terasaki. Dr. Terasaki was born in Los Angeles in 1929. He spent three high school years during World War II interned with his family and other Japanese Americans in...
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2016 / Tribute to Dr. Takeo Uesugi (1940 – 2016)

Renowned landscape architect – Japanese garden designer Dr. Takeo Uesugi passed away at 75 Renowned landscape architect – Japanese garden designer Dr. Takeo Uesugi passed away at the age of 75 on Jan. 26. Dr. Uesugi, professor emeritus of California State Polytechnic University Pomona and Japan’s government medal recipient, had designed and overseen major...
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2016 / Funeral of Dr. Paul Terasaki was held in Santa Monica, Feb. 6

*Funeral services will be held on Saturday, February 6 at 2:00pm at the First United Methodist Church of Santa Monica, 1008 11th Street, Santa Monica, California 90403. *A memorial service is planned for Sunday, March 6, 2016 at UCLA Royce Hall starting at 11:00am. World renowned scientist and benefactor for Japanese American community, Dr....
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2014 / Little Tokyo activist Nancy Kikuchi, 52, passed away

Nancy Kikuchi, active supporter of many organizations in the Japanese American community, passed away on Sept. 10, 2014. She was 52. Kikuchi was involved with Koban (Little Tokyo Public Safety Association), the Tofu Festival, Nisei Week, the Japanese Restaurant Association, Japanese Chamber of Commerce of Southern California, Japanese American Cultural and Community Center, the...
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2014 / Civil right leader Yuri Kochiyama passes away at the age of 93 in Berkeley

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The Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus releases the following statement: Washington, D.C. June 2, 2014 – Yesterday, Yuri Kochiyama, a Japanese American civil rights activist, passed away in Berkeley, California at the age of 93. Members of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC) released the following statements: Congresswoman Judy Chu (CA-27), CAPAC Chair:...
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2013 / Obituary / Masako Wada, widow of Japanese American leader Fred Wada

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Masako Wada, widow of Japanese American community leader Fred Wada, passed away at home in Los Angeles on Oct. 11. She was 100-year-old. Masako Wada was born as Masako Tabata in Utah on March 13, 1913. She was married to Fred Isamu Wada, a businessman and Japanese American community leader, whose life with Masako...
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Senator Inouye rests in Hawaii

The casket of Senator Daniel Inouye was flown to Honolulu, and members of the Hawaii state legislature and the public gathered at the Hawaii State Capitol Rotunda in the evening of Dec 22 to pay their final respects to the late senator. On Dec 23 at 10 am, the final memorial service for Senator...
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UCLA Japanese literature professor Michele Marra passed away. Funeral to be held on March 3, 9:30 AM in Culver City

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UCLA Japanese literature professor Michael / Michele Marra passed away on February 23. He was born on September 3, 1956. He was 54-year-old. His funeral service will be held on Thursday, March 3, 9:30 am at Risen Christ Chapel, Holy Cross Mortuary, 5835 West Slauson Ave, Culver City, CA 90230, (310) 836-5500. Visitation will...
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Funeral service of Mrs. Kazuko Ito, Aug 27, 7PM, Higashi Honganji Temple

The funeral service of Mrs. Kazuko Ito Friday, August 27 from 7:00 pm The Higashi Honganji Buddhist Temple, 505 East Third Street, Los Angeles, CA 90013, (213) 626-4200, www.hhbt-la.org Mrs. Kazuko Ito passed away on August 17, 2010 at the age of 90. Mrs. Ito was the wife of the Late Rinban Horyu Ito of the...
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