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Standup Comic Kuzu Kusano to Perform at SF Sketchfest
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SAN FRANCISCO — Kazu Kusano (www.kazukusano.com) is among the comedians taking part in the 16th annual SF Sketchfest, which runs through Jan. 29 at four San Francisco venues. Kusano will perform on Friday and Saturday, Jan. 27-28, from 9 to 10:30 p.m. at Alamo Drafthouse Cinema-New Mission, 2550 Mission St. She will appear on Friday […]

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Their Aim Is True
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The Japanese American Cultural and Community Center held its annual New Year’s program, “Kotohajime,” on Jan. 8 at the Aratani Theatre in Little Tokyo. Above: The event included the ritual shooting of the arrow, a purification ceremony, performed by Ikkyu of the Los Angeles Kyudo Archery Group. Arpana Dance Company, with Kavadi Chindu, performed Indian dances. […]

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Kennedy Bids Farewell to Japan
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TOKYO — As one of her final acts as U.S. ambassador to Japan, Caroline Kennedy posted a farewell video on Jan. 10. Kennedy, the daughter of the late President John F. Kennedy, was appointed by President Obama and assumed her duties in November 2013. Due to the election of Donald Trump as president, all U.S. ambassadors […]

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2017 – Week 2 Results
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Nisei Athletic Union (NAU) Basketball Games played on January 15th, 19th, and 21st Bell (Thurs) Aye Minor MU Strokers (47) – K. Isa 17, M. Lao 20, M. Nakata 4, C. West, B. Yamasawa, E. Quon 6. Amadeus (56) – M. Shintaku, D. Shintaku, J. Kawaguchi, T. Ling 16, B. Matsuzaki 13, T. Miyamoto 3, […]

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Peter Taub stepping down as head of MCA Performance Programs
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… Schneller's “Sonic Arboretum”; Big Dance Theater's collaboration with Mikhail Baryshnikov, “Man in a Case”; and “Time is Not Even, Space is Not Empty,” a retrospective exhibition with performances by the Japanese-American dance artists Eiko & Koma. No tags for this post.

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Australian Entrepreneur Says He Invented Bitcoin
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Someone or a group of people called "Satoshi Nakamoto" was always associated with the invention of the cryptocurrency, but nobody knew who was behind the name. In 2014, Newsweek said that the bitcoin creator was a 64-year-old Japanese-American … No tags for this post.

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Who created bitcoin? Long mystery still not solved
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One of the most celebrated candidates – to his own dismay – was an unassuming Japanese-American engineer who found himself in the cross-hairs of Newsweek magazine in 2014. A Newsweek cover story fingered Dorian Satoshi Nakamoto, a retired … No tags for this post.

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Tommy Kono, Olympic weightlifting champ, dies at 85
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Kono, who was born in Sacramento and set multiple world records, famously took up the sport of weightlifting as a boy while being held in a Japanese-American internment camp in northern California. Carol and Cliff Hoenstine of Conewago Township pass … No tags for this post.

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Keiro Board Chair Responds to Board of Supervisors' Action
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We have been speaking with and providing information to residents, families, staff, volunteers, supporters and the larger Japanese and Japanese American community about the pending sale since December 2013, through articles in The Rafu Shimpo, … No tags for this post.

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Doubts follow Craig Wright's claims of bitcoin invention
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But it was the similarly-named Japanese-American engineer Dorian Satoshi Nakamoto, who found himself in the center of a media frenzy in 2014, after a Newsweek magazine article identified him as bitcoin's possible founder. The latest twist in the saga … No tags for this post.

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Untold Stories of the National Parks
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And Manzanar War Relocation Center, in California's Owens Valley, served as one of several camps that interned Japanese-American citizens and resident aliens during World War II. Manzanar National Historic Site was the first of the camps to open (in … No tags for this post.

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Bitcoin Mystery: Is Craig Steven Wright Really Satoshi Nakamoto?
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One of the most celebrated candidates — to his own dismay — was an unassuming Japanese-American engineer who found himself in the cross-hairs of Newsweek magazine in 2014. Related: Police Raid Home of Alleged Bitcoin Founder. A Newsweek … No tags for this post.

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LTHS to Screen 'The Crimson Kimono'
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The Little Tokyo Historical Society presents a screening of “The Crimson Kimono” on Sunday, May 15, at 2 p.m. at the Japanese American National Museum's Tateuchi Democracy Forum, First and Central in Little Tokyo. Presented in conjunction with Visual … No tags for this post.

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Tokutomi & Caruthers CPA firm earns Business of the Year
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Treasurer and previous chairman of Salvation Army advisory board of Auburn • Member and past president of the board of the Placer County Office of Education (selected as outstanding board member • Treasurer and past president of the Japanese American … No tags for this post.

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the long lost Atomic Cafe, Little Tokyo's punk haven
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Opened in 1946 in the heart of Little Tokyo, the Atomic Cafe was owned and operated by the Japanese-American Matoba family. For decades, the cafe served chashu ramen, fried rice and other dishes to locals until founders Ito and Minoru Matoba handed … No tags for this post.

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