Bob Moriguchi

Bob Moriguchi, a retired pharmacist, is a volunteer docent at the Japanese American National Museum, located in Little Tokyo in Los Angeles, for the last 10 years. He believes very strongly that everyone, especially the younger Japanese American generation, should know of the struggles with discrimination and racism that the early Issei and Nisei had to endure and overcome. Everyone should also know their family history. Bob has recently completed a book on his family history and his life story, to pass on to his younger family members and close friends.

Updated June 2008

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Patsy Takemoto Mink and Title IX of the 1972 Education Amendments

2012 is the 40th anniversary of the passage of Title IX in 1972 giving women equal opportunity in education and sports in most colleges and universities. There have been numerous articles recently written about the successes of women athletes because of Title IX. However, nothing has been noted about the fight for this civil and gender rights.

One woman who fought doggedly and passionately advocating women’s issues in Congress, including gender rights was PATSY TAKEMOTO MINK (1927-2002). She garnered critical support for the passage of Title IX when at the time there were only eight women who were members ...

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The Story of Ibo no Ito Somen

In the recent May advertising newsletter received from Marukai, the Japanese supermarket chain in Southern California, there was a full page ad for Ibo No Ito Somen, titled, “Japan’s Best Selling Somen for 120 years.” It further explained what it is, what it is made of, how it is made, and why it is so good. Why it caught my eye is the fact that Ibo No Ito Somen was originated by my great-grandfather, Shohachi Moriguchi (1827-1914), and was instrumental in the emigration of the Moriguchi family to the U.S.

The ad stated that the somen was made ...

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