NVC Newsletter


May 2018, Volume 68, Issue 5

Paul Yoshio Hosoda

Paul Yoshio Hosoda was born on January 3, 1924 in Salt Lake City, UT, grew up in St. Anthony, ID, and passed over to new life on April 25, 2018. Still remaining on earth are his devoted wife, Mary I. Hosoda, and sons Harry James and Gordon Paul.

Paul was a member of the 442nd Infantry Regiment, Company F during WWII. During the Korean War he served in the Military Intelligence branch as an interrogator. Later in life he obtained a master's degree in Public Administration, and spent his free time fishing, gardening, tending his fruit trees, teaching karaoke, and baking his signature angel food cake. Warrior, husband, father, sportsman, cook: a man of many talents who will be greatly missed.

James Tadashi Miyamoto

After having pneumonia, James Miyamoto passed away in Everett, WA on May 2, 2018, almost making it to his 97th birthday. Jim was born in Los Angeles on May 31, 1921. He lost his father at age 7, attended parochial school at Maryknoll Catholic church, and graduated from Lincoln HS in 1938. His family was incarcerated at Manzanar in 1942 at the start of WWII. He was drafted into the US Army and served with distinction in France and Italy as a member of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team. After the war, he married Asako (Amy) in Idaho Falls and moved back to Southern California, where they raised their family and lived for 40 years where Jim worked as an autobody repairman. He was fiercely independent, lovable, and courageous.

Jim was preceded in death by his brother Frank and is survived by his sister Aiko; sons David (Terri) and Bob (Deanna); daughter Suzanne; grand-daughters, Katy, Tamra, and Leah; great-granddaughters, Eleanor and Phoebe. He will be buried at a future date next to Asako in Idaho Falls, Idaho. The family suggests donations to: The Southeast Japanese School & Community Center CA https://www.sejscc.org/; St Francis Xavier Chapel - Japanese Catholic Center (formerly Maryknoll) https://www.sejscc.org/; or the Nisei Veteran's Committee http://www.nvcfoundation.org/