The Thoughts of a Family Member Whose Mother Resides at Sakura ICF by Michael Toji As a member of the community whose lone parent resides at the Sakura ICF, I am deeply concerned about the fate of the residents of this once venerable institution in the Japanese / Japanese American community. The pending expiration on February 5th 2021 of the conditions set forth upon the sale to Pacifica and the
he following is a reprint from the October 28, 2017 article in the print edition of The Rafu Shimpo newspaper, and online on April 28, 2020. For Japanese Version, click here. VOICES OF KOREISHA: Coronavirus Prevention for Seniors Posted On April 28, 2020 Columnists By KENJI IRIE, M.D. The coronavirus pandemic does not seem to be slowing down. The situation in Italy is dreadful. The distance between Japan and
Images of the March Rally in Little Tokyo on March 24, 2018.
The following is a reprint from the October 28, 2017 article in the print edition of The Rafu Shimpo newspaper, and online on November 1, 2017. SACRAMENTO — Gov. Jerry Brown on Oct. 19 signed Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi’s Assembly Bill 651, which will strengthen the state attorney general’s oversight over the sale of nonprofit health care facilities, in order to protect and promote access to health care, particularly in immigrant communities.
[KSCA submitted the following article to The Rafu, which published the English version on May 3, 2017. Japanese translation available below.] Let’s think about this for a moment. Years preceding the sale, Keiro was not in financial difficulties according to the annual financial statements. Keiro was making money. Keiro had a waiting list for the retirement home until the announcement to sell. Keiro had about $14 million in endowment
This is a reprint of an article published on the Rafu.com on Feb 11, 2017 Koreisha Senior Care & Advocacy (formerly the Ad Hoc Committee to Save Keiro) protested on Jan. 28 outside the Courtyard Marriott in Century City, urging Pacifica Companies not to increase rents for elderly Japanese Americans. Pacifica, a for-profit real estate development firm that owns the hotel, last year acquired four facilities previously operated by Keiro
On October 15, 2016, Koreisha Senior Care and Advocacy held a public forum, “Visions for Keiro’s Millions”. This forum allowed members of the community to step up and voice how they believe the millions of dollars of donation money and assets from the sale of the 4 properties should be utilized. That money came from the public through years of donations and therefore, belongs to the public. NOT THE KEIRO
This is a reprint of an article published on the Rafu.com on August 31, 2016 There is need to correct the misleading information the Keiro Board has presented to the public in their article “Past, Present and Future of Keiro” (Rafu, 7/13/16). Keiro Board members have stated that the community movement that opposed the sale consisted of a small and inexperienced group of individuals. Facts are that 17,000 members of
This is a reprint of an article published on the Rafu.com on July 8, 2016 Dr. Keiko Ikeda (right) with Rep. Judy Chu at a press conference held by the Ad Hoc Committee to Save Keiro in January. (J.K. YAMAMOTO/Rafu Shimpo) Dear Editor: Mr. Shawn Miyake’s decision to retire from his position as the president and CEO of Keiro opens the door for a change of leadership, one that would