Japan

China knows little of Jesus

I have a question for Christians: Of all the nations from which we commonly buy the things we need and want, only China forbids its people to ever hear and be moved by the teaching ...

Pacifism doesn’t ensure peace

I’m sure the peace marchers are sincere in their beliefs (Journal, Sept. 22). In fact, I have never talked to anyone who wanted war. Saying you want peace does not accomplish it. ...

Foreigners take our money

Why? Why should we be required to give taxpayer money to illegals to go to school in California? Why doesn’t Mexico take care of their own people? Why doesn’t Japan give us hel ...

Japanese-trained artist inks tattoo images in Auburn

When Joey Sprawka opened Utopia tattoo parlor in Downtown Auburn two years ago, he wanted to reflect a more positive side of the business. “I wanted to do something different for ...

Nuclear energy just too risky

Nuclear energy is unsafe, risky and stays radioactive for thousands of years. Let’s make sure if the government allocates the proposed $36 billion tax dollars to nuclear energy, ...

Auburnite talks about crisis in Japan

J.J. Tadlock thought it was just another earthquake until he went inside and watched the news. Tadlock, 19, an Auburn resident, was living in Japan, three or four hours from Tokyo ...

Japanese offer precious lessons

Peace be upon you all. This letter is to all our Japanese friends who reside in Auburn and the surrounding communities. I want to first thank you for the great contributions that ...

Japanese exchange student sad to leave, ready to see home

After a two-week visit in Auburn, a group of Japanese exchange students and their teachers will return home today. The students and teachers live in the Japan prefecture of Tochi ...

Say a few prayers

Prayers are needed for Japan, Libya and Charlie Sheen. More good is brought by prayer than this world dreams of. CAROL WALLGREN, Auburn

News of earthquake troubles exchange students in Auburn

News of a devastating earthquake and its resulting tsunami in Japan hit a little closer to Auburn than expected. A classroom full of Japanese exchange students huddled around two ...

Host families wanted to welcome students from afar

It’s a chance to see your hometown through someone else’s eyes and learn about faraway places. Volunteer host families are urgently needed to provide homes to exchange student ...

Martial arts center moves to the next level

The move into a larger facility this month represents another step in a journey that started in childhood for Ron and Dave Joslin. The Joslins unveiled their new Martial Arts Cente ...

Golden State losing its luster

This letter is for those who have an “eat the rich” mentality. Resenting those wealthier than you is the hallmark of a true second-rater. Unfortunately, California is full of ...

Health care for all in great USA

Hooray! A health care plan is on the way, not a perfect one, but a step in the right direction. I was thinking about the past, the “greatest generation” – their WWII fight ...

Auburn’s Sanefuji a master of sushi art

In 1960 San Francisco restaurants serving sushi could be counted on one hand. Still a delicacy known to few outside of Japan, sushi was originally served as a quick food to eat whi ...