Fukuhara Remembered at Nanka Yamaguchi Kenjinkai’s Shinnenkai


Nanka Yamaguchi Kenjinkai’s 2019 officers (from left): Laura Lee, corresponding secretary; Naomi Suenaka, treasurer; Aki Fukuhara-Vaughn, recording secretary; Florence Ochi, vice president; Arturo Yoshimoto, president.


By J.K. YAMAMOTO, Rafu Staff Writer

MONTEBELLO — The Nanka Yamaguchi Kenjinkai remembered past president Richard Fukuhara at its general meeting and New Year’s luncheon on Feb. 24 at the Quiet Cannon in Montebello.

Fukuhara passed away on Dec. 4 at the age of 74.

His sister, Recording Secretary Aki Fukuhara-Vaughn, called for a silent tribute to him as well as other kenjinkai members who have died over the past year: Ruby Okinaka, Hiroshi Igawa, Yoshinobu Ono, Toshii Osaka, and most recently Dennis Nakamura.