Yumi Lambert

by stlucas on May 23, 2017

Birth Name: Laura Yumi Lambert

Place of Birth: Brussels, Belgium

Date of Birth: April 11, 1995

Ethnicity: Japanese (paternal grandmother), Belgian [likely Walloon]

Yumi Lambert is a Belgian model.

Yumi was raised in Jodoigne, Belgium, and speaks fluent French. Yumi’s paternal grandmother is Japanese, and the rest of her family is Belgian.

Sources: http://www.vogue.com

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Nichole Bloom

by stlucas on May 16, 2017

Birth Name: Nichole Sakura O’Connor

Place of Birth: Santa Clara, California, United States

Date of Birth: December 15, 1989

*Irish (father)
*Japanese (mother)

Nichole Bloom is an American actress and model.

Nichole is the daughter of Kinuko (Mizuno) and Michael T. O’Connor. Her father has Irish ancestry. Her mother is Japanese.

Nichole has stated:

My mom gets excited for me most. Her side of the family is all in Japan, so they don’t see anything I do. She won’t watch certain scenes I do more than once. It can be uncomfortable for her. She’s really a conservative, old-fashioned Japanese woman.

Sources: Birth record of Nichole Bloom – http://www.familysearch.org


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Ian Anthony Dale

by stlucas on April 30, 2017

Place of Birth: Saint Paul, Ramsey, Minnesota, United States

Date of Birth: July 3, 1978

*English, German, French-Canadian (father)
*Japanese, possibly some Portuguese (mother)

Ian Anthony Dale is an American actor.

Ian is the son of Olga Beatriz (Guterres) and John Byron Dale.

Ian’s father was born in Minnesota, of English, German, and French-Canadian descent. Ian’s mother was born in Kobe, Japan, and moved to the U.S. at the age of seventeen. Her surname, “Guterres”, might indicate some Portuguese ancestry, possibly from East Timor. Ian’s parents are pictured here.

Ian’s paternal grandfather was Landis Raymond Dale (the son of Raymond Dale and Katherine/Catherine Thilgen/Jelgen). Ian’s great-grandfather Raymond was the son of James Burton Dale and Laura Alice Oxford. Katherine was the daughter of Philip Thilgen and Annie, who were from Germany.

Ian’s paternal grandmother was Lois E. Deslauriers (the daughter of Zephyr/Ziphyr Joseph Deslauriers and Erna/Enna M.). Zephyr was born in New York, to parents from Canada. Erna was born in Minnesota, to parents from Germany.

Sources: Birth record of Ian Anthony Dale – http://www.familysearch.org

Birth record of Ian’s father, John Byron Dale – http://www.familysearch.org

Ian’s paternal great-grandmother, Katherine/Catherine Thilgen/Jelgen, on the 1910 U.S. Census – http://www.familysearch.org

Obituary of Ian’s paternal grandmother, Lois E. (Deslauriers) Dale – http://www.legacy.com

Ian’s paternal great-grandfather, Zephyr/Ziphyr Joseph Deslauriers, on the 1930 U.S. Census – http://www.familysearch.org


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Tamlyn Tomita

by stlucas on April 30, 2017

Birth Name: Tamlyn Naomi Tomita

Place of Birth: Okinawa, Japan

Date of Birth: January 27, 1966

Ethnicity: Japanese, 1/4 Filipino (Ilocano)

Tamlyn Tomita is a Japanese-born American actress and singer. She was raised in California, U.S.

Tamlyn is the daughter of Asako L. and Shiro Tomita.

Tamlyn’s father was born in California, to parents from Japan. Tamlyn’s mother has Japanese and Filipino (Ilocano) roots.

Regarding her Filipino background, Tamlyn has stated:

I’m only a quarter. My mother is Hapa, she’s Ilokano. She just made adobo last night. We bought everything, the sugar, the vinegar, the chicken, and the pork too. People don’t like pork except us Filipinos.

Tamlyn’s paternal grandmother holds the surname “Satake”.

Sources: http://news.abs-cbn.com

Birth record of Tamlyn’s father, Shiro Tomita – http://www.familysearch.org


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Yōsuke Matsuoka

by Manila on April 21, 2017

Date of Birth: March 3, 1880

Place of Birth: Hikari, Yamaguchi, Japan

Date of Death: June 26, 1946

Placeo of Death: Tokyo, Japan

Ethnicity: Japanese

Yōsuke Matsuoka was a Japanese diplomat. He served as Minister for Foreign Affairs, from July 1940 to July 1941, and as Minister of Colonial Affairs, from September 1940 to July 1941. He also represented Yamaguchi’s 2nd district in the National Diet, from 1930 to 1936.

He was the son of Yū (Ogawa) and shipping magnate Sanjuro Matsuoka. While in the United States, he was put into the foster care of Isabelle (Dunbar) Beveridge, widow of John Beveridge, who were both Scottish immigrants. He was married to Ryō Shin.

Yōsuke’s paternal grandparents were Matsuoka Gorōzaemon and Lady Katsuyama (the daughter of Shinzō Katsuyama).

Yōsuke’s maternal grandfather was Ogawa Michihei.

Sources: Matsuoka Yosuke and the Rise and Fall of the Japanese Empire, 1880-1946 by David John Lu

Genealogy of Yōsuke Matsuoka – https://www.geni.com