Junichi Tazawa

by bearboy on November 15, 2017

Place of Birth: Kanagawa-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan

Date of Birth: June 6, 1986

Ethnicity: Japanese

Junichi Tazawa is a Japanese professional baseball pitcher for the Miami Marlins of Major League Baseball.

Source: http://www.sun-sentinel.com



by madman on October 13, 2017

Rola – 25th Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation’s Academy Awards Viewing Party – Arrivals – The City of West Hollywood Park – West Hollywood, CA, USA –  Photo Credit: PRPhotos.com

Place of Birth: Tokyo, Japan

Date of Birth: March 30, 1990

*Bengali Indian (father)
*Japanese, Russian (mother)

Rola is a Japanese model, actress, singer, and television personality.

Rola’s father, Jurip Al-Asa, is from Bangladesh. Her mother is Japanese, and has been described both as being of half and one quarter Russian descent.

Rola was born in Tokyo, Japan, and was brought up mostly in Bangladesh. At the age of nine she returned to Japan, where she was raised primarily by her step-mother, who is Chinese.


Kazuo Ishiguro

by Manila on October 8, 2017

Place of Birth: Nagasaki, Japan

Date of Birth: 8 November, 1954

Ethnicity: Japanese

Kazuo Ishiguro is a Japanese-born British novelist, screenwriter and short story writer. He is the recipient of the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2017.

He is the son of Shizuko (Michida) and physical oceanographer Shizuo Ishiguro. He is married to Lorna Anne MacDougall.

Source: Biography of Kazuo Ishiguro – Kazuo Ishiguro (2000), by Barry Lewis


Amy Hill

by stlucas on September 11, 2017

Amy Hill – 2nd Annual CAPE Poker Tournament – Arrivals – The W Hotel – Hollywood, CA, USA – Photo Credit: Izumi Hasegawa / PR Photos

Birth Name: Amy Marie Hill

Place of Birth: Deadwood, South Dakota, U.S.

Date of Birth: May 9, 1953

*Finnish (father)
*Japanese (mother)

Amy Hill is an American stand-up comedian and actress.

Amy is the daughter of Ayako (Yoneoka) and Archie Russell Chester Hill. Amy’s father was born in South Dakota. Amy’s mother was from Kumamoto, Japan, and moved to the U.S. in 1952. Amy has a daughter, Penelope, who has performed with her.

Amy has stated:

My mom was an immigrant Japanese war bride with thick accent who insisted on putting Japanese food in my lunch. I went to an all-white elementary school with a white collar population. My dad was blue collar Finnish American with a mid-western Finn attitude and accent who struggled to keep a job. We were super poor and I was shunned by most kids and disliked by some teachers due to the my mixed heritage. As I grew older and learned how the others lived, my parents and my family was closer to being All-American than any of the others.

Amy’s paternal grandparents were born in Finland. One of Amy’s great-grandmothers was named Kaisa.

Amy’s maternal grandparents were Torashiro Yoneoka and Umeka.

Sources: http://amyhillactor.com

Amy’s father on the 1930 U.S. Census – http://www.familysearch.org

Obituary of Amy’s mother – http://www.meaningfulfunerals.net


Masahiro Tanaka

by bearboy on September 3, 2017

Birth Name: Masahiro Tanaka

Place of Birth: Itami, Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan

Date of Birth: November 1, 1988

Ethnicity: Japanese

Masahiro Tanaka is a Japanese professional baseball starting pitcher for the New York Yankees of Major League Baseball.

Tanaka is the son of Kazumi and Hiroshi Tanaka.

Source: https://www.nytimes.com