Bob Matsui Dies

January 2, 2005

Longtime Congressman Bob Matsui of Sacramento died Saturday night after entering the hospital Dec. 24 with pneumonia. His family said he had been diagnosed several months ago with a rare and often fatal form of bone marrow cancer.

Matsui, a Japanese American, was interned as an infant during World War II. He had represented a district in California's capital city since 1978 in the House of Representatives. The country has lost a tireless public servant.


Harry Mok

Editor in chief

Editor in Chief Harry Mok wrote about growing up on a Chinese vegetable farm for the second issue of Hyphen and has been a volunteer editor since 2004. As a board member of the San Francisco and New York chapters of the Asian American Journalists Association, Harry has recruited and organized events for student members. He holds a master’s degree in journalism from the University of California, Berkeley, where he was also a graduate student instructor in the Asian American Studies Department.