FAMOUS COMEDIAN PASSES

Famous comedian Norm Macdonald died last September.  He was only 61 years old.  He was born in Canada in 1959.  In his early years he performed in various comedy venues in Canada.  In the 90s he moved to Los Angeles and began performing there.  He was also a comedy writer for the Roseann television…

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ACTOR ED ASNER PASSES

Famous actor Ed Asner died last month.  He was well known for his acting roles in movies and television.  He was best known for his role as Lou Grant on the Mary Tyler Moore Show which ran from 1970 to 1977.  Mr. Asner was also involved in charities.  He supported a charity called Autism Speaks.  Th…

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REMEMBERING 9/11

This is the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attack on the United States by Islamic terrorists.  It was a horrible day when the Islamic terrorists seized control of commercial airplanes and crashed them into the World Trade Center in New York.  Almost 3,000 people were killed that day.  It is a rem…

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LEGENDARY FLORIDA STATE COACH PASSES

Legendary Florida State football coach Bobby Bowden died last month.  During his life he was a living legend.  He coached the Florida State Seminole football team from 1976 to 2009. Mr. Takata was the attorney for the Japan Bowl Football game held in Tokyo, Japan every year during the 80s and 90s.…

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RUTH ASAWA ART ACQUIRED BY STANFORD UNIVERSITY

A recently article announced that the Asian American Art Initiative has acquired 233 ceramic face masks created by well known artist Ruth Asawa.  Ruth Asawa was a renowned artist who lived in the San Francisco area. She died in 2013.  During WWII, Ruth Asawa was put in an internment camp in Arkansas…

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Mr. Takata recently met famous actress Sally Struthers at an event in Burbank, CA.  She is well known for her role in the TV series All in the Family which ran from 1971 to 1978.  At the time it was the number on show in TV. He was able to talk to her briefly and she was very nice.

 

 

 

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JAPANESE ACTOR SONNY CHIBA PASSES

Japanese actor known as Sonny Chiba died recently of pneumonia and Covid-19 complications.  He was 82.  He was known for his action movies with many martial arts scenes.  During his career he made many successful actions films.  He also starred in a television series in Japan called Shadow Warriors.…

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TOKYO OLYMPICS GOLF TOURNAMENT

The 2021 Olympic Golf Tournament was held at the Kasumigaseki Country Club in Saitama, Japan. 

It is about a one hour train ride from Tokyo, Japan.  It is one of the most famous golf courses in Japan and has held numerous golf tournaments in the past.  The winner of the Olympic golf tournament was a…

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The Biden administration has proposed substantial changes in the estate tax laws.  The current exemption from federal estate tax is $11.7 million.  This means that decedent's estates less than $11.7 million will not pay estate tax.  The proposed change would lower the estate tax exemption to $3.5 mi…

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ANA LPGA GOLF TOURNAMENT APRIL 2021

The tournament will start this year on Thursday, April 1, 2021.  Mr. Takata attended the ANA LPGA Golf Tournament in 2019 in Mission Hills, CA. It is the first ladies pro major tournament of the year. ANA Airlines is the title sponsor of the event and Mr. Takata received complimentary passes for the…

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TIGER WOODS ACCIDENT

Recently the famous golfer Tiger Woods had an accident in Rolling Hills Estates.  His car crossed the divider on Hawthorne Blvd near Blackhorse Dr. and fell into a side hill.  Tiger Wood suffered serious leg injuries and was rushed to Harbor-UCLA Medical Center nearby.  The operation seemed to be su…

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SPORTS LEGEND PASSES - TOMMY LASORDA

One of the greatest sports legends passed recently.  Tommy Lasorda was the Los Angeles Dodgers manager from 1976 to 1996.  He won 2 world series and was named manager of the year twice.  Beyond that he was a great ambassador for the Dodgers after he retired.  Lasorda was known for his colorful perso…

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HOW IS THE PRESIDENT ELECTED AND WHAT IS THE ELECTORAL COLLEGE?

Article II of the US Constitution establishes the procedure for electing a President.  Established in Article II, Section 1 of the U.S. Constitution, the Electoral College is the formal body which elects the President and Vice President of the United States.  The election of the president of the Uni…

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ARTIST RUTH ASAWA (1926-2013)  PART 2

Ruth Asawa was a renowned artist who lived in the San Franciso area. She died in 2013.  Author Marilyn Chase wrote a biography of her life in 2020 entitled Everything She Touched : The Life of Ruth Asawa.  During WWII, Ruth Asawa was put in an internment camp in Arkansas.  Mr. Takata’s mother whose…

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ARTIST RUTH ASAWA (1926-2013)  PART 1

 Ruth Asawa was a prominent artist who lived in the San Francisco area and died in 2013.  

In August 2020, the US Postal Service honored the Japanese American artist Ruth Asawa. The USPO stated:

“Pioneering Japanese American artist Ruth Asawa (1926-2013) is best known for her intricate abstract wire…

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Who is Judge Amy Coney Barrett?  She was born on January 28, 1972 in New Orleans, Louisiana.  She is the eldest of 7 children.  She is a graduate of Rhodes College and Notre Dame Law School.  She was a clerk for the late Justice Antonin Scalia before pursuing a career as a litigator and law professo…

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Who was Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg?  She was an associate Justice of the US Supreme Court who died on September 18, 2020.  Ms. Ginsburg was born on March 15, 1933 in Brooklyn, New York. She graduated from Cornell University and Columbia Law School.  She was an advocate for gender equality and women…

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg was an associate justice of the US Supreme Court who died recently This caused a vacancy on the Supreme Court.  There are 9 justices on the court which is a full court.  Now there are 8 justices and one vacancy.

The Supreme Court reviews cases from the entire United States and th…

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The Los Angeles Superior court closed it’s courthouse to the public in late March 2020.  After safety precautions were enacted, the court partially reopened in June.  However, there were substantial changes in court procedure.  The court established and encouraged video appearances by attorneys.  Th…

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The Takata Law Office is open during the corona virus pandemic.  Takata Law Office has taken safety precautions such as using plexiglass screens in conference rooms.  Sanitizing rooms after use, etc.  Masks are required.  Takata Law Office has been open since March, 2020 and has been designated as a…

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Due to the corona virus situation in Los Angeles the estate seminar scheduled for March 21, 2020 is postponed to a later date.  It is hoped that a new date will be scheduled after the corona virus situation is abated.  My office will post notice of new date when available.

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