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Jim S Onchi

Portland, Oregon

January 24, 2013

Age Military Rank Unit/Location
94 Army MSG

 442nd Regimental Combat Team

 Mr Onchi served from 1942-1946. He was a part of the "Go For Broke" Japanese-American 100th Battalion, 442 Regimental Combat Team and Military Intelligence Service. He was one of 20 from his Battalion that were honored in Portland in February 2012, and presented Congressional Gold Medals for their service. 

Mr. Onchi was also a 9th degree Black Belt in Judo. He received a Decoration from the Emperor of Japan for his dedication to Judo between the U.S. and Japan. Mr. Onchi will be missed by people worldwide. Please join us as we pay our respects and honor the service and commitment to our nation of this special member of the Greatest Generation.

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February 1, 2013

Onchi, Jimmie Sadaki 94 March 26, 1918 Jan. 24, 2013 Jim Onchi, 94, of Portland, was born in Montavilla to Ikisaburo and Mizu. Jim was happily married to his wife, Fumi, for 68 years. He served in the 442nd Regimental Combat team and proudly received the Congressional Gold Medal Feb. 2012. Jim was deeply involved with the sport of Judo and was dedicated to the Obukan Judo Club. In 2002, for his 47 years of community work, he received from the Emperor of Japan "5th Class, Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Rays". He will be dearly missed by his family and friends. A celebration of life will be held at the World Forestry Center, Miller Hall, 4033 S.W. Canyon Rd, Portland on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013 from noon to 4 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Epworth United Methodist Church, the Ikoi-no-Kai Lunch program or the Obukan Judo Club. 
Published in The Oregonian on February 3, 2013
From Obukan Judo  obukanjudo.org  :

Onchi Sensei (9th Dan)
1918 – 2013

Dear Obukan Family and Friends,

As most of you know, we lost the Patriarch of Obukan, Onchi Sensei. Ichinoe Sensei started off practice with a moment of silence for Onchi Sensei. We honored Onchi Sensei in practice today dedicating our practice to his favorite throw Sode Tsurikomi Goshi (祖釣込腰). Onchi Sensei would always tell us to use technique over strength and to get our hip in! Sode Tsurikomi Goshi was his technique for doing so. At the end of practice all of the students came together with the other Sensei’s and placed their hand together and yelled Obukan for as loud as they could so that Sensei could hear them one more time.In furthering honoring Onchi Sensei, his family has invited all to the viewing and funeral. We ask that all Obukan members and friends come and make one last bow.Thank you all for your kindness, love and respect to this great man.

Rod Conduragis

Obukan Judo

From US Judo Federation  usjf.com July/2010:

Jeremy Glick Award Committee

Mr. Vaughn Imada
John Wood
Robert Fukuda

Jeremy Glick Memorial Spirit of Judo Award

The award is named in honor of Jeremy Glick who tragically gave his life in the plane crash on 9/11. Many people were in awe of Jeremy Glick’s calm composure and chivalrous demeanor before his final moments of life. Especially impressive was his last conversation with his wife and how considerate of her he was.

This award is based on the spirit of Judo, courage, compassion and character. The recipients are honored for their many years of leadership, development of people, development of Judo, and courageous dedication in insuring the continued success of Judo and the USJF.

Members of the Jeremy Glick Memorial Spirit of Judo Award are: Robert Fukuda, Vaughn Imada and John Woods.

Recipients of the Jeremy Glick Memorial Spirit of Judo Award

Mr. Nagayasu Ogasawara, May 2002
Ms. Keiko Fukuda, October 2003
Mr. Robert Brink, May 2004
Mr. Jim S. Onchi, July 2005
Mr. Noboru Saito, July 2006
Phyllis and Vaughn Imada, July 2007
Mrs. Rusty Kanokogi, July 2008
Mr. John Anderson, July 2009
Dr. Joseph J. Fitzsimmons, July 2010

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