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William K. Hosokawa Edit Profile

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William K. Hosokawa, American newspaper columnist, author. Delaware Japanese-American Assembly, 1972, Japanese-American Bilateral Meeting, International Press Institute, 1972, 73, 75, 79, 81; board directors Iliff School of Theology, 1985-1991. Member Colorado Freedom of Information Council (president 1988-1991), Japan American Society Colorado (senior vice president 1992-2007).

Background

Hosokawa, William K. was born on January 30, 1915 in Seattle, Washington, United States. Son of Setsugo and Kimiyo (Omura) Hosokawa.

Education

Bachelor, University Washington, 1937. Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), University Denver, 1990.

Career

Managing editor, Singapore Herald, 1939-1940;writer, Far Eastern Review, Shanghai, China, 1940-1941;editor, Heart Mountain Sentinel, Wyoming, 1942-1943;copy editor, Des Moines Register, 1943-1946;with, Denver Post, 1946-1983;war correspondent, Denver Post, 1950;editor, Empire magazine, 1950-1957;executive news editor, Empire magazine, 1957-1958;assistant managing editor, Empire magazine, 1958-1960;Sunday editor, Empire magazine, 1960-1962;associate editor, Empire magazine, 1963-1977;editor editorial page, Empire magazine, 1977-1983;columnist, Empire magazine, 1983-1984;columnist, Rocky Mountain News, 1985-1992. Pulitzer prize journalism juror, 1969, 70, 75, 76, 81. Lecturer journalism U. Northern Colorado, 1973-1975, U. Colorado, 1974, 76, U. Wyoming, 1985.

Lecturer Asian affairs U. Denver, since 1986.

Works

Membership

Delaware Japanese-American Assembly, 1972, Japanese-American Bilateral Meeting, International Press Institute, 1972, 73, 75, 79, 81. Board directors Iliff School of Theology, 1985-1991. Member Colorado Freedom of Information Council (president 1988-1991), Japan American Society Colorado (senior vice president 1992-2007).

Connections

Married Alice Tokuko Miyake, August 28, 1938 (deceased 1998). Children: Michael, Susan Hosokawa Boatright, Peter, Christie Hosokawa Harveson.

father:
Setsugo Hosokawa

mother:
Kimiyo (Omura) Hosokawa

spouse:
Alice Tokuko Miyake

children:
Michael Hosokawa

Susan Hosokawa Boatright Hosokawa

Peter Hosokawa

Christie Hosokawa Harveson Hosokawa