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Mike Hirakawa of Tsukushinbo Passes

By The North American Post Staff

Mike Hirakawa, the owner the classic local Japanese restaurant Tsukushinbo, is known to have passed away Sunday evening or early Monday. Details about the funeral will be published as they become known. The restaurant has remained open despite Hirakawa’s death.

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