Hawaii-born Wally Yonamine passed away at the age of 85 on Monday. During his sporting career he was the first Asian American to play in the NFL and was the first American to play professional baseball in Japan after World War II. "Most people remember him for his accomplishments on the diamond, but our family, we have a great deal of respect for him for what he's done off the diamond," said his son and USJC Board Member Paul Yonamine. Communities on both sides of the Pacific are honoring him this week. Read more about Wally Yonamine in Rafu Shimpo.