Kensuke Kondo and Jun Kato are third-year students at Japanís prestigious Rikkyo University. During the month of August, Kondo, Kato and nine of their peers immersed themselves in the Seattle corporate world through iLEAP: The Center for Critical Service, at Antioch University.
The Japanese foreign minister awarded his commendation to Mimi Gates, director of the Seattle Art Museum. As director of Yale University’s art gallery for nearly seven years, and director of Seattle Art Museum for over 14 years, Gates has achieved outstanding success in the U.S.-Japan cultural exchange field by organizing Japanese art exhibitions and a variety of educational and cultural programs in the U.S. and Japan.
State Farm was honored as the 2008 Corporate Partner of the Year by OCA Aug. 2 at the Organization of Chinese Americans (OCA) convention in Washington, D.C. Ken Lam, VPO Heartland, accepted the award on behalf of State Farm.
In the bride’s words: “Willy and I met 15 years ago when I was working for him as an intern. We’ve kept in touch as friends through phone calls, saying ‘hi’ and ‘bye’ — nothing more.
Christopher “C-dub” Wang, a fast-talking, 20-something ne’er-do-well still living at home with his parents in suburban LA, is played by Jimmy Tsai.
ABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A Japanese aid worker kidnapped in eastern Afghanistan has been killed, police officials said.
Kazuya Ito, 31, was abducted near the city of Jalalabad early Aug. 26. Japan set up a task force in Kabul to seek his release, according to Japan’s foreign ministry. A Taliban spokesman claimed responsibility for the kidnapping.
Aki Sogabe Pioneer in Publishing Who could have imagined that a little girl in Japan experimenting with paper cutting would one day grow up to illustrate books and exhibit works of art in America?
He steers his rear-wheel-drive racecar around the tight hairpin turns at Evergreen Speedway in Monroe, knowing that driving aptitude, mastering oversteer and car control are the keys to winning for Team RS-R. Thick clouds of light blue smoke fill the air as he burns rubber speeding up after a turn.
It is a story told in photos, of a childhood growing up in the ghetto of San Francisco’s Chinatown district. Because of a father who was largely absent from the family members’ lives, Foo’s mother worked 10 to 12 hours a day, six or seven days a week, in a sweatshop to support Foo and her five sisters. “Earth Passages: Journey Through Childhood” doubles as an autobiography and collection of nature photographs by author, attorney and activist Lora Jo Foo.
By Carol N. Vu NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY If not for Wong Tsu, Boeing might never have become the industry giant we know it as today. And if not for a group of Asian American employees at Boeing, the contributions of Wong Tsu might still be shrouded in secret today. Wong was Boeing’s first engineer and […]