On May 13, in addition to 20 extraordinary high school students receiving the American Jewish Committee’s (AJC) Max Block Awards, three students were selected as award finalists to receive the inaugural Deborah Rosen Scholarships.
University of Washington President Mark A. Emmert hosted State Councilor Yandong Liu and other ministers from the State Council of the People’s Republic of China on April 18 on the UW campus.
Qwest kicked off Asian Pacific Heritage Month event at the Bell Plaza building in downtown Seattle. Sponsored by Qwest’s Pacific Asian American Network (PAAN), a resource group of Qwest employees, the event featured guest speakers Diane Narasaki and Joyce Zhou from the Asian Counseling and Referral Service (ACRS). Approximately 60 employees were treated to a […]
Journalist and educator Lawrence Pintak has been named the founding dean of the Edward R. Murrow College of Communication at Washington State University. He will begin his new position on Aug. 17.
On April 22, Asian American Justice Center (AAJC) President and Executive Director Karen K. Narasaki became a member of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) of the Federal Advisory Committee on Diversity for Communications in the Digital Age.
YouthCare held its 24th annual luncheon on April 29 and raised more than $190,000 to provide services and support for homeless and underserved youth in Seattle.
On April 17–19, the 34th Seattle Cherry Blossom and Japanese Cultural Festival was held at the Seattle Center. Enjoyed by more than half a million people, the festival is the largest and oldest of its kind in the Northwest. At the festival, there were activities for children, lectures, art performances, martial arts, and more.
Members of Lu Bond Construction, representatives from Seattle Parks and Recreation, and the people of the community stand in front of the newly reopened pagoda in Hing Hay Park. On April 24, Hing Hay Park pagoda reopened after closing for a renovation project that began in February. The renovation focused on the 34-year-old pagoda, which […]
Pioneer in aerospace: Ted Yamamura Ted Yamamura photo by Marian Lockhart For Asian Pacific American Heritage Month in May, Boeing News Now recognized Ted Yamamura, a 30-year Boeing veteran, for his contributions to Boeing and the Asian American community. As president of the Boeing Asian American Professional Association chapter in Puget Sound, he was well aware […]
New faces in new places: Arthur L. Cruz Arthur L. Cruz The board of directors of the Asia Pacific Cultural Center is pleased to announce Arthur L. Cruz as the organization’s new executive director. A native of Tacoma, Cruz has had a lifelong passion for connecting and reaching out to diverse communities. Cruz is the current […]