This year’s Asian Pacific Alliance Picnic was held on Aug. 9 in Lake Boren Park in Newcastle. The picnic was originally started to bring together friends and family from different Asian organizations around the Seattle area. There were sports like dodgeball, basketball, tennis and volleyball as well as a tug-o-war and three-legged race! Many familiar […]
The 68th annual Nisei Week Japanese Festival held in Los Angeles honored Fred Y. Hoshiyama as grand marshal, Sen. Daniel Inouye as honorary grand marshal and Gordon Tokumatsu as parade marshal. The festival was established in 1934 during the Great Depression. Originally started by the Nisei to attract business to the Little Tokyo area and […]
On Aug. 26, Minister Wu Ying-yih with the Overseas Compatriot Affairs Commission R.O.C. visited Seattle. He was representing the president of Taiwan in honoring the late Ruby Chow for her contribution to the KMT. Chow was a restaurateur and a trailblazer for Asian American rights. She served three terms as a King County councilwoman. Chow […]
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.
Elaine Chu has accepted a position as financial analyst at Casey Family Programs/Foundation, a Seattle nonprofit agency focused on improving the lives of youths in foster care. Chu helped chair a recent Women of Color Empowered luncheon and is a new member of the Women’s University Club. (end)
Sandeep Kaushik has been hired as deputy communications director for King County Executive Ron Sims. Kaushik most recently covered national and state politics for the alternative weekly The Stranger. (end)
Northwest Journalists of Color awarded its 2005 scholarships to Tom Giratikanon of Northwestern University, Christopher Jose of Washington State University, Saadyah J. Hopkins of Seattle Central Community College, McCall Ray Hall of the University of Oregon, Janet Noh of Yale University, Karen Johnson of the University of Washington, Martha Guadalupe Flores Perez of the UW […]