The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) honored the late Dr. Bell M. Shimada, a Nisei Japanese American
Newlyweds Bill Huynh and Stacy Huynh held their wedding reception at New Hong Kong Restaurant on Nov. 15. More than 300 people attended and celebrated as the happy couple started off their new lives together. The groom is a self-employed landscaper. The bride is a bakery supervisor.
On Nov. 15, the Laos Heritage Foundation had a formal dinner called, “A Celebration of the Light Festival,” which signified the end of Buddhist Lent. It was its second annual cultural show.
Densho’s seventh annual Sushi Sake Fest took place on Nov. 5 at the Westin Hotel in Seattle. The event was attended by more than 1,400 people, and raised over $75,000. It consisted of silent auctions, food, artist booths, and performances by local musicians.
Lillian Kimura, the first woman to be elected as the national president of the Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) and a long time JACL leader, received the Ina Kay Award from the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) on Nov. 17 at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C.
Zhang brings more than 20 years of experience in managing and developing international business relationships throughout China and the United States. He will be in charge of all operations for the Asian market. Zhang’s most recent position was being the chief representative for Weyerhaeuser in China.
Goodwill held its 25th anniversary of the Glitter Sale, called the Glitter Gala, which raised funds to benefit Goodwill’s Job Training and Education Program on Nov. 14.
The event held a fashion show, “Past, Present, Future,” where NWAW publisher Assunta Ng was a model. All the models came from diverse sections of the Greater Seattle community.
Karen Kodama, International Education Program administrator at Seattle Public Schools, received the Washington Association for Language Teaching Pro Lingua Award in October for her advocacy and support of world languages.
Cascade Elementary principal Shannon Harvey was awarded the prestigious 2008 Milken National Educational Award for her outstanding work as an educator. The award comes with a prize of $25,000. Teacher magazine calls the Milken the “Oscars of Teaching.”
The Foundation for International Understanding Through Students (FIUTS) celebrate 60 years of building peace and cross-cultural understanding through a variety of events held on the University of Washington campus and around Seattle in November.