Vishal J. Amin, currently senior counsel on the House Judiciary Committee, was named to serve as intellectual property enforcement coordinator, according to an April 7 White House news release. Known informally as the “IP czar,” the position was created by Congress in 2008 to develop ways to combat piracy. The president also said he planned […]
Dr. Allen Muramoto, a key figure in the founding of International Community Health Services (ICHS), will be honored along with Country Doctor Community Health Centers at the annual Bloom Gala on May 6. “Health care reform faces a huge turmoil,” said ICHS CEO Teresita Batayola. “It is crucial that we continue to remember our driving […]
Hundreds of anime and manga fans attended Seattle’s Sakura-Con from April 14-16. The event featured a variety of fun activities for fans of Japanese animation, graphic novels, and pop culture, such as casual and competitive cosplay, anime screenings, gaming, dances, live music concerts, art contests, cultural panels, exhibits, and industry guest speakers.
Former governor Gary Locke and Dr. Robert Kapp, chair of the China Committee of the Pacific Council on International Policy, took part in a discussion, “China in 2017: Big issues in a big country,” on April 5 at the Rotary Club of Seattle luncheon. The discussion was moderated by Nelson Dong, who has been president […]
Dozens took part in a special kind of Easter egg hunt on April 8. Pioneers, a community service group, hosted its annual egg hunt for visually-impaired kids at the Wesley Homes Retirement Community in Des Moines. The group puts beepers in eggs so the kids can find them and trade them in for candy. Pioneers […]
International Community Health Services’ (ICHS) CEO, was honored on April 1 at the University of Washington Women’s Center’s WOMEN of COURAGE: Undaunted gala. Teresita Batayola was named a WOMAN of COURAGE for her achievements bringing equity and diversity to local and global communities. “It’s hard to find a more passionate and effective advocate for ICHS […]
Japanese Cultural & Community Center of Washington (JCCCW) announced that it surpassed $85,000 in gross revenue from contributions received at its annual fundraising luncheon on March 31. More than 400 people attended the event which also honored the Moriguchi family (Tomio and Denise Moriguchi and Tomoko Matsuno) with the Tomodachi award for embodying the vision […]
Dozens gathered for a Ghibli-themed meetup at Seattle’s Kinokuniya bookstore on April 8. Fans of all ages, some in costume, showed their dedication to the legendary studio best known for its anime feature films. There was a trivia contest, raffle drawing, and special coupons to use at Ghibli’s Sakura Con booth were handed out.
A fourth Mitsubishi Aircraft Corp. MRJ90 flight test aircraft arrived on April 1 in Moses Lake, Wash. The plane joins three other prototypes of the Mitsubishi Regional Jet, Japan’s first homegrown commercial jetliner, that had arrived previously. All four prototypes will undergo testing in Washington state. Mitsubishi Aircraft has postponed the planned delivery date of […]
An Andy Warhol portrait of Chairman Mao has been sold at a historic auction for $12.6 million in Hong Kong. An unnamed Asian collector bought the iconic silkscreen portrait in the sale at Sotheby’s on April 2. In the past, Chinese officials had stopped versions of the painting being exhibited on the mainland, where censors […]