Ozelleona Chu graduated on June 12 as valedictorian from North Mason High School. She, along with three other members of the senior class, spoke about their high school experiences, before a full house of family and friends. Her father told the Northwest Asian Weekly that Chu doesn’t easily give up on goals and loves to […]
Attendees flocked to the 2018 Natsu Matsuri Outdoor Summer Festival at Uwajimaya in Seattle on July 21 and 22. The family friendly event featured live entertainment, eating contests, games, and over 15 food booths.
The Chinese Information & Service Center (CISC) announced on July 27 that its Board of Directors appointed Michael Itti to be its new executive director. He will assume responsibilities effective mid-September. Prior to this appointment, Itti served as executive director of the Washington State Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs since 2013. He led a […]
The King County Council has unanimously appointed Peter Kwon to the 4Culture Board for the remainder of a three-year term to expire on Dec. 31, 2020. Kwon, a SeaTac City Councilmember, has been a King County resident since 1989. He serves on the Administration and Finance, Land Use and Parks, and chairs the Transportation and […]
Nolen Lee celebrated the release of his new book, The Panda is Fat and Other Haikus at the Seattle Kinokuniya Bookstore on July 7. Lee briefly talked about his book and gave live drawing demonstration. Lee is a cartoonist based in the Seattle area and creator of “The Punching Pandas.” He freelances in illustration and […]
Asian Pacific Tours and Travel celebrated the opening of its new location with a ribbon cutting ceremony on July 22. The new location is at 614 South Jackson Strett. Seattle Deputy Mayor Mike Fong, Seattle Fire Chief Harold Scroggins, and Seattle Police Lieutenant Adrian Diaz were among the dignitaries who attended, as well as State […]
On July 23, the Seattle City Council approved a resolution to honor Seattle activist and educator Alan Sugiyama. Resolution 31827 will designate 15th Avenue South, from South Nevada Street to South Columbian Way, as “Alan Sugiyama Way.” Sugiyama founded the Asian Family Affair newspaper in Seattle in 1972. He was also the first Asian American […]
On July 21, the National Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) proudly named Diane Narasaki as Japanese American of the Biennium in the field of Business/Industry/Technology. The award is the highest public award of the National JACL. In nominating Narasaki, the Seattle Chapter JACL wrote, “Diane’s ability to coalesce diverse groups of smaller communities into larger […]
The Edmonds Community College Board of Trustees voted to offer Dr. Amit Singh the role of president. Singh accepted and began work on June 25. With more than 20 years of experience in higher education, Singh previously served as the provost and senior vice president of academic affairs at Clark State Community College in Springfield, […]
Seattle Betsuin hosted the 86th Bon Odori on July 22. Bon Odori is one of the longest, community-sanctioned events at Seafair. It featured traditional Japanese music, dress, and dancing. This year welcomed a new dance honoring the memory of Jack Matsui, a community member, Japanese incarceration survivor, and war veteran.