Washington State Grand Master Cho Ki Seung executed his rank testing at the headquarters of World Taekwondo in Seoul, South Korea and received his official 9th Degree Dan Certificate last month. Rising to the rank of 9th Degree Black Belt is an extraordinary achievement that only a few martial artists ever attain. Cho immigrated to […]
Approximately 150 demonstrators walked down Jackson Street through Seattle’s Chinatown-International District on May 1, as part of a May Day rally for immigrant and workers rights. Speakers highlighted the need to stop hate crimes against Asian people, and drew attention to multiracial solidarity against police brutality and white supremacy.
Community member Frank Irigon is the 2022 recipient of the University of Washington Charles E. Odegaard Award. Irigon will be presented with this honor at the 2022 Celebration event on May 18. Born in the Philippines, Irigon immigrated to the United States with his mother and siblings in 1950. He earned his Bachelor of Arts […]
On April 29, the government of Japan announced that it awarded the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Rays to former KING 5 anchor Lori Matsukawa, for her contributions in promoting friendly relations between Japan and the United States. A news release stated that Matsukawa “significantly contributed to increase awareness of Japanese American […]
Gene Moy is now 105 years young! One of the oldest living Chinese American World War II veterans, Moy held a joint celebration at Joyale Restaurant recently, with his friend, Cari Murotani, who turned 77.
Jake Shimabukuro will receive the 2022 Tomodachi Award from the Japanese Cultural & Community Center of Washington (JCCCW) during the Tomodachi gala. The award recognizes his many years of promoting and celebrating the U.S.-Japan relationship through music and education. The event will be held virtually on the JCCCW YouTube channel, where Shimabukuro performs. He is […]
The U District is hosting the first Seattle Boba Fest in celebration of National Bubble Tea Day on April 30. The event will feature boba drinks and desserts from 18 local shops and cafes. A few of the featured flavors include White Rabbit Candy Milk Tea from Oh Bear Cafe and Teahouse, Ube Milk Tea […]
More than 70 people attended the AAPISTRONG Small Business Roundtable Series at the China Harbor Restaurant on April 22. It was organized by local community leader Shiao Yen Wu and the National Asian/Pacific Islander American Chamber of Commerce and Entrepreneurship (ACE), a nonprofit organization that gives a voice to the business interests of Asian Americans […]
Washington Supreme Court Justice Mary Yu has been practicing throwing a ball 60 feet! Yu will throw the honorary pitch at a Seattle Mariners game on May 24, which will be AAPI Heritage Night. $5 of every ticket sold for that night’s game will benefit the Wing Luke Museum.
The Association of King County Historical Organizations (AKCHO) announced the recipients of its 40th Annual AKCHO Awards. The annual AKCHO Awards honor people, projects, and organizations who have done outstanding work to promote, preserve, and share history and heritage in King County. Award winners this year include Frank Abe, Tamiko Nimura, Ross Ishikawa, and Matt […]