Every morning from 7:30 to 9:30, the Buddhist priest in the Seattle Koyasan temple chants, waves his hands around, and practices visualizations.
SEATTLE — Following a neighborhood tour of Capitol Hill on May 28, Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan and Chief of Police Carmen Best announced additional steps by the City of Seattle to improve public safety in communities across Seattle. The ongoing emphasis of Seattle Police Department (SPD) patrols that began in May in seven neighborhoods across […]
Neighborhood House has selected its next executive director. Janice Deguchi, chair of the Asian Pacific Directors Coalition and executive director of Community for Youth, has decades of experience as a nonprofit executive leader. The outgoing executive director, Mark Okazaki, said, “I’ve known Janice for almost 30 years through her work experience and community involvement.” He […]
The Chinatown-International District (CID) Coalition held a protest against gentrification and displacement on May 31. It was part of the “Coast to Coast Chinatowns Against Displacement: Week of Action” to resist eviction, exclusion, and cultural loss. The protestors gathered at Hing Hay Park and across Seattle’s Chinatown. The CID Coalition is a grassroots group of […]
The Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Seattle hosted “Taste of Formosa” on May 24—to celebrate the partnership that Taiwan and the United States have built over the past four decades. “Taste of Formosa” featured Taiwanese cuisine and dessert prepared by famous chefs who came all the way from Taiwan and local Taiwanese restaurant “Facing […]
On May 30, the Washington State and India Trade Relations Action Committee (WASITRAC) and the University of Washington (UW) Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering held its 2019 Building Bridges Across the Nations Awards ceremony. Consul General of India, Ambassador Sanjay Panda, was the keynote speaker. The late Hemant Sonawala, a UW alumnus, was given […]
April Dickinson ate with her hands. She was dining out with her family and forgot to bring her personal set of reusable utensils. Refusing to use the disposable utensils at the restaurant, Dickinson improvised.
Former Seattle Municipal Court Ron Mamiya died from cancer on May 26. He was 70 years old. A memorial service celebrating his life will be held on June 8 at Seattle Buddhist Church on 1427 South Main Street in Seattle. Born in 1949 to Yoshi and George Mamiya, Ron was the eldest of three sons. […]
SEATTLE — The City of Seattle Immigrant and Refugee Commission is looking for qualified and committed candidates to fill six current vacancies. The duties include advising the mayor, Seattle City Council, and City departments and offices on ways to enhance and improve access to City services and resources for immigrants and refugees, as well as […]
The Asian Pacific Directors Coalition is holding a reception on June 13 for API leaders in executive leadership positions. This is an opportunity to meet API cabinet and directors in state and local government. So far, organizers are expecting the following to attend: Toshiko Hasegawa – Executive Director, Commission on APA Affairs Bobby Lee – […]