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.
Now, as he tells his story, he speaks in a concise and direct manner. Chu is economical with details as he tells his remarkable history. However, his equanimity does not undermine the most important elements of how he got to where he is today.
Lung cancer is the number one cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States and will kill more Americans this year than breast, prostate, colon, and liver cancers combined. The Chinese American population has the highest death rates for lung and bronchial cancer among all Asian American groups.
Make a positive contribution to the Asian Pacific Islander American community and your efforts can be recognized. A few outstanding individuals and organizations have shown the kind of perseverance worthy of the community’s praise.
American Hotel Building, LLC has acquired the historic American Hotel Building in the International District and plans to provide workforce housing, student housing, and international hostelling once the current tenant and former owner, Union Gospel Mission, vacates the property at the end of June 2009.
Donning a gray sweater and sitting behind a laptop, Nancy Chang blends in with most of the other API faces that are taking up residency in a non-descript café in the University Village. Yet, for a person with a rather mild-mannered demeanor, Chang can probably kickflip better than most of the students pacing the coffee shop in their oversized UW hoodies.
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.