U.S. Sen. Daniel K. Akaka, chairman of the Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs and an honorary chairman of the Japanese American Veterans Association (JAVA), outlined his four-point legislative program designed to ensure veterans get the care and benefits they deserve. Akaka made his remarks at the JAVA quarterly luncheon at the Harvest Moon Restaurant in Falls Church, Va., on Oct. 18.
The rumor mill has been churning on overdrive lately. The word from several news outlets is that Obama may hit the ground running by appointing top posts in his cabinet in mere days instead of the taking weeks like past presidents have done.
Just as voters choose which candidates they want to hold public office during the general election, they also want to hold current office holders accountable for their actions. One city councilwoman faces an upcoming recall election while two other office holders have faced one since August.
Whether it’s efforts on the local level or efforts on a national level, there are an increasing number of Asian Americans joining the political ranks every year. Compiled here is a list highlighting certain prominent individuals who may end up representing their communities as well as Asian Americans across America. Keep a look out!
A war in the Persian Gulf led a surprised Percell Johnson to China. In 2003, Johnson, the owner of Cassell Inc., a manufacturer of custom flexible packaging products, took his business overseas by establishing a business relationship with Chinese businessman Tony Yuen.
Movement isn’t limited to the physical alone. It meanders and fluctuates through every other facet of life — like language, societal norms and identity, with answers and definitions changing as rapidly as the question or problem it sought out to satisfy.
The Go For Broke National Education Center has won a request for proposal from the United States Army to collect oral histories from Japanese American veterans of the Military Intelligence Service (M.I.S.) who served as linguists in occupied Japan.
On Oct. 11, the young future leaders of tomorrow competed at the Lead from the Inside Out Competition in Redmond. The competition was based around a “community passion project” each young leader designed. The criterion was to find an innovative, practical vision to improve their community in some way.
International Community Health Services (ICHS) recently received the Washington State Hospital Association’s (WSHA) Community Health Leadership Award in recognition of its Multi-lingual Community Outreach Program targeting diabetes and cervical cancer. The award was presented to ICHS at the Association’s annual meeting on Oct. 8, at Bell Harbor International Conference Center.
About 300 people recently celebrated the 20th anniversary of the city’s Neighborhood Matching Fund. Stella Chao, director of the Department of Neighborhoods, reports that the fund has sparked 3,500 neighborhood projects around Seattle — including the new Chinatown gate, ID dragon poles, Lao Highland Association Community Center, Wing Luke exhibits and more. The fund boosts neighborhood projects with city money and has inspired other programs globally in 100 cities.