A white bus with green decals cut in front of me — it was this pretty big and sleek-looking tour bus that carried Korean-looking people.
Our family usually has a Christmas tradition of watching a movie together on Christmas Day.
Long time community activist Al Sugiyama passed away on Jan. 2 at Swedish Hospital, surrounded by family and an intimate group of friends.
“I have fond memories of going over to the Sugiyama house to play basketball in their backyard while we were kids. The “court” was an uneven dirt area with a rickety hoop attached to the side of the house. Every time you dribbled the ball, it went off in a crazy direction. Every time Al […]
By Assunta Ng NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY When Al Sugiyama died on Jan. 2, so many people felt they had lost a great friend. That’s the way Al was — personable, caring, and committed to helping and supporting the people he knew. I don’t remember exactly when I met Al. But he quickly impressed many of […]
Tony Award-winning costume designer Willa Kim died on Dec. 23 on Vashon Island, where she had been staying with a niece, according to the New York Times. She was 99 and had been in poor health. Born Wullah Mei Ok Kim in 1917 to Korean immigrants, Kim attended the Chouinard Art Institute (now the California […]
Sharon Pian Chan has been named vice president of innovation, product, and development for The Seattle Times, effective January 2017. She first joined The Seattle Times as an intern and spent many years as a reporter. Chan is currently director of journalism initiatives and deputy managing editor for audience development. In her new role, Chan […]
Chow Lee has been named the CEO of Athena University in Seattle. Athena University is a subsidiary of MingDao University of Taiwan. Lee is responsible for the operations of the Seattle campus and its overseas locations in China, Taiwan, Thailand, and Hong Kong. He earned his MBA from the University of Alberta and a BA […]
The Seattle chapter of the National Association of Asian American Professionals (NAAAP) and MulvannyG2 Architecture entertained seniors on Dec. 22. The caroling event was held at Keiro Northwest Nursing Home and Kin On Health Care Center for its residents. After caroling, gifts were handed out and attendees enjoyed light refreshments.
The Puyallup Valley Chapter of the Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) hosted its annual mochitsuki (pounding rice to make mochi/rice cakes) on Dec. 3. The public got to observe and participate in making this traditional Japanese treat. Fifty pounds of rice and five rice cookers provided a morning of mochi making, conversation, and catching up […]