Seven-hundred-fifty people attended the memorial for Al Sugiyama on Jan. 29 at Fisher Pavilion at Seattle Center. The Reverend Jerry Shigaki led the invocation. Daughter Mari Sugiyama shared memories and lessons from her father. Bob Watt, Dick Sugiyama, Warren Furutani, Merritt Long, and Daniel Miyaki also spoke. In 1989, Al Sugiyama was the first Asian […]
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 […]
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By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly What is celebration for Superman like? Last Sunday, Al Sugiyama, who is battling cancer, found out that he is much loved by many. A rainbow of over 500 (Asians, blacks, Native Americans and whites), packed the gymnasium of Blaine Memorial Methodist Church. Al’s fans spread from young and old—those […]
By Assunta Ng People expect the Northwest Asian Weekly, a relatively small paper, to act like a big media company when it comes to election time. Candidates’ questions cover the myriad, such as: “Do you do endorsements?” “Can you do an interview?” “Why haven’t you contacted me?” . . . These questions keep popping up […]
The OCA-Greater Seattle chapter held its Lunar New Year celebration and awarded its 2015 Golden Circle Awards February 7 at Joy Palace Restarant. The award recipients were Fred Cordova, Katty Chow, Dorothy Cordova, Assunta Ng, Alan Sugiyama, and the Japanese American Citizens League. OCA is not-for-profit, non-partisan organization representing over 10,000 people nationally, including […]
The Executive Development Institute of Seattle, Class of 2014 attended the Kin On Volunteer Appreciation Dinner last month. (end)