On May 28, Rep. Derek Kilmer (WA-06) introduced a bill to officially recognize a new name for the Bainbridge Island memorial to Japanese Americans forced from their homes during World War II. The legislation ensures the site is properly recognized as the Bainbridge Island Japanese American Exclusion Memorial.
Clarence Moriwaki, chief executive officer of the Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Washington (JCCCW), is leaving his position, effective Feb. 4
The vinyl siding has protected the buildings from decades of rain, snow, and windstorms. But the vinyl also encases hazardous asbestos.
The Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Washington’s (JCCCW) new chief executive officer is Clarence Moriwaki. He will oversee the operations and development of the JCCCW.