The president and CEO of Uwajimaya, Inc., Denise Moriguchi, was recently elected to AAA Washington’s Board of Trustees. In a news release, the board said it feels strongly that Moriguchi’s “keen business sense and deep roots to the community will greatly contribute to the organization’s leadership.” A Seattle native, Moriguchi stepped into the role of […]
Business Improvement Areas (BIAs) of Chinatown, Pioneer Square, SODO, Ballard, and University District met with Seattle city leaders on Oct. 15 to address the increasing challenges businesses are experiencing with drug dealers and users, public disorder, threatening behaviors, and crime toward customers and employees. Councilmembers Bruce Harrell, Mike O’Brien, Lisa Herbold, and Deputy Mayor Mike […]
By Assunta Ng NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY When a Seahawks player couldn’t pronounce “Uwajimaya” in a television interview, CEO Denise Moriguchi had a revelation. As Uwajimaya’s third-generation owner, Moriguchi, 40, understood that the name Uwajimaya has no meaning to outsiders or newcomers, even though it is the largest local Asian grocery store and has 88 years […]
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There was a groundbreaking February 9th in the parking lot of the Publix Hotel located at 5th Avenue and South King Street in Seattle’s Chinatown/International District. There was a traditional Asian ceremonial elements for good luck and Japanese tea. It was attended by members of Uwajimaya, the hotel development team, investors, and the community to celebrate […]