On October 9th, 2014, the Japanese American Citizen’s League hosted its annual National Gala at the Capital Hilton in Washington, D.C. This year’s theme was “A Salute to Champions,” and recognized Mr. Bill Imada of IW Group, Mr. Peter Lenkov and Mr. Ken Solarz of the CBS television show Hawaii Five-0, United States Congressman Adam […]
By Zachariah Bryan Northwest Asian Weekly That’s the question being asked of Australian Comedian Chris Lilley’s new HBO mockumentary, “Jonah from Tonga.” While some critics say it’s a clever satire on youth, others say that the depiction of the Tongan people is offensive.
Megan Kimiko Ingram, Nicole Mitsuko Ichinaga, and Hannah Fumiko Russ were recently awarded the Puyallup Valley JACL scholarships and will be attending the University of Washington with honors. The scholarship dinner was followed by a program by the “Camp Harmony Committee” and the installation of new JACL officers Elsie Taniguchi, president; Eileen Yamada Lamphere, vice […]
The JACL-Seattle chapter held its 92nd annual banquet and scholarship fundraiser on March 21 at Seattle University. More than 270 people attended, including Aki Sogabe, who received the Unsung Hero award, Francisco Irigon, recipient of the Community Engagement award, and Marsha Aizumi, who was given the Special Civil Rights Achievement award. The event raised over […]
Rep. Mike Honda (D-CA17) and Daphne Kwok, vice president of Multicultural Markets & Engagement for Asian Audiences at AARP, were honored by the Japanese American Citizens League at its Gala Awards Dinner on Oct. 10.
Last week, San Antonio City Councilmember Elisa Chan found herself in hot water due to comments she made expressing her views on homosexuality while unknowingly being recorded by a now former staffer during a meeting discussing a nondiscrimination ordinance, including her belief that same-sex couples should not be allowed to adopt and that homosexuality was […]
The Puyallup Japanese American Citizens League awarded scholarships to four students in June based on the student’s scholarship, community leadership, and community service.
The Seattle chapter of the Japanese American Citizens League hosted it 91st Annual Banquet and Fundraiser on Saturday, April 20, raising funds for the organization’s community programs.
The Asian Pacific American Media Coalition (APAMC) announced Monday, Jan. 14 that Daniel M. Mayeda of East West Players (EWP) and Priscilla Ouchida of Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) have been elected as its new co-chairs. The APAMC, a coalition comprised of civil rights and media activism organizations, also announced that it will be expanding […]
The Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) announced the details of its 2013 scholarship program earlier in December. The JACL annually offers approximately 30 college scholarships for students who are incoming college freshmen, undergraduates, and graduates, and those specializing in law or the creative/performing arts. There is also a scholarship for those in need of financial […]