The Seattle Chapter of the Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) announced their 2013 president, Heidi Park, during their annual year-end Bonnenkai party hosted at Hiroshi’s Restaurant on Dec. 18. She will be following 2012 President Ryan Chin. Park is currently working as a policy analyst for the office of Mayor Mike McGinn and is of […]
The Government of Japan announced that Shiro Floyd Mori, former National Executive Director and former National President of the Japanese American Citizens League (JACL), will receive the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Rosette, in recognition of his contributions to the improvement of the status of Japanese Americans, strengthening of economic relations between […]
The Seattle Chapter of the Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) sadly announces the passing of its co-president, Elaine Reiko Akagi. Ms. Akagi passed away on Oct. 18, 2012 in Silver Spring, Md., where she was being treated for cancer.
By Assunta Ng What killed Elaine Akagi, president of the Japanese American Citizens League Seattle chapter? Selflessness. A former educator, Akagi was the co-chair for the group’s national convention at the Bellevue Hyatt Hotel last July. She was sick while working on the convention, but her selfless attitude pushed her to continue giving and serving the […]
By Theresa Weber SEATTLE CHINESE POST ENGLISH EDITION Originally Printed Aug. 20, 1988 The timing was perfect. It was the last day of the Japanese American Citizen’s League’s 30th national convention in Seattle and President Reagan signed the redress bill. Some 50 League members made a mad dash to the airport bound for Washington, D.C. […]
By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly This year, Elaine Akagi, Seattle resident and vice president of the national Japanese
By Jocelyn Chui Northwest Asian Weekly Founded in 1929, the Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) is the nation’s largest and oldest nonprofit organization committed to protect the rights of Japanese Americans and other segments of the Asian Pacific American community.
The Japanese American Citizen League (JACL) is hosting its 2012 national convention in the Hyatt
On Feb. 4, the Seattle Chapter of the Japanese American Citizens League held its 90th annual banquet at Tea Palace Restaurant in Renton.
The Seattle chapter of the Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) recently had its 90th annual banquet. That’s right — 90th! It’s a number that no other Asian American organization can lay claim to. Notably, the Seattle chapter was actually conceived before the greater JACL, which was formed in 1929.