The Seattle chapter of the Japanese American Citizens League awarded five scholarships on May 7. Hana Arega received the Elaine Reiko Akagi Scholarship, Kioko Soneda received the Cherry and Mas Kinoshita Scholarship, Rosida Mohamathno received the Aki Kurose Scholarship, Kristen Cunningham received the Bunshiro Tazuma Scholarship, and Ayaka Iwata received Minoru Tamesa Scholarship. Past presidents […]
FROM JACL PRESIDENT: To the Honorable Mayor Ed Murray, the Honorable Police Chief Kathleen O’Toole, and the Honorable Seattle City Councilmembers: The Seattle Chapter of the Japanese American Citizens League (JACL), the nation’s oldest and largest Asian American civil rights organization, is deeply alarmed by the lack of Asian Pacific Islander (API) representation in the […]
Lloyd Hara was honored on Feb. 29 for his public service career spanning 50 years. The event, at the Nagomi Tea House, was hosted by Gary Locke and Washington State representative Bob Hasegawa. Hara has served as King County’s Auditor, Seattle City Treasurer, Seattle Port Commissioner, and King County Assessor. He also founded the Seattle […]
Last year was a banner year for Asian and Asian Americans, who pushed forth advancements in technology, science, art, academia, and politics. One even went to space.
Here are our top 10 events of note:
11. Two spelling bee champs tie
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 […]
On January 15th, 2015, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences released their nominations for the 2015 Oscars.
Seattle Out & Proud, organizers of Seattle Pride, have announced that George Takei will lead this year’s Seattle Pride Parade as Celebrity Grand Marshal.
By Alia Marsha Northwest Asian Weekly For its second season, the Seattle dance group Relay Dance Collective travels back to their roots as inspiration for “Beginnings,” featuring repertory works by 30 dancers and choreographers. Dancer and co-founder of the group Gabrielle Kazuko Nomura uses this opportunity to tell the story of her origins as a […]
Louis Watanabe, 1st vice-chair and precinct committee officer for the 37th district Democrats, has announced his candidacy for the Washington State Senate. He is a former Bellevue College teacher and software engineer. He has served on the boards of the Asian Counseling & Referral Service, the UW Consulting & Business Development Center, the National Association […]
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.