By Louise Kashino Takisaki Northwest Asian Weekly My dedication to support the Nisei Veterans Committee is because of the importance of preserving our history, especially during WWII. Our mission at NVC is to “Honor the Past; Educate the Future.” The history books have included very little on the Japanese incarceration during WWII, so it is […]
By Senhao Liu Northwest Asian Weekly From being a teacher to a policymaker in education improvement, Frieda Takamura has contributed much during the past 40 years to the Asian Pacific Islander community.
By Zachariah Bryan Northwest Asian Weekly Behind every good man, there is a good woman. And perhaps there is no truer case of that than Louise Kashino. While her husband Shiro Kashino was used to the spotlight, having been a high school football star and a war hero, she was used to making things work […]
Tosh Okamoto and Tomio Moriguchi, co-founders of Nikkei Concerns, received a Founder’s Award honor at the Nisei Veterans Hall on Sept. 15. Both united the Japanese American
By Mari Yamaguchi Associated Press TOKYO (AP) — Japanese film idol Yoshiko Yamaguchi, who was known as Rikoran and symbolized Japan’s wartime dreams of Asian conquest, has died at age 94. Known as Shirley Yamaguchi in the United States and one of the biggest Japanese film stars during and after World War II, Yamaguchi died […]
By Stacy Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly George Takei beamed and waved as he served as the celebrity grand marshal at last Sunday’s 40th annual gay pride parade in Seattle. (Seattle Mayor Ed Murray was the parade’s community grand marshal.) <!–more–>Takei is perhaps most widely known for playing Hikaru Sulu on the original “Star Trek” TV […]
By Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) – He’s one of them — a disabled veteran who lost part of his right foot to a mine in Vietnam, a soldier who riled his superiors in the Bush years by telling Congress the United States needed more troops in Iraq than the administration wanted. That bond is why […]
By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly This is the final weekend of the Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF). Here are three preview picks for Asian films showing as the festival winds down.
The first Nikkei woman elected to the Washington State legislature, Sharon Tomiko Santos, will be the featured speaker at the May 16 Omoide program conducted by the Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Washington.
A gift to the University of Washington (UW) from the people of Japan, 18 flowering cherry trees, will be dedicated in a