Gov. Chris Gregoire appointed Kendee Yamaguchi as the executive director of the Washington State Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs (CAPAA). Yamaguchi is a third generation Japanese American born and raised in Washington.
Dow Constantine slowly weaved through a crowd of supporters at the Edgewater Hotel in Seattle, smiling and shaking hands with supporters as he scrambled for the podium. He claimed victory in the race for King County Executive on Tuesday night. Election results rolled on TV screens.
HONOLULU (AP) — Sen. Daniel Inouye becomes the third longest serving senator in U.S. history on Oct. 22, a landmark for the powerful lawmaker who has held a seat in Congress for as long as Hawaii has been a state.
Among the riders were Japanese American couple William (Bill) and Ruth Akiyoshi of Whittier, Calif. On the doors of their car were two placards that said, “Welcome Home, Bill Akiyoshi.”
All her life, Rie has heard these words. But as the sole heir to the House of Omura, one of the most respected families of sake brewers in Kobe, Japan, she knows she must learn as much as possible about the trade in order to carry on the tradition.
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — The conductor of the New York Philharmonic wielded his baton as an instrument of diplomacy on Oct. 15. His words, however, weren’t all sweet.
It seems as though whenever people throw their names into the hat of politics, too many of them are only doing it for a personal gain. Oftentimes, they run without a connection to their community. Lloyd Hara, however, may be the exception.
In a nation that has yet to inaugurate a female president, it can often feel as though the voices of women lose resonance in the midst of a male-dominated political arena.
The Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) announced it will present an award to Sen. Daniel Akaka at its third national gala to be held in Washington, D.C. on Sept. 17.
Judge Sandra Otaka, a member of the Chicago JACL and a leader in the Asian American community, has passed away.