By Nina Huang Northwest Asian Weekly When asked what his hobby was, Mark Okazaki candidly answered, “Neighborhood House and the community.” As the executive director of Neighborhood House, a nonprofit organization dedicated to serving low-income communities and alleviating poverty in Seattle, Okazaki has dedicated most of his life to serving the community.
The decision to attend the reading of “Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet,” was an easy one. Sometime after reading the book, I read an interview published in a local API paper.
Troop #53, the former resident Boy Scout Troop at the Japanese Baptist Church on Capitol Hill, commemorated its 89-year history in a celebration at the Museum of Flight. Troop #53 began in 1920, organized by Clarence Arai and others from the church. The troop was deactivated at the end of 2008 due to declining membership.