Eight Puget Sound-area residents were honored on Feb. 25 at the 2017 Asian American Engineer of the Year award ceremonies at the Westin Hotel Bellevue. The awards recognize Asian Americans who have made outstanding contributions as scientists, engineers, and corporate leaders. This year’s recipients from our region for the Asian American Engineer of […]
Karen Yoshitomi was the Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) PNW Regional Office Director (National Staff) for over 22 years. Her office was in the ID. Last year, Karen resigned to be Executive Director for the Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Washington. The Seattle JACL used the Banquet as an occasion to give Karen a […]
Karen Yoshitomi, the new Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Washington (JCCCW) executive director, has launched the “Omoide (Memories)”program series for 2015. She presented her organizational vision and goals in her first public appearance last week. The JCCCW resumes its series, at its cultural center at 1414 South Weller Street. A native Washingtonian, Karen is […]
To many U.S. citizens of Japanese ancestry, the use of the term “Jap” is considered a racial slur with a hate-filled history going all the way back to World War II.
The Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) is seeking to preserve a part of American history that lies in a remote part of Idaho. The proposed construction of part of a 500-mile transmission line near a former Japanese internment camp in Minidoka would provide renewable energy to Idaho, Nevada, and California. However, the project poses an obstruction to the historical site, according to JACL.