Seven-hundred-fifty people attended the memorial for Al Sugiyama on Jan. 29 at Fisher Pavilion at Seattle Center. The Reverend Jerry Shigaki led the invocation. Daughter Mari Sugiyama shared memories and lessons from her father. Bob Watt, Dick Sugiyama, Warren Furutani, Merritt Long, and Daniel Miyaki also spoke. In 1989, Al Sugiyama was the first Asian […]
I would like to extend my very belated thanks and gratitude for the excellent article and coverage you provided for the 50th anniversary of the Greater Seattle Japanese Queen Coronation (in the May 30–June 5 issue).