“There is a large sense of personal space … when someone gets close, people freak out.” — Candace Chin “Everything is so much bigger: the people, the buildings, even the boats.” — Yong Kwon “People are so big and tall.” — Amber Nguyen “It’s beautiful and much nicer than Canton.” — Chau Juh Deng
A favorite American traditional is to light fireworks on Independence Day. Many of us find joy in hearing the zip of hissing smoke as a bottle rocket takes to the sky before crackling loudly in an echo.
Tosh Tokunaga jumped out of airplanes for the United States during World War II as part of an Airborne Division that fought in Europe. On June 21, he was present at the rededication ceremony of the United States Courthouse in downtown Seattle to pay tribute to William Kenzo Nakamura, a Japanese American WWII veteran that gave his life for the United States.
Petty Officer Third Class Julie Rowe, a health services technician at the Integrated Support Command Seattle medical clinic, is all too familiar with the term “melting pot,” a variety of races, cultures, and individuals assimilating into a cohesive whole, which she along with many other Coast Guard members fit right into.
Komen for the Cure’s 16th annual race was held at Qwest Field. Team Josie’s Angels was headed by Rosale Meriales. The team was named in honor of Josephine Malana, a two-year cancer survivor and Meriales’ older sister. ♦
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.
“I am a person of many interests, talents, and hobbies with an affinity for sports, music, and teaching.”
Cutting costs at the University of Washington (UW) is an unwanted but necessary action to cover a $92 million budget reduction.
Thousands of people congregated along Fourth Avenue to cheer for nearly 200 groups marching in Seattle’s Pride Parade on Sunday, June 28.