The Seattle community celebrated the life of Kip Tokuda at Tokuda’s public memorial on July 21 at the University of Washington. Over 800 people attended, with reflections presented by Gov. Jay Inslee, Mayor Mike McGinn, Jill Nishi, King County Exec. Dow Constantine, Betsy Wells, Laurie Lippold, Lori Matsukawa, State Rep. Eric Pettigrew, and Dale Minami. […]
Three APA Seattle-area business owners graduated from the UW Foster School of Business’ Minority Business Executive Program on July 21. They are Angela Shen from Savor Seattle, Shelia Burrus from State Farm, and Raymond Lam from Silk Road Environmental.
In August 1983 Gov. John Spellman signed a proclamation recognizing Japanese American citizens who were evicted from their homes and placed in wartime internment camps. A living memorial sculpture by George Tsutakawa and his son Gerard Tsutakawa was erected at the Washington State Fair to honor Japanese Americans who were temporarily housed at “Camp Harmony” […]
Former Issaquah City Councilmember Russell Joe joined the Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Washington (JCCCW) as the organization’s new chief administrative officer on July 1. CAO is a new position to the organization, following the restructuring of JCCCW’s leadership infrastructure. The CAO and COO positions replace the former executive director position.
By Staff The Associated Press ST. LOUIS, Mo. (AP) — A coalition of farm and food safety groups wants federal regulators to quash the proposed sale of Smithfield Foods to a Chinese conglomerate in what would be the largest such takeover of a U.S. business.
By Laurie Kellman The Associated Press WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) — The white Wisconsin lawyer and the black preacher from Georgia strode into the Senate hearing room together and took their seats, shoulder-to-shoulder, at the witness table. Veteran lawmakers and experts in civil rights law, they had been here before.
By Samantha Henry The Associated Press HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) — Okseon Yi, now frail and elderly, still remembers as a 15-year-old leaving her home in Busan, Korea to go out for a walk and being grabbed by two men and thrown into the back of a truck with five other terrified girls. They were held […]
By Malcolm Foster The Associated Press TOKYO (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s ruling coalition won a comfortable majority in the upper house of parliament in elections July 21, giving it control of both chambers and a mandate to press ahead with difficult economic reforms. The win is an endorsement of the Liberal Democratic […]
By Didi Tang The Associated Press BEIJING (AP) — Police in south-central China detained six urban management officers July 20 on suspicion of intentionally harming others and their supervisors were fired after a watermelon grower died in a conflict with authorities when he tried to sell fruit in their county, state media reported.
By Staff The Associated Press HONG KONG (AP) — The late superstar Bruce Lee is best-known for the kung fu skills he displayed in his movies, but his daughter hopes that more people take the effort to understand his teachings and life philosophy. Marking his death 40 years ago, the Hong Kong government has teamed […]