Nikkei Concerns, a Seattle organization that serves Japanese elders in the Pacific Northwest, hosted nearly 200 people at the Omusubi Connection Luncheon Nov. 1 at the Bell Harbor International Conference Center in Seattle. At the event, board chair Ted Tomita honored Kokoro Kai Senior Activity program co-founders Julianne Kumasaka and Dennis Yamashita, recognizing their groundbreaking work on the program 35 years ago.
In addition to lunch, the event featured speakers, videos, a dance workout, and silent auction. The Fund-a-Need portion of the event raised $10,000 for future Kokoro Kai activities. (end)