Consul General Makoto Iyori assumed his duties in Seattle on Oct. 24, marking the beginning of his tenure as the newly appointed Consul General of Japan.
Richard Fukutaki, chair of the Bellevue College Board of Trustees, was recently elected chair-elect of the Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) board of directors.
David Yamaguchi began a new position as Executive Director of the Japan-America Society of the State of Washington (JASSW) on Nov 15.
Sam Mihara, who was incarcerated at Heart Mountain as a child, received the Salem Award for Human Rights and Justice from the House of Seven Gables Settlement House in Salem, Massachusetts, on Nov. 10.
International Community Health Services (ICHS) said it raised $312,000 during its 50th Anniversary Gala.
The inaugural event for the William E. Franklin Endowment for International Trade took place on Nov. 16 at the University of Washington’s Foster School of Business.
The Seniors in Action Foundation hosted a special Thanksgiving dinner at Joyale Restaurant in the Chinatown-International District on Nov. 19, dedicated to 600 Chinese seniors.
Former Gov. Gary Locke has joined international law firm Dorsey & Whitney as the firm’s Senior Advisor.
The Lakeside/St. Nicholas Alumni Association awarded Uwajimaya CEO Denise Moriguchi with the 2023 Distinguished Alumni Award on Nov. 8.
Dr. Rosie Rimando-Chareunsap, chancellor of Seattle Colleges, recently was named one of the most influential Filipina women in the world by the Filipina Women’s Network (FWN).