Karen Yoshitomi was the Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) PNW Regional Office Director (National Staff) for over 22 years. Her office was in the ID. Last year, Karen resigned to be Executive Director for the Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Washington. The Seattle JACL used the Banquet as an occasion to give Karen a […]
Yoshitomi launches “Memories” program
Karen Yoshitomi, the new Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Washington (JCCCW) executive director, has launched the “Omoide (Memories)”program series for 2015. She presented her organizational vision and goals in her first public appearance last week. The JCCCW resumes its series, at its cultural center at 1414 South Weller Street. A native Washingtonian, Karen is […]
Council member supports redistricting of Seattle — O’Brien believes new change emphasizes community
By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly The Seattle City Council could face radical change in leadership under a new redristricting plan set in place by voters. Starting in 2015, Seattle will elect a majority of City Council members by district. Seven of the nine councilmembers will be elected by district and two will remain at-large […]
Lori Matsukawa lauded at NW Emmys
By Sue Misao Northwest Asian Weekly Generations of Pacific Northwesterners have grown up with the familiar smile of Lori Matsukawa, who has been informing and enlightening the public for 36 years, 31 of those at KING 5 television.
Tomiko Santos to talk
The first Nikkei woman elected to the Washington State legislature, Sharon Tomiko Santos, will be the featured speaker at the May 16 Omoide program conducted by the Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Washington.
Affordable Health Care Act for APAs discussed
Small business owners and community members are invited to a public board meeting of the Washington State Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs to learn about enrollment in — and the progress of — the Affordable Health Care Act in the Asian Pacific American community.
Asian candidates dot electoral landscape
By Sue Misao Northwest Asian Weekly Ten API candidates remain on the ballot for King County in contested races in the Nov. 5 general election.
Russell Joe joins JCCCW as CAO
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.
Name in the News: JCCCW hosts Tomodachi Luncheon, honors Tsutakawa family and Mariners president
The Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Washington (JCCCW) hosted their 5th annual Tomodachi Luncheon on Thursday, March 28, raising over $67,000 to help support JCCCW programs and underwrite the organization’s daily operations …
IDCC announces lunchtime programs
The International District Community Center has started a lunchtime activities program running from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on weekdays. The program aims to help International District residents and workers live healthy and active lifestyles. For a drop-in fee of $3 for adults and $2 for seniors, participants can play basketball on Mondays and Fridays, […]