SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) – A group from Los Alamos, once the building site for an atomic bomb, is making an unprecedented trip this month to a country that was devastated by the weapon. Los Alamos Historical Museum representatives are traveling throughout Japan to gain that country’s perspective on the impact of nuclear warfare. Museum […]
By Peggy Chapman Northwest Asian Weekly Oregon has the Willamette Falls Navigation and Locks, and now Seattle has its beloved Panama Hotel as the city’s first National Treasure. There are approximately 60 buildings, neighborhoods, post offices, even ships (the Delta Queen in Mississippi) declared National Treasures, and now Seattle has its own national treasure in […]
There was a groundbreaking February 9th in the parking lot of the Publix Hotel located at 5th Avenue and South King Street in Seattle’s Chinatown/International District. There was a traditional Asian ceremonial elements for good luck and Japanese tea. It was attended by members of Uwajimaya, the hotel development team, investors, and the community to celebrate […]
Seattle’s Historic Preservation program completed a three-year project documenting the history of Southeast Seattle. The finished product is a series of posters, essays, and reports which focus on the era after World War II and looks at the historical roots of the area’s ethnic diversity. The project was completed with the efforts of community historians […]
American Express and the National Trust for Historic Preservation announced that 11 Puget Sound area historic sites were receiving grants as part of Partners in Preservation’s $1 million commitment to preservation efforts in the area. Among them is the Japanese Cultural & Community Center of Washington (JCCCW), which was awarded $75,000 …
The vinyl siding has protected the buildings from decades of rain, snow, and windstorms. But the vinyl also encases hazardous asbestos.
The Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) is seeking to preserve a part of American history that lies in a remote part of Idaho. The proposed construction of part of a 500-mile transmission line near a former Japanese internment camp in Minidoka would provide renewable energy to Idaho, Nevada, and California. However, the project poses an obstruction to the historical site, according to JACL.