By Staff Northwest Asian Weekly On March 12, Bobby Virk and Bob Hasegawa announced they are endorsing one another’s run for office. Hasegawa will vie for a state senate seat. Virk will vie for Hasegawa’s vacated seat in the state’s House.
On Jan. 14, more than 1,100 people came together to celebrate presentation of the Congressional Gold Medal to Japanese American veterans of the 100th Infantry Battalion, 442nd Regimental Combat Team, and Military Intelligence Service (MIS) in Meany Hall on the University of Washington campus. The Congressional Gold Medal is the highest award that can be […]
By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly In September 1981, when I dreamed of starting a newspaper, I was a mother with a baby and toddler. Most people called me nuts, thinking a woman should put her family first and ambition second. In addition, it would be a risky venture.
By Mary Beth Smetzer Fairbanks Daily News-Miner FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — The day Pearl Harbor was bombed, Dec. 7, 1941, Brian Yamamoto’s father, Edward, was attending the University of Southern California on a baseball scholarship.
On Oct. 17, The Hokubei Hochi Foundation Board of Directors announced establishment of the foundation as a new nonprofit 501(c)3 organization.
By Kat Chow UW News Lab “I didn’t really want to rely on written criteria to do things — to get jobs, shows, or grants — based on schooling,” said 25-year-old artist Jason Hirata, referring to degrees and schooling. “I wanted it to be because of my work.” Hirata, however, did earn two degrees from […]
By Stacy Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly Today, pioneers don’t hate to don coonskin hats to blaze trails. In fact, they come in all sorts of garb.<!–more–> The Northwest Asian Weekly and its nonprofit foundation organize a yearly event, called Asian American Pioneers, which honors local Asian American and Pacific Islander Pioneers who have made a […]
Nikkei Concerns held a ground-breaking ceremony for a new garden at its five-star accredited rehabilitation and care center, Seattle Keiro. The ceremony featured a traditional Japanese ground-breaking ritual and included Consul General of Japan Kiyokazu Ota, local elected officials, and community leaders/supporters as invited speakers and guests, including Seattle’s Deputy Mayor Darryl Smith. Founded in […]
Densho: The Japanese American Legacy Project, which owns the largest archive of visual testimonies on the Japanese American WWII incarceration experience, was awarded two grants totaling $544,713 from the National Park Service Japanese American Confinement Sites (JACS) program …
Mark Kamitomo, a Gonzaga University graduate, was elected president of the Washington State Association for Justice (WSAJ) at a recent annual convention held in Whistler, B.C., Canada. Kamitomo is the first Japanese American to be elected president of WSAJ. Kamitomo’s past awards includes Trial Lawyer of the Year and Washington Super Lawyers. Kamitomo specializes in […]