Lena Hou has performed the National Anthem at numerous community events. This included last week’s invitation to the Japanese Consulate’s residence for the reception honoring Japanese Emperor Akihito’s birthday. Consul Omura was in attendance and congratulated Hou on a job well done. Over 200 people attended the event. Lori Matsukawa and Ralph Munro were recognized […]
BLOG: Japanese governor brings a feast to Seattle
By Assunta Ng Oishii! Giving good first impressions make it harder for others to forget you.
Japanese diplomat sentenced in violence case
By Rafu Shimpo Staff New America Media REDWOOD CITY, Calif. — Yoshiaki Nagaya, 33, vice consul at the Japanese Consulate in San Francisco, has been sentenced to one year in jail for domestic abuse.
Former Seattle Mayor Gordon Clinton passes away
By Stacy Nguyen NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY Former Seattle Mayor Gordon S. Clinton passed away last Saturday afternoon. He had recently suffered a stroke. He was 91 years old. Clinton was born in Alberta, Canada, though his family had its roots in Tennessee and the Pacific Northwest. Clinton grew up in Seattle and attended Roosevelt High […]
Interpreter has dream job with Mariners
Imagine your second day on the job being in front of cameras and reporters at a press conference introducing the Seattle Mariners newest player from Japan. This was the situation presented to then 26-year-old Ken Barron on his second day of work as the Mariners’ interpreter.
The ancient art of the sword
There was a sharp snap as two swords slammed into one another in perfect precision.