By James Tabafunda Northwest Asian Weekly Tomodachi is a Japanese word meaning friend. “Star Trek” actor and gay rights advocate George Takei is the newest friend of the Japanese Cultural & Community Center of Washington (JCCCW). The organization named him as its 2015 Tomodachi Award winner at the Seventh Annual Tomodachi Luncheon on March 27. […]
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 […]
BLOG: Internees created art to cope
By Assunta Ng Making art is a way to kill time and pain. Lee’s words reminded me of some of the exquisite artwork made by Japanese Americans who were being incarcerated during World War II.
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.
Professor honors Japanese American baseball in research
By Gabrielle Nomura Northwest Asian Weekly Long before Ichiro, Seattle’s Japanese American community had other baseball
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 …
JCCCW receives 4Culture “Heritage Special Projects” grant
Japanese Cultural Community Center for Washington (JCCCW)’s “Unsettled – Resettled: Seattle’s Hunt Hotel” is a recipient of a $7,000 Heritage Special Projects grant through 4Culture, a cultural services agency for King County. The grant supports proposals to document and interpret the history of King County and promote appreciation for its heritage and cultural traditions.
JCCCW’s annual Tomodachi Luncheon celebrates the year’s achievements and new board members
Last month, more than 350 guests attended the Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Washington (JCCCW) Tomodachi Luncheon, which raised $60,000 through sponsorships and donations. The luncheon also commemorated a change in board members, with President Kurt Tokita filling the shoes of past board President Lori Matsukawa, who served on the board for nearly 10 […]
Aug. 1: JCCCW welcomes Japanese Agricultural Exchange Council
The Japanese Cultural & Community Center (JCCCW) welcomes a new tenant, the Japan Agricultural Exchange Council – U.S. Branch. “TJ” Takashi Yoshikawa serves as the branch’s director …
Feb. 4: Clarence Moriwaki leaves the JCCCW, Kirsten Henning takes over
Clarence Moriwaki, chief executive officer of the Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Washington (JCCCW), is leaving his position, effective Feb. 4