By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly “To improve is to change, to be perfect is to change often.” –Winston Churchill On Jan. 1, 2016, Nikkei Concerns, founded in 1975 by second-generation Japanese Americans to serve Japanese elderly, will change its name to KEIRO Northwest. Nikkei Concerns (NC) means the concerns of second generations. Five units […]
Bamboo awards for Tosh Okamoto and Seattle World School
Tosh Okamoto, a co-founder of Nikkei Concerns, and Seattle World School, a public school that helps immigrant children fully participate in American society, have been recognized with the Bamboo Award for Health, which honors one individual and one organization whose works have improved the lives of the International Community Health Service’s (ICHS) target populations of […]
Conquering loneliness in old age
If loneliness is the fear for old age, what can a community do to fight back?
Japanese Queen Scholarship Organization of WA crowns Japanese queen
Over the Memorial Day weekend, the Japanese Queen Scholarship Organization of Washington crowned Yuna Marie Nishimoto as the 2012 queen at the 53rd annual scholarship celebration. With the coronation, Nishimoto also carries the title of Seattle Cherry Blossom and Japanese Cultural Festival Queen. Rounding out the court are the First Princess and Miss Tomodachi (also […]
Nikkei Concerns: a gathering place with buzz for Seattle’s Japanese American elders
Tosh Okamoto, then commander of the Nisei Veterans Committee, visited a man with this need. He was staying at a nursing home in Seattle’s First Hill district.
23 reasons why the ID rocks
People always ask us, ‘Why should we come down to the International District?’ ” Well, we’ve compiled 23 reasons why.
Japanese exchange students find social purpose
Kensuke Kondo and Jun Kato are third-year students at Japanís prestigious Rikkyo University. During the month of August, Kondo, Kato and nine of their peers immersed themselves in the Seattle corporate world through iLEAP: The Center for Critical Service, at Antioch University.