By Zachariah Bryan Northwest Asian Weekly Behind every good man, there is a good woman. And perhaps there is no truer case of that than Louise Kashino. While her husband Shiro Kashino was used to the spotlight, having been a high school football star and a war hero, she was used to making things work […]
Okamoto and Moriguchi awarded
Tosh Okamoto and Tomio Moriguchi, co-founders of Nikkei Concerns, received a Founder’s Award honor at the Nisei Veterans Hall on Sept. 15. Both united the Japanese American
Jun-Ai producer and actress Keiko Kobayashi visits Seattle screening
Jun-Ai executive producer and lead actress Keiko Kobayashi visited Seattle on Saturday, March 16, attending the movie’s Seattle screening, which was hosted at the Nisei Veterans Hall. The screening attracted over 200 viewers.
Understanding in “Jun-Ai”
By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly Keiko Kobayashi, the star, co-writer, and co-producer of “Jun-Ai,” has an entire life mission centered around the film. As she makes clear on the film’s website, she wants to help connect people from separate and even antagonistic cultures to communicate with each other in the interest of peace. Having […]
TV drama shot in Seattle a big hit in Japan
SEATTLE (AP) — Ichiro Suzuki slaps one of his signature hits at Safeco Field to the wild cheers of Seattle fans.
Raymond Jiro Takisaki: Father, business owner, military man, and dedicated volunteer
Takisaki had eight siblings and was living in Seattle when the United States entered World War II. His mother, Mine Takehana, died soon after she gave birth to her last child. Takisaki and his siblings were raised by their father, Tomotsu S. Takizaki (the spelling of the surname was later changed), a grocery store and antique store owner, who was born in Tokyo.
Japanese Americans plan WWII memorial in Seattle
SEATTLE (AP) — Fundraising has begun for a memorial wall in Seattle to honor Japanese Americans who were interned or served in the military during World War II.