Congressman Jim McDermott (D-WA) was presented with the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold & Silver Star award at the Embassy of Japan in Washington, D.C. for his contribution to “promoting Japan-U.S. legislative exchange, and maintaining and deepening the Japan-U.S. alliance through the promotion of enhanced understanding of Japan in the U.S. Congress.” The Order of the […]
Seattle Out & Proud, organizers of Seattle Pride, have announced that George Takei will lead this year’s Seattle Pride Parade as Celebrity Grand Marshal.
By Staff Northwest Asian Weekly Kip Tokuda, a former four-term state representative from the 37th district and community activist who founded the Asian Community Leadership Foundation (ACLF), was past president of the Japanese American Citizens League (JACL), and served on the Mayor’s Seattle Police Department 20/20 initiative passed away on July 13. He was 66.
By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly Although he remains almost unknown to American audiences, Shin Joong Hyun achieved legendary status long ago in his native South Korea. Now, his music can be heard in the States with the release of “Shin Joong Hyun & Yup Juns” by Lion Productions and distributed by Seattle’s In The […]
The Government of Japan announced that Shiro Floyd Mori, former National Executive Director and former National President of the Japanese American Citizens League (JACL), will receive the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Rosette, in recognition of his contributions to the improvement of the status of Japanese Americans, strengthening of economic relations between […]
Last month, former Washington State Representative and former Japanese American Citizens League Seattle Chapter President Kip Tokuda
By Eric Talmadge THE ASSOCIATED PRESS HYAKURI AIR BASE, Japan (AP) — Warplanes bearing the bright red Rising Sun logo roared overhead on Sunday, Oct. 16, as Japan held a once-every-three-years display to showcase one of the best air forces in Asia. The only problem — most of its fighters were grounded.
The Beatles and other famous bands are long gone, but The Ventures still exist after half a century. Not only did they hold themselves together, they are now in the
Tacoma’s legendary instrumental rock band The Ventures won admission into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2008.
The Consulate General of Japan at Seattle held a conferment ceremony for William E. Franklin, who was decorated with the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Neck Ribbon.