The India Association of Western Washington (IAWW) is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. The association decided to celebrate this occasion by including other mainstream and local Asian communities and honoring their leaders who have been instrumental in building bridges across all communities for years.
Achievements in the arts
The Japanese foreign minister awarded his commendation to Mimi Gates, director of the Seattle Art Museum. As director of Yale University’s art gallery for nearly seven years, and director of Seattle Art Museum for over 14 years, Gates has achieved outstanding success in the U.S.-Japan cultural exchange field by organizing Japanese art exhibitions and a variety of educational and cultural programs in the U.S. and Japan.