Four Seattle-area Nisei World War II veterans received the rank of chevalier of the French National Order of the Legion of Honor on Sept. 1 at a ceremony hosted at the Nisei Veterans Committee Foundation Memorial Hall. The veterans, including Frank Matsuda, Frank Nishimura, Jimmy Yamaguchi, and William Yasutake received the honor for their service […]
It was a project that began in May 2009. The Seattle Nisei Veterans Committee (NVC) needed more parking space at its location at 1212 South King Street in the International District.
Councilmembers Jan Drago and Richard McIver had a joint farewell party at Seattle City Hall’s Bertha Knight Landes Room. Present was the Seattle Nisei Veterans Committee (NVC), which gave Drago the Commander’s Award. In 2000, Drago was the first local elected official to support naming a U.S. courthouse after Japanese American William Nakamura.