A farewell party was held for the Consul General of Japan on April 24. Masahiro Omura has served in Seattle since 2013. About 200 people attedned the event including Uwajimaya chairman Tomio Moriguchi and his wife Jenny Li, King county executive Dow Constantine and his wife Shirley Carlson. Omura also took part in a rendition […]
Tomio Moriguchi, infamous for Uwajimaya (and class of ’61 UW) will be receiving the Dr. Samuel E. Kelly Award from the Multicultural Alumni Partnership (MAP) Oct. 17th at the University of Washington. Founded in 1994, the Multicultural Alumni Partnership is dedicated to promoting diversity at the UW and in the UW alumni community. MAP’s signature […]
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 […]
Unfortunately, there is nothing we can do or say that will bring Donnie back. All of us here can only work on issues that hopefully will prevent such tragedy from happening in the future in any location, especially in the Chinatown ID. As a property owner, business owner, and a resident of the Chinatown ID, […]
Tomio Moriguchi was named one of the most influential business executives of the past 35 years by the Puget Sound Business Journal. Moriguchi took over his family’s business, Uwajimaya, after working as a Boeing engineer, and he is currently company chairman after serving as its CEO for 30 years. According to the Journal, Moriguchi and […]
There was a groundbreaking February 9th in the parking lot of the Publix Hotel located at 5th Avenue and South King Street in Seattle’s Chinatown/International District. There was a traditional Asian ceremonial elements for good luck and Japanese tea. It was attended by members of Uwajimaya, the hotel development team, investors, and the community to celebrate […]
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
Tomio Moriguchi, Elaine Ikoma Ko, and the Nikkei Community Network hosted a special reception on July 9, at the Nagomi Tea House, for Andréa Akita’s appointment as Executive Director of InterIm CDA and Brad Miyake as the new Bellevue City Manager.
By Assunta Ng The Hum Bow Celebrity Contest was a new idea at the Asian American Heritage Festival, held at the Seattle Center last Sunday.
Interim Community Development Association celebrated its 45th anniversary with a Sapphire Gala on April 12 at the Seattle Mariott. The event raised $130,000.