“You do it every day because it’s the right thing to do.”
Mayumi Tsutakawa: Pioneer in Publishing
Mayumi Tsutakawa has racked up a large number of achievements during a career spanning several different fields. Straight out of grad school, she became the first Asian American female reporter at a daily newspaper in the Seattle area. She later wrote and edited several anthologies, including the first anthology of Asian American women’s writings.
Gary Luke: Pioneer in Publishing
As the publisher of Sasquatch Books, Gary Luke feels a sense of honor and responsibility to make his company an outlet for diverse perspectives.
The ID experiences a sudden downpour of bricks
May Xie was working in her herbal store on Jackson Street, Yuan Sheng Heng, when she was stunned by an immensely loud boom. She wondered if a woman cooking on the top floors of Jackson Apartments had accidentally set off some kind of gas explosion.
ACRS’ night to remember
The Asian Counseling and Referral Service (ACRS) had a benefit dinner and auction at the Seattle Sheraton entitled “Faces of Community, Masks of Tradition,” on Saturday, Sept. 13. Hosted by Lori Matsukawa, the event also featured Garfield’s Jazz Combo, a three-course dinner, a dance from Long Life Association and several silent auctions. Attendees were able to pick from lavish vacation packages, to a pig roast for 40, to a Washington sailing cruise, to a sweet dessert auction.
Award for fashion designer
Seattle hosted the Imagine! Design Expo at the International Academy of Design & Technology campus in Tukwila, Sept. 8. Designer Luly Yang was recognized for her contributions. Yang is widely known for her exquisite couture and bridal collections, as well as her downtown studio boutique located at the Fairmont Olympic Hotel.
Fundraising through sports
Over 180 community members gathered at Kin On Health Care Center on Sept. 7 to celebrate the success of Kin On’s First Annual Sports Tournament.
A Japanese astronaut
Astronaut Akihiko Hoshide, accompanied by his wife Satomi, visited Seattle to participate in the annual Planetary Congress that took place Sept. 15-19.
Comings & goings
The American Legacy Foundation recently appointed Dr. Benjamin Chu as the chairman of their board of directors. Dr. Chu is one of the three medical doctors and the only Chinese American to receive the chair title. “I am honored to take on the leadership of the foundation’s board, allowing me to continue to help educate the American public that tobacco is the number-one preventable cause of death in our country,” Chu said.
Cinderella gets X-rated Chinatown makeover
Having traveled alone to New York City, Ye Xian (An Nguyen) hopes to earn money to send home to her ailing father by working in a beauty salon run by Mrs. Su (Tsai Chin), her father’s distant cousin. But the bitter and manipulative Mrs. Su doesn’t actually run a beauty salon. She runs an X-rated massage parlor.