Monique Ming Laven, award-winning news anchor for KIRO 7, married James Sido, public relations manager at Downtown Seattle Association, on Aug. 9, 2013, at Parsons Garden on Queen Anne Hill, followed by a reception at Within SoDo. (end)
Nikkei Concerns honors three
Nikkei Concerns, a Seattle organization that serves Japanese elders in the Pacific Northwest, hosted nearly 200 people at the Omusubi Connection Luncheon Nov. 1 at the Bell Harbor International Conference Center in Seattle. At the event, board chair Ted Tomita honored Kokoro Kai Senior Activity program co-founders Julianne Kumasaka and Dennis Yamashita, recognizing their groundbreaking […]
Yambe set to win in Fife
In Pierce County, Nikkei candidate for Fife City Council Bryan Yambe is poised to win his contest against Doug Fagundes. As of Nov. 13, Yambe had 61 percent of the votes cast in his favor, with 39 percent going to his opponent.
Ricoh rakes in revenue
Frank and Penny Fukui of the Woodburn Company, a copier and printer company based in Everett, accepted two awards during the Ricoh National Awards Banquet held at the Aria Resort and Hotel in Las Vegas, Nev., on Oct. 30. The awards were for highest percentage of revenue growth and highest dollar revenue growth under the Ricoh brand […]
Dinner funds scholarships
The Viet Nam Scholarship Foundation benefit dinner in September, “Light the Path,” raised $55,000 to provide multi-year scholarships to underprivileged students in Vietnam. It will also fund VNSF’s Transportation Access and Reading Rooms programs.
Thai Senate kills contentious amnesty bill
By Thanyarat Doksone Associated Press BANGKOK (AP) – Thailand’s Senate has defeated an amnesty bill that could have led to the return from exile of deposed former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra, but opponents of the bill vowed to continue their protests against the government.
Handing letter to emperor is taboo
By Mari Yamaguchi Associated Press TOKYO (AP) – A novice Japanese lawmaker who wanted to draw attention to the Fukushima nuclear crisis has caused an uproar by doing something taboo: handing a letter to the emperor.
Philippine typhoon deaths climb into thousands
By Jim Gomez Associated Press TACLOBAN, Philippines (AP) – As many as 10,000 people are believed dead in one Philippine city alone after one of the worst storms ever recorded unleashed ferocious winds and giant waves that washed away homes and schools. Corpses hung from tree branches and were scattered along sidewalks and among flattened […]
Bring ideas to Hing Hay Park open meeting
The public is invited to share ideas and offer input into plans for the renovation and expansion of Hing Hay Park at a meeting on Thursday, Nov. 21, from 6–8 p.m. at the International District/Chinatown Community Center, 719 8th Ave. S., in Seattle.
Kimmel skit spurs protest in Bellevue
About 300 people gathered in Bellevue Downtown Park on Saturday (Nov. 9) to protest ABC and the Jimmy Kimmel show for its Kid’s Table skit last month, in which a child said “kill everyone in China” in response to Kimmel’s question of how the U.S. should solve its debt problem. On the show, Kimmel called […]