U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Office of International Trade Associate Administrator Gabriel Esparza, along with SBA Regional Administrator Michael Fong, visited business leaders in the Northwest on April 18 and 19 to discuss export opportunities for small businesses.
Norman Mineta, who broke racial barriers for Asian Americans serving in high-profile government posts and ordered commercial flights grounded after the 9/11 terror attacks as the nation’s federal transportation secretary, died on May 3. He was 90.
On the morning of April 22, Julia Ruan, 16, woke up with a sore throat. Her parents tested her at home and the result was negative. She went to school and a sleepover that night.
By David Della, former Seattle City Councilmember Tony Au, President, Friends of Gee How Oak Tin Family Association Dr. Ming Xiao, small business owner, Chinatown-ID Anna Hau, small business owner and Seniors In Action, Chinatown-ID The Chinatown-International District (CID) is a historic and culturally rich neighborhood of small businesses and residents, many of us immigrants, […]
Approximately 150 demonstrators walked down Jackson Street through Seattle’s Chinatown-International District on May 1, as part of a May Day rally for immigrant and workers rights. Speakers highlighted the need to stop hate crimes against Asian people, and drew attention to multiracial solidarity against police brutality and white supremacy.
Community member Frank Irigon is the 2022 recipient of the University of Washington Charles E. Odegaard Award. Irigon will be presented with this honor at the 2022 Celebration event on May 18. Born in the Philippines, Irigon immigrated to the United States with his mother and siblings in 1950. He earned his Bachelor of Arts […]
On April 29, the government of Japan announced that it awarded the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Rays to former KING 5 anchor Lori Matsukawa, for her contributions in promoting friendly relations between Japan and the United States. A news release stated that Matsukawa “significantly contributed to increase awareness of Japanese American […]
Gene Moy is now 105 years young! One of the oldest living Chinese American World War II veterans, Moy held a joint celebration at Joyale Restaurant recently, with his friend, Cari Murotani, who turned 77.
Jake Shimabukuro will receive the 2022 Tomodachi Award from the Japanese Cultural & Community Center of Washington (JCCCW) during the Tomodachi gala. The award recognizes his many years of promoting and celebrating the U.S.-Japan relationship through music and education. The event will be held virtually on the JCCCW YouTube channel, where Shimabukuro performs. He is […]
“My mental health took a hit, like lots of my classmates,” says Emilea Okayasu, a high school senior at University High School in Fresno, California. “I was isolated, so my junior year was largely me just cooped up in my room being confused and stressed about what I was going to do for the next four years.”