Sept: 19: Nikkei Concerns holds ground-breaking ceremony for new garden

Local elected officials, Consul General of Japan Ota, community leaders and supporters, and Nikkei staff members at the ground-breaking ceremony (Photo by Eugene Tagawa)

King County Councilmember Bruce Harrell speaks at the groundbreaking

Nikkei Concerns held a ground-breaking ceremony for a new garden at its five-star accredited rehabilitation and care center, Seattle Keiro. The ceremony featured a traditional Japanese ground-breaking ritual and included Consul General of Japan Kiyokazu Ota, local elected officials, and community leaders/supporters as invited speakers and guests, including Seattle’s Deputy Mayor Darryl Smith.

Founded in 1975, Nikkei Concerns is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the health and wellness of Japanese American and Asian Pacific Islander elders throughout the greater Puget Sound region. (end)

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