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Sugiyama retires; Nakano is new EDI Executive Director

Sugiyama retires; Nakano is new EDI Executive Director

Executive Development Institute (EDI) announced that its Board of Directors appointed Marci Nakano as EDI’s Executive Director. EDI is a non-profit organization that focuses on leadership training for multiethnic professionals. Nakano will transition to Executive Director on March 1, 2015. EDI’s current Executive Director, Alan Sugiyama, is retiring on February 28, 2015 for health reasons […]

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 34 No 9 | 2/21-2/270 Comments

Matsukawa awarded

Matsukawa awarded

The UW Department of Communication announced that Lori Matsukawa is a 2015 Distinguished Alumna. Each distinguished alumnus is part of the Department’s Alumni Hall of Fame on the basis of making significant contributions to the field and society. Matsukawa will give the keynote speech to graduating students at the department’s graduation celebration on June 11, […]

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Jean Lee has spirit!

Jean Lee has spirit!

The Parks and Recreation Department of Seattle is presenting the John C. Little Spirit Award Thursday evening to Jean Lee, Activity Supervisor at the Jefferson Community Center. This is an annual award to the employee who demonstrates high degree of commitment and leadership to the youth of our community, the fourteenth time this award has been […]

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Shuko Hara celebrates 100 years

Shuko Hara celebrates 100 years

King County Assessor Lloyd Hara’s mother, Shuko Hara, a former Seattleite, celebrated her 100th birthday on Jan 31. She cheered for her beloved Seahawks on the recent Super Bowl Sunday. She now lives in Delaware near Lloyd’s sister, Mitzi. (end)

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Everyone’s on the boat!

Everyone’s on the boat!

Taiwanese Association of Professionals – Seattle Chapter had a viewing party for the new Asian American TV series Fresh off the Boat on Feb. 10. The show currently airs on Tuesday ABC 8PM to 9PM. TAPs expects to have more viewing parties in the future. (end)

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OCA New Year celebration and awards

OCA New Year celebration and awards

  The OCA-Greater Seattle chapter held its Lunar New Year celebration and awarded its 2015 Golden Circle Awards February 7 at Joy Palace Restarant. The award recipients were Fred Cordova, Katty Chow, Dorothy Cordova, Assunta Ng, Alan Sugiyama, and the Japanese American Citizens League. OCA is not-for-profit, non-partisan organization representing over 10,000 people nationally, including […]

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Larson wins award for novel

Larson wins award for novel

The 2015 Scott O’Dell Award for Historical Fiction for young people went to Dash, by Kirby Larson, published by Scholastic Press. In the book it’s January, 1942, and school scapegoating is the just the first hardship Mitsi Kashino and her Japanese-American family will encounter. Mitsi also has to leave her  beloved dog Dash in the […]

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 34 No 8 | 2/14-2/200 Comments

Brogan appointed to State Transportation Commission

Brogan appointed to State Transportation Commission

Gov. Jay Inslee has appointed Rita Brogan of Vashon Island to the Washington State Transportation Commission. She will serve the remaining four years of the six-year term vacated by former Commissioner Charley Royer, who resigned effective Jan. 15.  Brogan will represent the central Puget Sound area on the commission. Brogan served as the superintendent of […]

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From assistant to novelist

From assistant to novelist

Sichan Siv, former Deputy Assistant to President Bush 41, has written a political thriller.He is the bestselling author of Golden Bones. “After writing a bestselling memoir I wanted to turn to a work of fiction, drawing from a combination of experiences and imagination,” says Siv. He is a genocide survivor, making it from the Killing […]

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Buckley now CEO for law offices

Buckley now CEO for law offices

Erica Buckley is now the CEO for Buckley Associations, in charge of two law offices. One is located in Chinatown and the other is a satellite office in Tacoma. Both practice in personal injury litigation. Buckley is a member of the Junior League of Seattle, a women’s service organization, and a member of the Treehouse […]

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Ip knows how to woo a crowd

Ip knows how to woo a crowd

  Over 1500 were in attendance  at over two shows famous Hong Kong singer Johnny Ip and Taiwanese singer Teresa Hsu performed at Snoqualmie Casino on February 8. Ip, who is 70 years old, performed  renditions of popular theme songs in Cantonese, mostly from the 80s. (end)

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Wenjian Liu scholarship

Wenjian Liu scholarship

  Hop Sing Tong presented approximately $1500 for scholarly funds to the Chinese American Citizens Alliance Seattle chapter president in memory of deceased New York City police officer Wenjian Liu. (end)

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 34 No 8 | 2/14-2/200 Comments

Pan Hosley awarded Doctor of Humane letters

Pan Hosley awarded Doctor of Humane letters

Theresa Pan Hosley, along with Director of Peace Corps Carolyn Hessler-Radelet, and WA Supreme Court Justice Steven González, will be recognized and be awarded the degree Doctor of Humane letters. <!–more–> Pan Hosley has served the Tacoma community for more than 20 years. With a commitment to inclusiveness, Pan Hosley founded and continues to lead […]

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 34 No 7 | 2/7-2/130 Comments

Kicking off the new year

Kicking off the new year

  The Chinatown-ID had its 2015 Kick-off at the grand re-opening of the Nagomi Tea House January 22. There was an open house, appetizers and drinks, mingling, and a program which addressed needs and opportunities for the new year. (end)

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NAAAP cleans up

NAAAP cleans up

  Members of the National Association for Asian American Professionals spent approximately two hours last week picking up litter along King,  Jackson, and the 5th Ave to 12th Ave corridor. It was the January 24  Adopt-A-Street Cleanup, part of the City of Seattle Adopt-A-Street  Program. (end)

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APDC new officers elected

APDC new officers elected

The Asian Pacific Directors Coalition (APDC) elected new officers for 2015: Chair – Dorothy Wong, Executive Director of Chinese Information and Service Center (CISC); Secretary – Andrea Akita, Executive Director of Interim CDA; Treasurer – Kathy Hagiwara Purcell, Faculty/Program Coordinator at City University. This is APDC’s first all-female slate of officers.<!–more–> APDC is a broad-based […]

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API White House initiative

API White House initiative

  There was community roundtable on immigration at the Wing Luke Museum <!–more–>January 29. It was hosted by White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, Asian Pacific Islander Coalition, and OneAmerica. The roundtable seeked to raise awareness among AAPIs on the Administration’s executive actions on immigration. (end)

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Cantwell appoints Caminos State Director

Cantwell appoints Caminos State Director

U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell has asked Nate Caminos to serve as her State Director. He will be leaving his position at Puget Sound Energy. “It’s been an amazing experience these past two years here at PSE. The company, the leadership, and the work they all do here impressed me before in my desire to be […]

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Honoring Japan-US relations

Honoring Japan-US relations

The Consulate General of Japan in Seattle recognized contributions to Japan-US relations Jan. 22. In a ceremony held during the New Year’s Reception at the Official Residence recipients were awarded the Consul General’s Commendation.

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 34 No 6 | 1/31-2/60 Comments

Campbell, Gupta, and Park awarded for Executive Excellence

Campbell, Gupta, and Park awarded for Executive Excellence

Seattle Business Magazine SMB has selected Sunny Gupta, cofounder and CEO for Appotio Corporation, Jane Park, CEO of Ulep to be its 2015 honorees for Executive Excellence Awards. Phyllis Campbell is winner of SBM Lifetime Achievement Award. These honorees among the 13, have demonstrated exceptional representatives of all that is inspiring and energizing in organizational administration.  They were […]

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