Posted on 09 March 2015.
Honoring Kip Tokuda
International Community Health Services (ICHS) and the ICHS Foundation are now accepting nominations for the 2015 Bamboo Award for Health, to recognize the outstanding work of people and organizations in supporting ICHS and its mission.
The nominations will be accepted until March 6. The award will be presented at the ICHS Bloom Gala on May 8. Awardees will be contacted by March 13.
The Bamboo Award for Health was established to recognize the exceptional work and achievement of people and organizations that support ICHS’s mission of providing culturally and linguistically appropriate health services to improve the health of Asian Pacific Islanders and the broader community.
These works and achievements may have resulted in:
— Increasing access to health services for ICHS patients, clients, or the local Asian and Pacific Islander (API) community and other local underserved communities.
— Improving measurable health outcomes for ICHS patients, clients, or the local API community or other local underserved communities.
— Increased resources that allow ICHS to serve or expand its patient and client populations.
Last year, the late Rep. Kip Tokuda was recipient of the 2014 Bamboo Award for Health. The former state legislator, who died in July 2013, was a prominent leader in Seattle’s API community and credited for mentoring several generations of civic and political leaders, including ICHS Foundation Director Ron Chew. Tokuda was also a long-time supporter and former board member of ICHS, and spent his career advocating for children and under-represented communities. The award was presented to his family at last year’s gala. (end)
Posted in Community News, Features, Profiles, Vol 34 No 10 | 2/28-3/6
Posted on 12 September 2013.
Kip Tokuda and Tama Tokuda in 1994 (NWAW File Photo)
Tama Tokuda, the mother of the late Kip Tokuda, died Aug. 31 after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease. Her death comes a month and a half after the sudden death of Kip, who suffered a heart attack on July 13. Her family said she died of a broken heart. Read the full story
Posted in Community News, Obituaries, Vol 32 No 38 | 9/14-9/20
Posted on 15 July 2013.
Northwest Asian Weekly
Kip Tokuda, a former four-term state representative from the 37th district and community activist who founded the Asian Community Leadership Foundation (ACLF), was past president of the Japanese American Citizens League (JACL), and served on the Mayor’s Seattle Police Department 20/20 initiative passed away on July 13. He was 66. Read the full story
Posted in Obituaries, Vol 32 No 30 | 7/20-7/26
Posted on 21 January 2013.
Mayor Mike McGinn announced his appointments to the new Community Police Commission on Monday, Jan. 14. The Community Police Commission is a partnership between the police department, its officers, community members, and public officials intended to support the development of reforms, establishment of police priorities, and mechanisms to promote community confidence in the Seattle Police Department. Read the full story
Posted in Names in the News, Vol 32 No 4 | 1/19-1/25
Posted on 25 June 2012.
(left to right) State Rep. Sharon Tomiko Santos, Consul General Kiyokazu Ota, the Honorable Kip Tokuda, and Lieutenant Governor Brad Owen (Photo by George Liu/NWAW)
Last month, former Washington State Representative and former Japanese American Citizens League Seattle Chapter President Kip Tokuda Read the full story
Posted in Names in the News, Vol 31 No 26 | 6/23-6/29
Posted on 24 March 2011.
At the New Hong Kong Restaurant, the Seattle chapter of the Japanese American Citizen’s League (JACL) honored five of Seattle’s social justice leaders — Roberto Maestas (posthumously), Eddie Rye Jr., Bob Santos, Washington State Rep. Sharon Tomiko Santos, and past Washington State Rep. Kip Tokuda — for their work in empowering the Asian Pacific American (APA) community. Read the full story
Posted in Names in the News, Vol 30 No 13 | 3/26-4/1
Posted on 19 November 2009.
By Stacy Nguyen
Northwest Asian Weekly
Darryl Smith (left), Thao Tran (middle), and Kip Tokuda
“[Seattle Mayor-elect Mike] McGinn explained that rather than making courtesy calls to all the council members, he thought it better to just walk over and meet face to face on a casual basis,” said Seattle City Councilmember Nick Licata in a release. “This is a departure from Mayor Nickel’s style, which was to rely more on his deputy mayor Tim Ceis to walk the council hallway.” Read the full story
Posted in Community News, Profiles, Vol 28 No 48 | 11/21-11/27