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

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)

Posted in Names in the News, Vol 30 No 39 | 9/24-9/30Comments (0)

May 24: Key Bank employees volunteer at Nikkei Concerns as part of nationwide community service day

May 24: Key Bank employees volunteer at Nikkei Concerns as part of nationwide community service day

From left, at table: Judy Tran, Mohamed Abdi, Armando Reyes, Brian Larsen

Close to 150 Seattle KeyBank employees, as part of a nationwide effort that will incorporate more than 8,000 employees of KeyCorp nationwide, participated in the company’s 21st annual day of volunteer community service. Read the full story

Posted in Names in the News, Vol 30 No 28 | 7/9-7/15Comments (0)

Sept. 30: Co-authors and co-founders sign copies of ‘Years of Caring, The Story of Nikkei Concerns’

Sept. 30: Co-authors and co-founders sign copies of ‘Years of Caring, The Story of Nikkei Concerns’

From left: Tomio Moriguchi, Ken Mochizuki, Tosh Okamoto, and Ron Chew, who is signing a book for a customer. (Photo by Karen Fujii)

Co-authors Ken Mochizuki and Ron Chew with co-founders Tomio Moriguchi and Tosh Okamoto signed copies of “Years of Caring, The Story of Nikkei Concerns” for the premier of Nikkei Concern’s first publication. Read the full story

Posted in Names in the News, Vol 29 No 43 | 10/23-10/29Comments (0)

Nikkei Concerns: a gathering place with buzz for Seattle’s Japanese American elders

Nikkei Concerns: a gathering place with buzz for Seattle’s Japanese American elders

By James Tabafunda
Northwest Asian Weekly

Nikkei Concerns was founded in 1976 and helps Japanese elders. (Photo provided by Nikkei Concerns)

In 1971, there was an urgent need for better nursing care for Japanese elders. Read the full story

Posted in Profiles, Vol 29 No 38 | 9/18-9/24Comments (2)

CEO Oki leaves Nikkei Concerns

CEO Oki leaves Nikkei Concerns

By Staff
Northwest Asian Weekly

Susan Oki

Susan Oki

The Board of Directors of Nikkei Concerns (NC), a nonprofit elder care organization primarily serving the Japanese community, announced on Wednesday, Nov. 18, that Susan Oki has resigned from her position as Chief Executive Officer (CEO). She will stay until the end of November.

Oki joined NC in 2006. In her three-year tenure, Oki has improved NC in many ways. She stabilized NC’s financial condition by increasing revenues by $1.3 million and donations by more than 30 percent. Accounts receivables have decreased more than 60 percent, improving cash flow by $1 million. Read the full story

Posted in Community News, Features, Vol 28 No 48 | 11/21-11/27Comments (0)


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