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Port of Seattle CEO Yoshitani will take care of unfinished business

Port of Seattle CEO Yoshitani will take care of unfinished business

By James Tabafunda
Northwest Asian Weekly

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Between competing ports, the Panama Canal, a minimum wage lawsuit, and a looming sports arena, Tay Yoshitani has a lot to deal with in his final months as CEO of the Port of Seattle. Read the full story

Posted in Community News, Vol 33 No 8 | 2/15-2/21Comments (0)

Yoshitani’s Expeditors directorship to be reviewed once again

Yoshitani’s Expeditors directorship to be reviewed once again

By Charles Lam
Northwest Asian Weekly

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Spectators and commenters packed the commission chambers Sept. 11, forcing many to stand. (Photo by Charles Lam/NWAW)

After much public controversy and criticism, the Seattle Port Commission is calling for extra Read the full story

Posted in Features, Profiles, Vol 31 No 38 | 9/15-9/21Comments (0)

EDITORIAL: Port commission’s weakness wastes money

EDITORIAL: Port commission’s weakness wastes money

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No one thinks that Port of Seattle CEO Tay Yoshitani has done a bad job. On the contrary, at a special meeting of the Seattle Port Commission on Sept. 11, where further action on his pending directorship was discussed, virtually every critique was prefaced with a compliment. He did such a great job that just a year ago, the commission awarded him with a new employment contract that included a 9 percent raise and specifically stated that he’s allowed to sit on the boards of private companies when a conflict of interest doesn’t exist, bringing his total compensation to $366.825. Read the full story

Posted in Editorials, Vol 31 No 38 | 9/15-9/21Comments (0)

WASITRAC hosts first U.S.–India Trade Summit

WASITRAC hosts first U.S.–India Trade Summit

(From left) Port of Seattle CEO Tay Yoshitani with Dhamra Port CEO Santosh K. Mohapatra after signing the sister-port agreement last year in Odisha, India (Photo by Debadutta Dash/WASITRAC)

While there are known U.S. companies investing in India, there are many opportunities for successful Indian companies to invest in the United States. From Sept. 27 through Sept. 28, Washington’s first Summit on U.S.-India Trade and Commerce will touch on these prospects, focusing on agriculture, bio-tech and medical research, education, clean-tech, infrastructure, manufacturing, nano-technology, pharmaceuticals, real estate and investment, tourism, and renewable energy.

The summit is organized by the Washington State and India Trade Relations Action Committee (WASITRAC) in collaboration with the Seattle Center Foundation, Consulate General of India in San Francisco, Port of Seattle, City of Seattle, and UW’s Foster School of Business. It will take place during the Next Fifty, a six month long celebration marking the 50th anniversary of the Seattle Center and Seattle’s first world fair.

WASITRAC is a non-profit advocacy group. WASITRAC facilitated missions with Indian states headed by Port of Seattle CEO Tay Yoshitani, Congressman Jim McDermott, Lt. Brad Owen, and others. (end)

For more information, visit www.nextfiftyindia.org.

Posted in Briefs, Community News, Vol 31 No 34 | 8/18-8/24Comments (0)

EDITORIAL: The Port celebrates 100 years … of diversity

EDITORIAL: The Port celebrates 100 years … of diversity

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This year, the Port of Seattle turns 100 — and a lot has happened in 100 years.

In 1911, King County voters approved creation of the port, which helped to unify a mix of privately owned and competing waterfront companies into one that was publicly owned. By the end of that decade, the port was ranked as one of the most successful in the country, a legacy that it carries on to this day.

Due to its geographic position, Washington state has been a prominent trading partner of China, Japan, and other countries in the Asia-Pacific region since as far back as 1919, with imports of raw silk from Asia. By 1927, trade with Asia would account for 50 percent of the Port’s foreign commerce. Read the full story

Posted in Editorials, Vol 30 No 38 | 9/17-9/23Comments (0)

Blog: Celebrating India’s independence and a b-day at an Italian restaurant

Blog: Celebrating India’s independence and a b-day at an Italian restaurant

By Assunta Ng

Guests at the WASITRAC event (Photo by Assunta Ng/NWAW)

On Aug. 15, a group of Indian Americans were celebrating India’s 64th Independence Day at Il Terrazzo Carmine. Read the full story

Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 30 No 34 | 8/20-8/26Comments (0)

March 10–12: Port of Seattle signs sister port relationship with Dhamra Port in Orissa

March 10–12: Port of Seattle signs sister port relationship with Dhamra Port in Orissa

From left: Minister for Commerce and Transport for the Government of Orissa Sanjeev Sahu, co-chair for Washington State India Trade Relations Action Committee Debadutta Dash, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, and Tay Yoshitani

Port of Seattle CEO Tay Yoshitani visited the Eastern State of Orissa in India to visit the coastal lines of Orissa and sign a sister port relationship with Dhamra Port Company Limited. There, he met with Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik to discuss various future collaborations with Orissa ports for the development of sea-trade and cruise activities. Read the full story

Posted in Names in the News, Vol 30 No 12 | 3/19-3/25Comments (0)

Jan. 7: Luis Navarro speaks at Chinese Chamber event

Jan. 7: Luis Navarro speaks at Chinese Chamber event

Luis Navarro (left) with Port of Seattle CEO Tay Yoshitani (Photo by Assunta Ng/NWAW)

Luis Navarro, Director of the Office of Social Responsibility for the Port of Seattle, was the featured speaker at a luncheon event held at New Hong Kong and organized by the Seattle Chinese Chamber of Commerce. Notably, Navarro has served as board president of the U.S.-Mexico Chamber of Commerce. Read the full story

Posted in Names in the News, Vol 30 No 3 | 1/15-1/21Comments (0)

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