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Sam Wan announces retirement as CEO of Kin On

Sam Wan announces retirement as CEO of Kin On

Ron Chew August 16, 2017 0

After nearly 28 years at the helm of Kin On—helping build the first Chinese nursing home in the Pacific Northwest and establishing other senior care services—Sam Wan will step down as the agency’s CEO

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Tai Tung Restaurant owner Harry Chan will put up original neon sign

Tai Tung Restaurant owner Harry Chan will put up original neon sign

Ron Chew July 19, 2017 0

In the past several years, new large-scale construction projects have begun to alter the look and feel of the International District, prompting fears about the steady disappearance of favored neighborhood haunts and a renewed

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API community mourns death of civil liberties champion Mike Lowry

API community mourns death of civil liberties champion Mike Lowry

Ron Chew May 3, 2017 0

Former Washington Governor Mike Lowry, an early champion of redress payments for Japanese Americans incarcerated during World War II and a passionate supporter of universal health care, passed away on Monday at the age

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CID business leader Tomio Moriguchi reflects on retirement, community service

CID business leader Tomio Moriguchi reflects on retirement, community service

Ron Chew April 10, 2017 0

Tomio Moriguchi, longtime chairman of the Uwajimaya grocery chain and International District business leader, stepped to the podium at the Fisher Pavilion at Seattle Center on March 31 with his sister Tomoko Matsuno and

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Announcement: Filipino health care leader retires after three decades of community service

Announcement: Filipino health care leader retires after three decades of community service

Ron Chew April 5, 2017 0

Sefie Cabiao, a tireless and passionate advocate for Filipino American seniors in Seattle for over three decades, officially retired from her job at International Community Health Services (ICHS) on March 24, 2017. Cabiao, employed

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Two-year battle with cancer ends for Seattle activist Alan Sugiyama

Two-year battle with cancer ends for Seattle activist Alan Sugiyama

Ron Chew January 3, 2017 0

Sugiyama was preceded in death by his sister Carole Burrus; and his former wife Kathy Tagawa. He is survived by his brothers Steve, Glenn and Dick; daughters Mari Sugiyama (husband Adam Woolverton) and Alysa

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The Cathay Post: Honoring a Proud Legacy of Service

The Cathay Post: Honoring a Proud Legacy of Service

Ron Chew November 11, 2016 0

In the late 1980s, I initiated an oral history project on the Chinese American community in Seattle. The goal was to publish a book of oral histories of seniors, develop an exhibition for the

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Beloved Seattle artist Frank S. Fujii passes away at 86

Beloved Seattle artist Frank S. Fujii passes away at 86

Ron Chew October 5, 2016 0

Beloved Seattle artist and former teacher Frank S. Fujii passed away on October 3 at his Mercer Island home at the age of 86. Fujii, a Nisei, was born on January 14, 1930 in

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Forward: Bob Santos—Hero of the International District

Forward: Bob Santos—Hero of the International District

Ron Chew August 30, 2016 0

A forward by Ron Chew from Bob Santos' autobiography 'Hum Bows, Not Hot Dogs'

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Outspoken Nisei activist Frank Yamasaki passes away at 92

Outspoken Nisei activist Frank Yamasaki passes away at 92

Ron Chew March 16, 2016 0

Longtime Nisei activist Frank Yamasaki, an outspoken critic of the incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II, passed away peacefully in his Lake Forest Park home on February 28 at the age of

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