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Interview with Kaori Nakamura (Pacific Northwest Ballet School Faculty Member)

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She puts on a fluffy dress, strides onto the romantic stage and dances splendidly. It’s the dream of many a girl to be a ballerina. Kaori Nakamura, a top dancer for Pacific Northwest Ballet (PNB), lived that dream, dancing for years on center stage. Nakamura is also teaching in the …

Interview with Nahomi Kawasumi (Seattle Reign FC Footballer)

The North American Post

I want to play well so our fans are satisfied

Japanese Newspaper Reincarnates as Hokubei Hochi after the War ~ North American Post History

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A noticeboard for a community anxious about its safety

Hokubei Jiji The Pillar of Early Japanese Immigrants

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Nikkei Politicians, Organizations React to WWII Incarceration "Precedent"

The North American Post

Japanese American politicians and national organizations shared their concerns in the past week on a recent controversial remark about World War II Japanese incarceration as a “precedent” for a potential immigrant registry. This came out after an interview on FOX News on November 16 that Carl Higbie, a co-chair and …

Hori Bathhouse Restored

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Frank Hori recalled days when he enjoyed soaking in the family bathtub in the 1930s in a farming valley along the Green River in Auburn, Washington. He sometimes heard train sounds, but mostly there was silence, unlike today’s constant vehicle noise from State Highway 18.

オレゴンの新日本文化発信地へ ポートランド日本庭園 自然と共存、新施設完成は来年

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ポートランド市内の西に広がる森林公園は、市街地から程よい距離で静観な自然区間が広がる。ポートランド日本庭園は、ノースウエストの自然のなかに5つの庭園要素を備える。立地、景観などのバランスに優れ、年間で35万人の訪問者があるなど同市内名所の1つとなっている。今新たな事業として文化施設「Cultural Crossing」の建設を進め、日本文化の発信地として存在感を高めている。

New Exhibit Shares Memories of Hunt Hotel

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JCCCW President Kurt Tokita recalled a meeting over 10 years ago when the Japanese Cultural & Community Center of Washington’s project was on the table. It was the first time he heard about his own connection to the building, where his father Shokichi and family lived temporarily from 1945 to …

Discovering a Forgotten Photographer Elmer Ogawa

The North American Post

Elmer Ogawa: After hours with Seattle’s forgotten photographer is a unique biography that captures both the remarkable life of an almost entirely unknown figure and countless snippets of local history. Through Ogawa’s photographs and correspondence and interviews with what few colleagues, friends, and family he could find—including actress and singer …

Sharing Memories for the Future of Nihonmachi

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There had, for decades, been many Japanese signs and Japanese was spoken by local merchant and visitors who came and went on the street. In the late afternoon, workers might come back to share the Japanese public bath, sento, to refresh themselves and enjoy swapping stories about their day.

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A Japanese newspaper published in Seattle, Washington, the U.S. As the oldest Japanese newspaper, it widely covers the nikkei community in the Northwest region. Currently it's published weekly as a bilingual newspaper in Japanese and English. A Japanese magazine Soy Sauce is its sister paper.

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