NVC Newsletter

March Community News

March 2016, Volume 66, Issue 3

Japanese American Veterans Association (JAVA) -- JAVA is offering 13 scholarships through its Memorial Scholarship Program.

  • Senator Daniel K. Inouye Memorial Scholarship - $5,000
  • JAVA Founder's Scholarship - $3,000
  • JAVA Memorial Scholarships - $1,500 (11 will be given out)

All applications must be received by Friday, April 1, 2016.

Please follow the link to find the eligibility requirements and application form: https://java.wildapricot.org/Opportunities

JAVA is a nonprofit 501(c) veterans' organization founded to conduct educational programs, provide scholarships, and promote patriotism.

Seattle JACL -- Join the festivities and support Seattle JACL's student scholarship fund at the 94th Annual Banquet: Sports and Social Justice on Saturday, April 2, 6 pm - 9 pm at SoDo Park by Herban Feast, 3200 1st Avenue South, Seattle. Honorees include: Frank and Penny Fukui of Woodburn Co. (Community Corporate Engagement Award); Akemi Matsumoto of APACE (Community Engagement Award). Deputy Mayor Hyeok Kim (Civil Rights Award), and North Seattle College (Special Recognition for Championing Youth). $90 for regular admission; $75 for students. Tickets online at: jaclseattle.org. If interested in hosting a table, contact Banquet Coordinator Tsuki Nomura-Henley at snowy3000@gmail.com.

SCB&JC Committee -- Come to the Seattle Cherry Blossom & Japanese Cultural Festival happening Friday-Sunday, April 22-24, in the Fisher Pavilion and Armory Main Floor at Seattle Center, 305 Harrison Street, Seattle. Explore and experience the cultural roots and contemporary influences of Japan through live performances, visual arts, hands-on activities, foods and games including Taiko drumming and artisan demonstrations. Information at: http://www.cherryblossomfest.org or call 206-723-2003.

JCCCW -- Bring your family and friends to Kodomo no Hi (Children's Day) on Sunday, May 1 from 11 am to 5 pm at JCCCW, 1414 South Weller Street, Seattle for a fun and exciting introduction to the rich world of children’s culture in Japan.  Experience multiculturalism while celebrating the health and growth of all children. Free and open to the public. Attendees can enjoy activities like Japanese style dancing performances, Yukata dress up, taiko, martial arts, kids’ tea ceremony, games, food, and more! Information at: (206) 568-7114 or email: Admin@JCCCW.org

Kaze Daiko -- Kaze Daiko, a taiko performance group for youth, is looking for kids age 8 to 16 years who want to hit big drums with style and form, learn about Japanese and Japanese American culture and have some fun performing in public. Kaze Daiko will hold beginner workshops on Wednesday from 6-7 PM in the month of April at the Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Washington (JCCCW). For more information, contact Gavin at: schrockg@comcast.net or 206-423-4765.

The WING and NVC -- Voices of Nisei Veterans: Permanent Exhibition and Collections is composed of rare collections preserved by the Nisei Veterans Committee and tells the story of Japanese American veterans before, during and after WW II. Access is by pre-arranged tour only. School groups welcome! Jointly sponsored by the NVC Memorial Hall and The Wing. For reservations or information, email info@nvcfoundation.org or tours@wingluke.org.