NVC Newsletter

August 2016, Volume 66, Issue 7

Speaker Series: Takeuchi Family

A vibrant crowd joined the Takeuchi family for the June Speaker Series on their Family History of Overseas Assignments.  Bryan and Shirley met while they were serving their country.  Shirley served in the US Navy as a 3rd Class Petty Officer from 1976-1979. Bryan enlisted in the United States Marine Corps shortly after graduating from high school.


JBLM 7th Division and Japanese Ground Self Defense Force to Visit NVC

NVC members are invited to attend a free joint luncheon with the US Army and Japan Ground Self Defence Force on Saturday, September 17th from 10 am to 2 pm at the NVC Memorial Hall.  The joint lunch has been praised as an educational experience about Japanese American history.

The Minidoka Pilgrimage: An American Story for Times Such as These

This article is reprinted with permission by American Baptist Home Mission Societies.  Susan Gottshall is the Associate Executive Director of Communications with the ABHMS.  She dedicates this writing to Yosh Nakagawa.

The Veterans Healthcare Administration: Anomaly or Albatross? - Part 4

The three major components of the VA are the Veteran Benefit Administration (VBA), the Veteran Healthcare Administration (VHA) and the National Cemetery Administration (NCA).  This article is Part 4 on the VHA -- Crisis Prevention and Mental Health.  Read more to find help from Veteran Service Organizations.

2016 Chow Mein Raises Funds for NVC Programs

Our annual Chow Mein dinner was again successful thanks to the many volunteers.  The financial results were slightly better than last year, and we served over 1,400 dinners. 

Bakery Booth Serves Up Mom’s Favorite Apple Pie -- and More

On Saturday, June 25th, the NVC kitchen was alive with earnest volunteers and the aroma of Mom’s Favorite Apple Pie as 15 volunteers pumped out 104 pies. Sunday dawned with enthusiastic sellers both inside and outside to accept beautiful treats from our baking population as well as sell-out all of our donated baked goods.

Japan Fair 2016 at Bellevue's Meydenbauer Center, September 3rd and 4th

Come and enjoy a weekend filled with many activities at Japan Fair 2016.  Japan Fair picks up where Aki Matsuri ended at Bellevue College, and this year it is being held at Meydenbauer Center on September 3rd and 4th.  It's a fun free event!

Speaker Series: Kay Hirai's Memoir, Keiko's Journey

On July 30th, the audience at the NVC Hall experienced WWII Japan through the eyes of a young girl named Keiko, in a dramatic reading of Kay Hirai’s memoir, Keiko’s Journey.

Suma Yagi Poetry: A Japanese Name, An American Story

Suma Yagi newly published book of poetry A Japanese Name, An American Story is about her personal journey from pre-war to the present.  Read a sample of Suma's poems in this article.