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May 2022, Volume 73, Issue 5

Nikkei Manor hosts a Community Partners Open House on Wednesday, June 8, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm at Nikkei Manor, 700 6th Ave S, Seattle.

Nikkei Manor is a senior living community based in Seattle, WA, specializing in assisted living for older adults in the heart of the Seattle Chinatown International District. At the Open House, you can see the caring atmosphere and meet the wonderful residents, volunteers, staff, and Board members. To RSVP, call (206) 735-1752 or email tpapastavrou@keironw.org (Please RSVP by June 1)

JCCCW will present its 2022 Virtual Tomodachi Gala on Thursday, June 9, 2022, at 7:00 pm PT.

All are invited to the third Virtual Tomodachi Gala! During this year’s event, Jake Shimabukuro will receive the 2022 Tomodachi Award from the Japanese Cultural & Community Center of Washington (JCCCW). The award recognizes his many years of promoting and celebrating the U.S. - Japan relationship through music and education. The event will be held on the JCCCW YouTube channel, where Jake will hold a small performance as well! Please, join in celebrating this cultural icon. Brady Wakayama, KING 5 News, and Yuna Nishimoto, Compass Group, will serve as emcees.

View the Tomodachi Gala for FREE at https://www.youtube.com/c/JCCCWA  
To Register or Donate: https://www.jcccw.org/tomodachi-gala   

ACRS will hold its annual Walk for Rice on Saturday, June 18, from 9 am – 12 pm at Jefferson Park on Beacon Hill, Seattle.

Walk for Rice brings people together as a community to raise funds for the ACRS Food Bank and builds awareness about food insecurity in Asian, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (ANHPI) communities. Since the first walk in 1990, Walk for Rice has raised over one million dollars to feed families and individuals experiencing hunger. Every grain counts and every donation, big and small, makes a difference. Please support community members when they need it most. More information: https://give.acrs.org/event/2022-walk-for-rice/e401859

Ayame Kai will hold a Summer Crafts Fair on Saturday, June 25, from 10 am – 2 pm at 4601 6th Ave S, Seattle (Uwajimaya Corporate Office) – just east of the 4th Ave S Costco.

The moment so many have been waiting for has finally arrived! Ayame Kai will be hosting a Summer Craft Fair on Saturday, June 25th from 10-2!! This parking lot event hosts vendors with unique arts, crafts, and treasured collectibles. Also includes baked goods for snacks and treats. Proceeds benefit Keiro Northwest Programs: Nikkei Manor – Assisted Living Facility and Kokoro Kai – Senior Activity Program. Free admission.

Facebook Flyer: https://www.facebook.com/keironw
Questions? email ayamekai.keironw@gmail.com or call 206.409.3062

ASUNARO sponsors Japan Fair 2022, which will be held Virtually on Saturday, July 9, from 1:00 pm to 7:00 pm.

Japan Fair is a free festival that celebrates Japanese art and culture. Formerly known as "Aki Matsuri", Japan Fair is a communal endeavor of musicians, artisans, community organizations, and businesses from both Japan and the U.S. who come together to share their products, talents, and knowledge of Japan. Through live performances on-stage, hands-on exhibits, cultural workshops, and vendor booths, the public is immersed in the music, dance, artisanry, and philosophy of Japan. Live stream on Japan Fair’s YouTiube Channel: