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Nisei Queen and Princess in 1967

Original Issue Date: June 29, 1967                                               Translated by The North American Post Staff

Nadine Iwata, standing center in the picture above, was selected as the 1967 Nisei Queen to participate in Seafair as the Nikkei community’s representative. Nineteen years old and a University of Washington freshman, Nadine is the second daughter of Mr. Iwata, a local insurance agent.

Princess Marlene Sumiyoshi, on the left, is a UW sophomore from Hawaii. Marianne Nakahara, right, is the daughter of Mr. J.M. Nakahara. She is 19 years old and a UW sophomore.

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