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Interview with Miki Tamura

 The homeless population in Seattle has expanded rapidly in recent years. The problem has gotten so bad, the mayor even issued an emergency declaration...

Mariners eye Japan’s baseball phenom

by Bruce Rutledge Seattle Mariners General Manager Jerry Dipoto was in Japan earlier this month to scout the hottest prospect in Japan, Shohei Ohtani, a...

History can be clever

by Nick Turner In the wake of the attack on Pearl Harbor, Washington Hall was once packed with Nikkei registering themselves and their families to...

Ramen boom tickles Seattle’s palate

by Bruce Rutledge As money and tech workers pour into this city, so do the ramen restaurants. This summer alone, we’ve seen the opening of...

Eclipse Chasing

By David Yamaguchi THE TEXT MESSAGE came at 11:28 p.m. on Saturday, August 19. The Tom Petty concert, at Safeco Field, was over. My friend,...

Hai! Japantown puts Seattle’s Nihonmachi back on the map

by Bruce Rutledge Hai! Japantown, a summer celebration in the International District, was held on August 26. The event was put on by Friends of...

Ng wins Cultural Ambassador prize

by Bruce Rutledge The annual Mayor’s Arts Awards program, held on the Seattle Center grounds the day before the Bumbershoot music festival, chose Assunta Ng,...

Kobe Business Seminar Report -Why Kobe makes an attractive business base

By Misa Murohashi (Translation by Bruce Rutledge) This year marks the 60th anniversary of the Kobe-Seattle sister city relationship. In 1956, the Seattle mayor requested the...