Geraldine Shu worked in immunology research labs for 38 years. She is the daughter of Drs. Evan & Ruby Inouye Shu.
Elaine Ikoma Ko is the former Executive Director of the Hokubei Hochi Foundation, a nonprofit that helps The North American Post with projects and events. She is a member of the U.S.-Japan Council, an alumnus of the Japanese American Leadership Delegation (JALD) to Japan, and leads spring and autumn group tours to Japan.
Tamiko Nimura is a Sansei/Pinay writer, originally from Northern California and now living in the Pacific Northwest. Her writing has appeared or will appear in The San Francisco Chronicle, Kartika Review, The Seattle Star, Seattlest.com, the International Examiner (Seattle), and The Rafu Shimpo. She blogs at Kikugirl.net, and is working on a book project that responds to her father's unpublished manuscript about his Tule Lake incarceration during World War II.
Mary Tanaka Abo is a former resident of Juneau, Alaska. She and her family were incarcerated at Puyallup Assembly Center and the Minidoka WRA in Idaho. She and her husband, Joe, are longtime members of the Omoide writing group.
Akiko Kusunose was born in Fukuoka Prefecture, Kyushu, and graduated from the Kyushu University Department of Law. She served as editor-in-chief of the NAP for 11 years from 1988 to 1999. She received an Excellent Article Award from the Overseas Japanese Newspaper Association in 1993. She wrote the booklet, "History of Nikkei in Washington State" (Consulate-General of Japan in Seattle, 2000).
Established in 2003, JCCCW is dedicated to preserving, promoting and sharing Japanese and Japanese American history, heritage and culture. Located at the site of the original Seattle Japanese Language School founded in 1902, JCCCW is deeply rooted in the history of the community and committed to preserving its legacy for future generations. It currently provides a wide variety of educational, cultural, recreational and social programs including the Seattle Japanese Language School, the Northwest Nikkei Museum, the Nikkei Bunko Japanese Language Library.