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North American Post Publishing, Inc. hosts variety bilingual events in English and Japanese, serving for readers of North American Post and its sister paper “Soy Source (https://soysource.net/).”

Past events

Saturday, June 26, 2021 at 5 PM PDT – 5:45 PM PDT

Discovering My Grandfather’s Life in Seattle’s Pre-WWII Japanese Immigrant Community

Japan Fair 2021 Zoom Seminar – co-hosted by Japan Fair 2021

North American Post presents “My Family History, Discovering My Grandfather’s Life in Seattle’s Pre-WWII Japanese Immigrant Community.” Ikuo Shinmasu is the author of “Yoemon Shinmasu, Life of My Grandfather in Seattle,” which was published in The North American Post in 2019 and 2020. He will soon be releasing a new series in NAP entitled “Reading North American Times – Discover Pre-WWII History of Japanese Immigrants in Seattle.”
Shinmasu will provide details about the exhaustive research he conducted on his family history and then introduce his new series about North American Times, the predecessor of NAP that was published between1902 and 1941. A panel discussion with Gail Nomura, Associate Professor Emerita of American Ethnic Studies, University of Washington will follow.
This is a Virtual Japan Fair 2021 ZOOM Seminar. This is a FREE event and open to public.

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オンライン講座 「あなたの子どもは大丈夫? 子どもの自殺を予防するために知っておくべきこと


「あなたの子どもは大丈夫? 子どもの自殺を予防するために知っておくべきこと」

開催日時: 2021年5月16日(日)午後1時~2時30分

開催方法: Zoomによるオンライン開催。参加チケットご購入後に、Zoomのログイン情報を含める詳細をEメールにて連絡します。

参加費: 20ドル

問い合わせ: info@soysource.net


Tuesday, September 29, 2020 at 5 PM PDT – 6:15 PM PDT

Japanese Americans and AAPI Civil Rights Movement Past and Present – Online Live Panel Discussion

Japan Week 2021 Zoom Seminar – co-hosted by Japan Week 2020


Stanley Shikuma, President of JACL Seattle Chapter
Elaine Ikoma Ko, Board of Interim CDA and former Executive Director, Hokubei Hochi Foundation


Misa Murohashi, General Manager of North American Post Publishing Inc.

Event Summary

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Asian American activists including Al Sugiyama (right) and Bob Santos (2nd to the right) marching on the Seattle Office of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to demand funds to preserve the International District. Photo by Eugene Tagawa. Originally published on the Asian Family Affair newspaper.

Stanley Shikuma, President of JACL Seattle Chapter, and Elaine Ikoma Ko, Board of Interim CDA, will serve as panelists for this engaging online event that will highlight the history of Asian American civil rights movement, community empowerment, and civic engagement activities in the Seattle area.

The Asian American community in the Seattle area began as early as 1860 with early immigrant settlers who came and raised families such that today, up to five generations call Seattle home.  Up until the 1960’s, restrictive immigration and discriminatory land laws kept Asian immigrants from naturalization and land ownership and many other forms of racism and discrimination existed.  Today, discrimination and racism targeting Asians continue, decades later.

In the early 1970’s, inspired by the civil rights movement primarily led by the Black community, Asian Americans began to organize and speak out against racism, discrimination, and to preserve the historic International District community. Unique to Seattle,  Japanese, Chinese and Filipino activists came together to build Pan-Asian unity, and other communities also joined forces. For example, protests against building of the Kingdome in the International District starting in the early 1970’s became a broad movement that pushed local legislators to fund community-based health and human services. Many successful AAPI organizations today directly or indirectly grew out of the movement in the 1970’s.  The Japanese American commnity actively led the efforts for reparations for Japanese Americans sent to internment camps during WWII and continues activism in social justice efforts today.

During the session, we will discuss the significance of the organizing movements in the 1970’s and what we can learn for present days. Q& A session will follow after the panel. This is interactive online session and registered event attendees may join the Q&A session on the zoom meeting.

同イベントに関連した日本語情報誌『ソイソース』の日本語記事もご覧ください:日系人の歴史に学ぶ アメリカの人種問題と市民運動



オンライン美容講座 「おうち時間でキレイになろう」 かっさマッサージでほうれい線とたるみ改善

キレイのお部屋執筆者の坂上美豊さんによるオンライン美容講座「おうち時間でキレイになろう ~ かっさマッサージでほうれい線とたるみ改善」を、ソイソースがプロデュース。Zoomを使ったインタラクティブな講座で、かっさを使った効果的なマッサージ法を伝授します。定員10名の少人数で、参加者同士も気軽に交流しながらの1時間半。週末のリラクゼーションに、自宅から楽しんでみては。

日時:2020年5月30日(土)午後8時~(約1時間半) 開催方法Zoomによるオンライン開催。参加チケットご購入後、ZoomのリンクURLとパスコードなどの詳細をEメールにて連絡します。 参加費:25ドル 定員:10名 問い合わせinfo@soysource.net 申込・詳細www.soysource.net/seattle-event/kirei

「米国に渡って見える世界」 シアトルの日本企業駐在員から学ぶグローバルキャリア

ソイソースの人気コラム「シアトル駐在員日誌」とシアトルで活動する日本人留学生による学生団体「Big Pic(ビッグ・ピック)」による初のコラボイベントが、2月29日にワシントン州日本文化会館(JCCCW)にて行われる。過去に同コラムに登場した日本航空の山田公正さん、ノースウェスタン・インダストリーの田沼 満さん、城東ベントシステムUSAの澤村和矢さんを招き、本誌インターン生と共にパネルディスカッション方式で、駐在員のリアルを解き明かしていく。また小規模人数でのネットワーキングイベントも同時開催する。学生のみならず社会人にも役立つ内容。

日時:2020年2月29日(日)午後2時~4時 開催場所:Japanese Cultural Community Center of Washington Seattle (JCCCW), 1414 S. Weller St,Seattle WA 98144 参加費:無料 定員:50名 問い合わせinfo@soysource.net 申込・詳細https://www.facebook.com/events/122919452379493/

関連記事 https://www.soysource.net/2020/04/soysource-x-bigpic-event/

Seattle Welcomes Norman Mineta

The Pacific Northwest has a unique opportunity to meet a man of many “firsts” in American politics. Norman Mineta was the first Asian American elected mayor of a large U.S. city and the first Asian American elected member of Congress from the U.S. mainland. He was also the first person to serve as a cabinet member under both a Democratic (Bill Clinton) and Republican (George W. Bush) president.

Mineta will accompany the recently-released documentary, “Norman Mineta and His Legacy: An American Story” in a special screening in Seattle during the Veteran’s Day weekend. During the Cold War and before beginning his political career, he served in an intelligence unit of the U.S. Army. The hour-long film details his modest upbringing and his family’s removal to a World War II mass-incarceration camp. In Congress he was instrumental in achieving Japanese American redress through the passage of the Civil Liberties Act of 1988. Particularly notable are his past and ongoing efforts to seek justice for all – especially aspiring and new arrivals struggling to survive by migrating to the United States. Remaining faithful to his personal history and his identity as the son of immigrants will certainly stand out as major themes of Mineta’s enduring legacy.

Date & Time: Sunday, November 10, 2019 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm Venue: Kane Hall, UW Campus, Seattle WA (Free parking in underground garage – enter 15th Ave NE)

Free Admission and Open to Public

SPONSORS: Muckleshoot Indian Tribe and Uwajimaya, Inc.

Co-Sponsors: The North American Post, Hokubei Hochi Foundation, members of the Nikkei Community Network, UW Department of American Ethnic Studies.

Find Details:http://www.hokubeihochi.org/mineta/

関連記事 © John Pai

(英語)https://napost.com/seattle-welcomes-norman-mineta-2/ (日本語)https://www.napost.com/ja/mineta-2019-1110-at-uw/