Winter 2018 Volume 43 | Issue 1
Heroes abroad No typhoon was going to ruin the Best of Southern Japan Tour. Super Typhoon Lan may have darkened the sunny skies of Okinawa, but the 26 Nikkei Horizons Adventurers were undeterred. Grounded, but not deterred. How did these hardy travelers weather the storm and pass the time? Nikkei Horizons Instructor and Adventurer Dale Kaneko came to the rescue! She led an impromptu iPhone class at the hotel. She covered basics, settings, camera, and must-have apps. Many thanks to the Hyatt Regency Naha for offering their conference
Dale Kaneko taught Nikkei Horizonsâ€™ first international i-Phone class!
room for our international workshop. Our adventurers spent their downtime around the hotel, shopping and eating.
Sibs Sara Giswold and Fred Sakura paused at the breathtaking beauty of Takachiho Gorge.
Once the worst of the storm had passed, the Adventurers were raring to go but without tickets to Ishigaki. Nikkei Horizonsâ€™ Rie Taki connected with their travel agents and soon-tobe heroes, JTB USA, who made it happen with hard-to-get replacement tickets. Continued on page 6
INSIDE THIS ISSUE Golf is beautiful
Limitless possibilities: the B&B story
Events 8 Family Album Dig the star-shaped sand!
KEIRO NORTHWEST 2017 BOARD OF DIRECTORS Brenda Handley, President Bill Tashima, Vice President Hideo Suganuma, Secretary Frank Fukui, Treasurer Katie Lai, PharmD, MHA, BCPS, BCGP Jerry Lee Willon Lew Judge Vicki J. Toyohara Mukai Nicholas Ong Ted Tomita Dennis Yamashita Honorary Board Members Janet Deguchi Tomio Moriguchi Tosh Okamoto FINANCE, INVESTMENT, & AUDIT COMMITTEE Bruce Brundige Frank Fukui Brenda Handley Kathy Hasegawa Bill Tashima Ken Yokoyama KEIRO Northwest News Publisher, Editor & Circulation: Darcia Tanabe Layout & Design: Yvonne San Luis Design CONTRIBUTORS Jeff Chin, Brenda Handley, Jeffrey Hattori, Rich Kent, Eugene Tagawa, Darcia Tanabe, Lee Weng Rehabilitation & Care Center 206.323.7100 NIKKEI MANOR Assisted Living Community 206.726.6460 KOKORO KAI Adult Day Center 206.726.6474 NIKKEI HORIZONS Continuing Education Program 206.726.6469
Dearest KNW supporters! As 2017 ends, I watch the sunset of my tenure as President of the Keiro Northwest (KNW) Board of Directors. It has been an honor and privilege to serve. I reflect on these past two years and have many fond memories. The Board of Directors continues our work on the BIG Picture, with eyes on the ever-changing trends in healthcare. It has been humbling to realize there is so much to learn about this country’s health care system. It’s clear that the greater community needs Keiro Northwest and healthcare experts to help lead through complex policies and regulations. It is time to think beyond the box to keep KNW the 5-star organization at the top of the industry! Many serve KNW. I want to thank all the KNW staff who dedicate their hearts and souls to the residents and community each and every day. Thank you to loyal volunteers who give their personal time, Ayame Kai members most of all. I am inspired by their tireless energy to create amazing fundraising community events to grant KNW’s wishes!!! I challenge you to help them with a gift of your own time. I plan to. I give my heartfelt appreciation to dedicated CEO Jeffrey Hattori, whom the board granted some welldeserved time off to spend with family. I am thrilled to announce our next President, Frank Fukui. He is a community leader and has great passion for KNW. He has my support as a former president. Most of all, I thank those who support KNW. Your donations really are investments, enriching the lives of our residents and their families. Please know that your generous gifts benefit current and future residents. We have all been challenged with the complex health care changes for the past several years. This is a difficult time. But, we face this together and keep our eyes on the moving target of senior healthcare. United, we can honor the legacy our co-founders set forth decades ago. Please mark February 9, 2018, on your calendar for our 2nd Annual Lunar New Year Celebration. Bigger and better, the sports theme returns in the Year of the Dog. Join in the fun! Wear your favorite team jersey and greet professional sports celebrities and chefs. Eye-opening travel experiences (many thanks to Delta for their donations), one-of-a-kind artwork, and rare sports memorabilia can be yours with a winning bid. I thank you for your continued loyalty to KNW and ask your consideration for Keiro Northwest as your final 2017 tax-deductible donation. You will not regret how we will put your generosity to work in 2018!!!
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Dear Friends & Family – Where did the year go?! This past year has flown by so quickly, it’s hard to believe that we’re here saying goodbye to 2017 and hello to 2018. As I sit here writing to all of you, I find myself reflecting on the past year but excited to be looking ahead to 2018! Our dynamic and wonderful team works day in and out to care for and enrich our residents’ and participants’ lives. We’ve welcomed 80 NEW team members to carry on our values and service. Notable retirements include: Lisa Madison (10), Aida Villaron (10), Megumi Sherrill (10), Marina Cabugon (19), Thor Prom (32)! Heartfelt goodbyes go to several key leaders – Janice Deguchi, Chief Operating Officer, and Tina Masuda Draughon, Chief Financial Officer. We will miss them and all that they have done for our organization. That being said, we said hello to Bridgette Takeuchi, Chief Financial Officer & Chief Strategic Officer, and Brandon Nelson, Strategic Operations Director. They have hit the ground running to push our organization forward and into the future. Three key internal promotions will propel KNW even further… Rick Takeuchi, Chief Administrative Officer; Jeannette Rivera, Human Resources Director; and Jake Colter, Interim Director, Community Enrichment Services. As we continue to welcome the next generation at Keiro Northwest and internally promote talent, I realize that our services and programs will continue to change and evolve to better serve all of you, our ever-growing community. The ideas and energy may be changing, but the Keiro Northwest Way remains consistent. And because of that I’m so proud of what we have done and for all that we have yet to do! 2017 brought so many wonderful events designed to meet a variety of interests and needs. We hosted our 1st Annual Lunar New Year Celebration… a commitment to a new annual event and fundraiser. Once again, we saw our incredible community come together and enrich the lives of our residents, families, and employees. We launched Caregiver Resource Day, and the Founders’ Golf Benefit, the Summer Festival, and the Living Well Health Fair continue to raise funds, awareness, and spirits. THANK YOU! Thank you for your support in 2017! And I thank you now for the continued support in 2018! May you and your families have the most wonderful holiday season!
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Seahawks game experience
Golf is beautiful The young, young-at-heart, and those forever young bonded over competition and united in their commitment to elders at the The energy, the excitement, and the pure joy of sinking that putt, combined with the satisfaction of doing good, formed a powerful force. This force – both on the greens and at the post-golf dinner and auction – helped us raise over $121,000. $15.5K of that funded Nikkei Manor’s Sensory Therapies Package, a pairing of electronic and hands-on music and art for residents of all abilities and talents. Golfers, guests, sponsors, volunteers, and donors each put their stamp on the event, and our deepest thanks go out on behalf of the residents, participants, and clients of Keiro Northwest. Special thanks to the tireless and dedicated Golf Committee, who always give so generously of their time to help plan and execute the event. Team Nelson, the returning threesome of Chris Nelson, Kevin Adams, and Scott Robertson, took the title of Grand Champion oh-so-close competition.
Snacks, contests, and spirited beverages at most of the tee boxes were a fantastic distraction. Garlic chicken wings, riblets, sake, and whiskey so much better. Kristin Meldahl dominated the Putting Contest. the title and the prize, a Ping putter. (Thank you to Gobo Enterprises for their sponsorship and to Roger Gould for the Ping Cadence TR Putter.)
Special recognition goes to our Community and Corporate Domo Arigato Award winners, Mark Hidaka & City Produce LLC and David Fukuhara & Concourse Concessions LLC. Long-time supporters, they have always been there for Keiro Northwest.
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Platinum A&A Printing
Hole Aki’s Body Shop, Inc. BNY Mellon
Bonney Watson Butch Blum, Inc.
City Produce Company, LLC Clark Computer Services, Inc.
Doug’s Lynnwood Mazda/Hyundai/Cadillac/ SUV Service
Gold Bainbridge Island ACE Hardware Consonus Healthcare Family of Francis Masateru Fukuhara McKesson Medical-Surgical Union Bank
Evergreen Washelli Fox Rothschild Kiyo Hashimoto Kohtoku Enterprise, Inc. Medline Industries, Inc. Ohashi Landscape Services Doug & Noriko Palmer
Putting Volunteers were a sea of blue in custom t-shirts. (Many thanks to Nisei Veterans’ Committee/ NVC Foundation for their t-shirt sponsorship.) Their helping hands on the course and in the clubhouse made this event special.
Contour Lawrence and Marcia Imamura
Silver Dignity Memorial Butterworth, Sunset Hills and Greenwood Memorial Park & Funeral Homes
PY Sugamura, Jr. & Co., P.S. Sakahara & Hashimoto, LLC Summit Law Group, PLLC Tai Tung Restaurant Justin, Jason and Mary Tokunaga Town & Country Markets, Inc.
Maruta Shoten, Inc. Ohashi Landscape Services
Beverage Cigna And more winners! Congratulations to Dave Kusumoto, who won the Seahawks Raffle Prize, Frank Fukui, who won the Hawaiian Getaway in the Live Auction, and Harry Nishimoto, who took top honors in the Wiffle Ball Contest. More winners at www.keironorthwest.org/news-event/boomfounders-golf-benefit/.
Volunteer Meal Woodburn Co. Frank & Penny Fukui KEIRO NORTHWEST NEWS | Winter 2018
Limitless possibilities: the B&B story They’re young, smart, skilled, and talented. Meet the dynamic duo of Bridgette Takeuchi, Chief Financial Officer/Chief Strategic Officer, and Brandon Nelson, Strategic Operations Director. They’re poised to catapult Keiro Northwest into greatness.
Synergy Bridgette generates innovative ideas from the top down. Brandon devises solid solutions from the ground up. Because they work
Strategic Operations Director Brandon Nelson and Chief Financial Officer/ Chief Strategic Officer Bridgette Takeuchi
in synch, they build their approaches with the other in mind and meet seamlessly (mostly) in the middle. Individually, they still have
figure out the next direction of his life path. When Bridgette chose
the whole package. Bridgette can revel in the details, and Brandon
Keiro, Brandon happened to call her out of the blue. He was exactly
can visualize the big picture with ease. Together, they are limitless.
whom Bridgette needed to achieve success, and Brandon found his new direction. It was meant to be.
History The B&B story began in 2007, when Bridgette (a business
Why Keiro Northwest?
force to be reckoned with, even back then) hired Brandon as a
“Keiro was a part of growing up.” Bridgette’s great-grandmother
consultant at Symetra Financial. The two clicked, and Brandon
and two great-uncles were Keiro residents. The Japanese American
joined Bridgette’s team as an employee. Together, they built
legacy and what this community achieved together has always been
departments, upgraded systems, explored new opportunities,
part of her core. “Tosh Okamoto [co-founder of Keiro Northwest] is a
and forged a bond that endured beyond their years there. They’ve
huge influence. I made a promise to Tosh to do my best.”
learned from each other and have encouraged each other to
When Brandon conducted his “due diligence” of Keiro, he was
pursue bigger and better things.
inspired by the depth, breadth, and quality of service that he
Life briefly took them on separate journeys. Bridgette’s family (her
discovered. This, combined with his personal legacy to nurture
husband and three kids) grew, and Brandon took some time to
others and influence the next generation to reach their potential,
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The remainder of the trip filled the days and evenings with incredible sights, hands-on local crafts, fabulous food,
Adventurers riveted their gazes on the aquatic life of Kabira Bay through their glass-bottomed boat.
vibrant culture, and heartwarming moments. Nikkei Horizons leads two more tours to Southern Japan. The second tour just returned by press time, but a third trip, scheduled for March 2018, has a few places left. Contact Rie Taki, Nikkei Horizons Associate, at rtaki@keironw. org or 206.726.6469 for more info. Tim Maguire infused Okinawan color and imagery into his coral dye print at Ryukyu Ryusen.
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confirmed his next step. “I love helping people, and I love doing things for other than profit.” Both lifelong learners, Bridgette and Brandon needed to take on something greater than what they had known before. To further grow and develop, they needed to pursue opportunities simply not available in Corporate America. A mission-driven organization like Keiro Northwest held a lot of appeal and promised directions to grow in unpredictable ways.
Their Keiro journey Bridgette and Brandon have encountered many surprises since
Bridgette with the essentials – computer, phone, water bottle, and brain
they started. Both are amazed how much everyone – community, volunteers, staff – cares about Keiro and is invested in its success. According to Bridgette, “I feel the difference when I walk through the doors. It’s a different motivator.” Brandon marvels
Brandon and Bridgette (with many other Keiro singers) caroling for the Keiro residents
at the community support, through volunteer commitment and
that doesn’t translate from the for-profit world. Their leadership,
donor loyalty. Both are thrilled with the delicious food. Bridgette
experience, and ideas are incredible assets on which they will
remarked, “I would eat the food every day.”
draw to elevate Keiro Northwest as a business. As they do
Values at their core
so, it will be with a conscious and serious investment of care,
Bridgette and Brandon genuinely care about Keiro Northwest –
compassion, and community.
the residents, participants, and clients; the families, volunteers,
Bridgette and Brandon represent the best of the for- and non-
staff, and community. They treasure the sense of family here
profit worlds. Clearly, Keiro Northwest is in good hands.
Explore the world with KEIRO NORTHWEST!
©Yasufumi Nishi ©JNTO
©Yasufumi Nishi ©JNTO
Summer 2018/Winter 2019
Ultimate Japanese Summer Festivals
Hokkaido Snow Festival
Immerse yourself in world-renowned Japanese festivalsNiigata Nagaoka Fireworks, Akita Kanto, and Aomori Nebuta.
Free yourself in a winter wonderland in Hokkaido, Japan! Spectacular creations of ice & snow
Orientation 2/3, 10 a.m.-12 p.m
Orientation 2/4, 10 a.m.-12 p.m
Free 2-hour orientation, please register!
Location: Keiro Northwest Rehabilitation & Care Center. Call Nikkei Horizons at 206.726.6469 for more information or find us at keironorthwest.org! KEIRO NORTHWEST NEWS | Winter 2018
Eager shoppers found unique gifts and delicious goodies at this yearâ€™s Ayame Kai Arts & Crafts Fair. Must-have collectibles, clever crafts, unique treasures, plus mouth-watering sweets and treats welcomed each guest. Many thanks to the creative vendors. Additional thanks and big wows for the many volunteers who helped out, joined the famous Ayame Kai apple pie efforts and cleaned, chopped, cooked, filled, and packaged countless jars of takuwan (pickled radish). The pies and takuwan sold out quickly!
Thank you to our sponsors for making this free event possible! Consonus Healthcare Evergreen Washelli Gobo Enterprises ERA Living KAHPA OCA Greater Seattle Town & Country Markets Inc. Trajal USA, Inc. Funded in part by
and a Neighborhood Matching Fund award from the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods
Attendees of the 6th Annual Living Well Health Fair discovered that their path to better health & wellness can take many unexpected and fun twists and turns. The resonant boom of taiko drums, the comforting taste of butternut squash soup and organic ramen, and the energizing pulse of Energance and Zumba added depth. Over 70 exhibitors revealed services, food, and both traditional and nontraditional ideas to start living healthy. Keiro resident Yi Chong launched the Moon Festival mega-lotus to kick off the residentsâ€™ annual mid-Autumn celebration. Residents made sure that paper lotuses and wishes found their way into the water of the Keiro Garden pond.
Upcoming Events February 9 2nd Annual Lunar New Year Celebration 8
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Chef Taichi Kitamura of Sushi Kappo Tamura took Nikkei Horizons students behind the scenes for a special lunch and a chat about his quest to Beat Bobby Flay. Many thanks to Chef Kitamura, who has also been a Keiro Northwest Guest Chef and donated a special dinner for our Lunar New Year live auction earlier this year.
Our Consonus Rehab folks and Keiro Northwest teamed up for an end-of-summer party for the staff, complete with good eats, drinks, and school-ready backpacks for the kids going off to school. Many thanks to the Vital Life Foundation for filling the backpacks!
A United Way volunteer crew from Microsoft spiffed up Kokoro Kai East at Grace Lutheran Church on a perfect late-summer day. They got a good workout, a little tan, and built great camaraderie with each other, Kokoro Kai Director Naoko Ulstein, and Grace Lutheran groundskeeping supervisors.
Keiro’s Activities Manager Suzanne Gollhofer took home the top prize at the Washington State Association of Activity Professionals at their annual conference. Congrats to Suz, our Activity Manager of the Year! We’re so lucky to have you.
“I am 99 years old and I need to see this one last time.” Mrs. Sun Peiqiu, Keiro resident. Mrs. Sun watched the whole eclipse, from beginning to end.
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Contributions Volunteers 6/1-9/30/2017 6/1/-9/30/2017 Terie Akada Helen Akamine Jack Akamine Kim Akimoto David Akizuki June Akizuki Marcia Almassy Sufiah Naveed Ahmad Ayumi Aoki A.C. Arai Marvin Aramaki Hiroshi Asano Kazuko Asano Eric Ashihara Steve Aspiras Atlas Tours Genei Azama Eduardo Bahena Victoria Binuya Yasuko Blachman Linda Briggs Minako Brunelle Christopher Bui Kathy Carmichael Yaeko Cella Brandon Chan Fuji Chen Ben Chew Yuki Chikamura Jeff Chin Janine Chinn Eunjung Cho Seunghye Chung Amy Crosbie Kristen Cunningham Yoshiko Dahl Noriko Davis Janice Dawson Elizabeth Daza Drew Deguchi Jay Deguchi Janice Divina Kazumi Dixon Yoshie Dodobara Rebecca Durham Baker El Machaoud Yoshimi Enomoto Bill Evenson
Faith Bible Church AJ Freeman Alicia Frenter Katherine Fry Masako Fry Naoko Fujii Nina Fujimura Etsuko Fujishima Bob Fukano Grace Fukutomi Maya Fukutomi Dr. Ronaldo Fulgencio Carla Furukawa Nanci Gardner Yu-San Gartz Jan Tsutsumoto Gokami Lauren Gokami Chris Grabowski Eamon Grabowski Jay Grinols Peggy Hanada Brenda Handley Karen Hara Kaori Hashimoto David Hayasaka Lillian Hayashi Toshiko Hayashi John Hayatsu Beth Hidano Ronnie Higashi Takako Hirai Bobby Hiraki Julian Hiraki Yuki Hiraki Hailey Hirano Michi Hirata Chiaki Hirate Tran Hoang Heather Hofmeister Takako Homma Yuka Honda Lillian Horita Taihei Huff Cathy Hughson Vicky Hui ICC Consultants Laura Iijima-Schergen Miyo Ike
Deanna Ikegami Claire Takemura Hiro Imoto Betty Inouye Miyo Ise Derek Ishihara Sandy Ishihara Ishikawa Nursing College Yuko Ishimaru Arlene Iwai John Iwai Bob Iwasaki Lou Izumi JACL Seattle Cindy Jaffe Coleen Morisaki Jay Shirley Jorgensen Cameron Joy Shiz Kaku Gail Kaminishi Dale Kaneko Eileen Kanemoto Malcolm Kanemoto Suzanne Kanetomi Hatsumi Kato Lilly Kato Gloria Kawabori Isamu Kawabori Beth Kawahara Bill Kawahara Yukako Kawai Kristin Kawaoka Yumiko Kayukawa Akiko Ketron Jessica Khoo Mariko Kimball Jenifer Kimura Ruth Kimura Eric Kobashigawa Fukuko Kobayashi Hiroki Kobayashi Hiroko KobayashiWagner Kobe University Yoshiko Komura Pat Kono Sara Kosugi Koyasan Buddhist Church
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Tyler Morihiro Cheryl Morisaki Gail Mukai Na Aikane Band Misao Nagai Sunnie Nagai Junior Nagaki Dick Nagaoka Kayoko Nakajima Kent Nakamura Kiyoko Nakanishi Michael Nakano Mari Nakashima Ayako Narita NCL Evergreen Chapter Thomas Nielson Thomas Nelson Charlene Neuss Paul Neuss Thao Ngo Hanh Nguyen Kathleen Nguyen Erika L.S. Nicks Nikkei Horizons Minyo Dancers Nikkei Horizons Hula Dancers Leanne Nishi-Wong Mary Nishida Terry Nishimura Ron Nobuyama Kao Nomura Kaoru Nukui Hyonchu O Bill Ogasawara Julie Ann Oiye Mitsuko Okada Naomi Okai Jerry Okubo Sharon Okubo Liz Olschefski Toni Oluwatofehinti Louise Ono Akiko Osawa Sunkie Oye Yoko Pearson Phil Quach Rainbow Chorus
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Southern Baptist Church Komayo Spahr Lisa Stuebing Sachiko Sugimoto Gina Suguro Makiko Sumner Yuriko Sunuwar Kathy Suyama Ellen Suzuki Hitomi Kuefler Hideko Tachibana Eugene Tagawa Barbara Taira Carol Takagi Kyle Takagi May Takahashi Dr. Kenyu Takamoto Kuniko Takamura Tomi Takano Nancy Tamanaha Libby Tamura Shoko Tanaka Merrily Taniguchi Bill Tashima Makiko Taya Midori Kono Thiel Ted Ticket Lilly Tokita Shox Tokita Yuzo Tokita Tokyo Express International Tokyo Medical and Dental University Brett Tomita Ted Tomita Michi Toyohara Michiko Toyoshima Alisa Tran Kelly Tu Tulalip Church of God UI Singers Sada Uno Momoe Unoshima Janice Urano Neill Urano Lynne Uyehara Mayumi Van Elsberg Suh Jiuan Vogel Pat Wakazuru Asumi Wantz
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Contributions 6/1/-9/30/2017 MEMORIALS
Sumie Akizuki Lucius H. Horiuchi: U.S. Consul-General, retired, and Family Benny and Gale Wong Ruby Aoyama David and Karen Aoyama Tamae Asaba Tamio and Pauline Miyata Teru Beppu Henry and Jan Kumasaka Roger and Saki Shimizu Soichi and Kimi Egashira Leo Egashira Sumako Egashira Leo Egashira Minoru Fujii Dale and Shizue Kaku Richard and Leslie Matsuda Sumie Yokota Esther Furugori Al and Jane Fujimoto Dan and Jane Hanada Ruth Watanabe Mitsi Hara Nobi and Rita Hara Jim and Hiroko Hasegawa Kathy Hasegawa Steve Hasegawa Al Hikida H. Ray and Chiyo Nakanishi Shigeaki Hinohara Yukio and Julianne Kumasaka Yoshie Hiroo John and Mary Akiyama Jerry and AC Arai Cindy Bridges and Dorrienne Chinn
Paul Chan and Carmen Tsuboi Chan, Frank A. Tsuboi Ted and Janice Divina Mary Hikida Audrey, Derek, Andrew, Mari, and Brian Kamemoto George and Laura Kaminishi Jody and Dano Lewis Louise Matsumoto Doug and Alice McMillin Anne Moriyasu Kemi Nakabayashi and Jim Norton Joy and John Nielsen, Jan Yamaguchi and Mark Katayama Hiro and Dorothy Nishimura Sono Sakaguchi Michael and Priscilla Shiogi Jennifer Shoji and Shawn Easterling Victoria Terao Ted and Janet Tomita Herb Tsuchiya Naoko Ulstein Neill and Janice Urano JoAnn Yamamoto Jeff and Susie Yamane Harry Yoshimura Misae Honda Randle Inouye Ross Hori Alan Aramaki Kunio and Mary Kikuchi Josh and Carol Suehiro Fumi Hyatt Donald Hyatt Ralph Iboshi Pat Iboshi Victoria Terao Ed and Maxine Yakushijin Ben Ikeda Greg and Jana Hammerquist and Family
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Contributions 6/1/-9/30/2017 Neil and Marita Ikeda and Family Roy Ikeda and Aurora Escame Gayle and Chris Scott and Family Sumie Ikeda Greg and Jana Hammerquist and Family Neil and Marita Ikeda and Family Roy Ikeda and Aurora Escame Jean Ishii Mutual Fish Company, Inc. Craig and Sheila Omoto Gayle and Chris Scott and Family Harry Yoshimura Taeko Imaizumi Michelle Coleman Howard Inouye Lloyd Inouye Elsie Ito Louann and Paul Igasaki Chiyo Kamihara Kato Ayame Kai Guild Bob and Lorraine Hoshide Yoshi Kanemori Esther Kojima Misao Kawaoka Naoko Ulstein
Dick Sugiyama Ted and Janet Tomita Tomoko Kuwanoe Fusako Akimoto Kim Akimoto Mary Furuta Victor and Diane Guinasso Mary Hikida and Dennis Hikida Wayne Hikida Alan and Lori Hoshino Miyoko Kodama Eydie and William Kooiman Jody and Dano Lewis Patty Hiroo Mastrude and Jon Mastrude Mutual Fish Company, Inc. Norman Nakamura and Joyce Hsieh Mari Ohara Helen Okura Robert and Bettie Okura Darlene Suyematsu, Mark Jablonski, and Hime Suyematsu Louise Kashino Takisaki Fumi Taniguchi Naoko Ulstein Bob and Tracey Umeda Arthur and Bev Uyeda and Family Harry Yoshimura Sachio Yuasa
Martha Kimura Clara Shibuya George and Wendy Yates
Tosh Mano Jerry and AC Arai Al and Jane Fujimoto Henry and Jan Kumasaka
Ted Kitajo Ben and Martha Ohashi
Thomas Matsumoto Bob and Ruth Loboduk
Craig Koga Ronald and Barbara Nakatani
Sue Matsunaga Fusako Kusumi
Daisy Kuramoto Dale and Shizue Kaku The Moriguchi Family Harry and Fran Nishimoto
Paul Mayeda Calvin, Gloria, Chad, and Bryce Kunimoto
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Howard Minato Jean Chihara Amy Shimizu Lily Shitama Eiichi Mizumoto H. Ray and Chiyo Nakanishi Eugene Mochizuki Anonymous Joan Hirata Kimi Hirata Mary Katayama George and Irene Mano Craig and Sheila Omoto Betty Shigihara Ted Yasuda Carol Moriguchi The HT Kubota Family May Shigihara Mary Nagata Dale and Shizue Kaku Motoi “Mo” Naito Nona Santos Bob and Yoshiko Nakatsu Lisa Nakatsu Bob Namba The Moriguchi Family Shobo and Toyo Tanaka Mieko Naruo Sono Sakaguchi Ed and Maxine Yakushijin Kenju and Chiyoko Ohtomo Florence and Jimmy Lovelace Henry Okubo Aiko Jane Okubo Mary Osaki Tom Osaki George Osawa Kim Akimoto Gloria Hara Sumi Ikeda Ventris Ingram Art Kageyama Rose Kataoka
Miyoko Kodama Sara Kosugi Anne Moriyasu Teruko Nakamichi and Family Kenji and Irene Nakamura Timothy and Janel Nelson Ray and Julia Otani Bob Seko Jim and Sally Shoji Jack and Ruth Sumey Jim and Yone Terada Betty Hiroo Williamson Evelyn and Herbert Yabuki Jimmy and Gloria Yoshinaka Ruth Yoshino Gerald “Jits” Oyabe Ann and Peter Adachi Brian and Corinne Eng Al and Jane Fujimoto Doug and Pat Ikegami Marge Iwasaki Charles and Amy Kinoshita Gary and Sharon Kuranishi Paul and Patty Mayeda Kenneth and Francene McCormick Ted and Carolyn Nakamura Alice Tanaka Pat Tanaka Marie Ozawa H. Ray and Chiyo Nakanishi Paul Sakaguchi H. Ray and Chiyo Nakanishi Cheryl Sakura Susan Nakagawa and Martin Oiye Hisako Sato The Moriguchi Family
John Sato Norman and Linda Furukawa H. Ray and Chiyo Nakanishi Ken Shimomura Alice and Mark Ekman George Shinbo Terry Nakano Ed Yakushijin Elaine Yoshida and Pauline Yoshida Yuki and Yoshiaki “Tak” Takahashi Ruth Watanabe Masaru and Kay Takei Rosemarie Le Clair June Takeshita Kinji and May Takahashi Martha Tamashiro Calvin and Gloria Kunimoto George Tanbara Pat Iboshi Diane Taniguchi Dale and Shizue Kaku Frances Tokuda Aiko Jane Okubo Roy Tsuboi Ben and Martha Ohashi Patti Shimomura Naoko Ulstein Isao “Sun” Tsujii Kim Fukuda Ayame Tsutakawa Grace Casaba Bob and Lorraine Hoshide JACL, Puyallup Valley Fran Kato Will and Arlene Lew James and Suwako Maeda Denise Moriguchi and Rob Vong Mutual Fish Company, Inc.
Thank you For Making Every Day the Best Day! Judith Nihei Kurt and Candace Nogaki Tommie Oiye Sono Sakaguchi Stan Shikuma and Tracy Lai Josh and Carol Suehiro Susan Uyeji and Satoshi Okada Ed and Maxine Yakushijin Hannah, Fujie, Dave, Joan, Steve, and Valerie Yamasaki, Scott Bender Harry Yoshimura Lilly Uyeda Lewis and Bonnie Winnett Nin Yee Wong John and Celia Sekijima Kelly and Sallie Yamada Marcia Almassy Joe Yamamoto John and Lisa Duff Mark and Joni Nakagawa Donald and Yaeko Suyetani Barry Yamamoto Richard Yamasaki Curtis and Nancy Fukuhara Tosh and Yaeko Funai Peggy Hanada Fred and Linda Hirota John and Eiko Honda Cynthia Johnson-Garnett Jimmy Kamada and Shirley Miller Frank Kikuchi Kunio and Mary Kikuchi June Kubo Tom and Kimie Kuramoto Mr. and Mrs. Mike Oling and Family Jerry Shigaki John and Polly Shigaki Josh and Carol Suehiro Ellen Suzuki Fumi Taniguchi Merrily Taniguchi
Tom and Marian Tasa, Joyce Chandler Alvin and Mitsuko Terada Ted and Janet Tomita Satoshi and Pearl Yamamoto Fujie Yamasaki and Family Sadie Yamasaki, Sally Yamasaki; Dan, Lina, and Lara Benson Jeannie Yee Harry Yoshimura Dave and Gloria Yoshino Lillian Yamashita Michi Yamashita; Hiro, David, and Lauren Yamashita; Gene and Linda Yamashita
60th Anniversary John and Gloria Nakamura Jack and Helen Akamine George and Nancy Fujimoto Jim and Grace Shibayama Samuel Tollefson and Theone SchollTollefson 50th Anniversary Frank and Penny Fukui Janet Aoki Roy and Lillian Hayashi Don and Irene Ohashi Ted and Janet Tomita Isamu and Gloria Kawabori Bill and Beth Kawahara Florence and Bruce Terami 100th Birthday Mitzi Fukuhara Tamotsu Furukawa
Rick Tanigawa Ted and Janet Tomita Dave Yoshino 99th Birthday Isoko Yoshihara Sue Fujikado 94th Birthday Miyoko Ike Marcia Usui 90th Birthday Joe Ike Marcia Usui 70th Birthday Circle of Friends Birthday Toshi Okamoto Craig and Sheila Omoto Retirement Tomio Moriguchi Isamu and Kathy Aono Jerry and AC Arai Arlene Kadoshima Tets and Kanako Kashima Bill and Beth Kawahara Stephen Lock and Anne Arakaki-Lock Louise Matsumoto Julie Ann Oiye and Randall Asplund Tosh and Toshi Okamoto Family Joan Seko Josh and Carol Suehiro Randy and Cheryl Tada Masaru and Anna Tahara Uwajimaya, Inc. In Honor of Sakae Aoyama David and Karen Aoyama Julieta Bacani Anonymous Jeffrey Hattori Devi Lally
Contributions 6/1/-9/30/2017 Mickey and Yoshie Hiroo Lisa Kunihiro
Toshiko Isomura Jason Isomura
Annual Lunar New Year Event Jeffrey Hattori
Keiro Northwest Rehab & Care Center The Caluza Family Patty Hiroo Mastrude Devi Lally Nyla Nakano Arlene Yamada Nikkei Horizons Ukulele Band Hearthstone Nikkei Manor Karen Nishimura, Celia Sekijima, Hiro and Dorothy Nishimura Fred Sakura Naomi Hayashi Megumi Sherrill Anonymous In Appreciation of Keiro Northwest Uwajimaya, Inc. Chris Manio Hank Matsubu and Jody Clovis
Employee Recognition Fund â€“ Nikkei Manor The Estate of Sumie Ikeda Larry Sera Dolly Tokunaga General Donations Anonymous Amazon Smile Crispin Chinn Circle of Honor Society Masae Ek Andrew and Heather Hofmeister Melanie Ito Japanese Baptist Church Morris Kanekuni Shohei Karibe The Miyake Family National Asian Pacific Center on Aging Frank and Barbara Nekoba Ken Norikane Herbert Saito Frank and June Sato Seattle-Kobe Sister City Association Tanpopo No Kai Gary, Marsha & Sean Watanabe Pauline Yaguchi Golf Tournament Anonymous Russ Akiyama Mel Asato Steve Aspiras Ayame Kai Guild David and Sandra Fukuhara Frank and Penny Fukui Glenn Gokami and Jan Tsutsumoto Gokami Bradley Green Jeffrey Hattori Mark Hidaka Pat Iboshi
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Contributions 6/1/-9/30/2017 Ann Imus Les and Denise Inaba Coleen Morisaki Jay Bill and Beth Kawahara Jenifer Kimura Jeff and Tina Ko Gary Kuranishi Dave Kusumoto Jerry and Charlene Lee Richard Mar Gary Matsudaira Steve and Becky Mikami Jay and Teresa Mori Trisha Morton Ernie and Sunnie Nagai Allen and June Nakamoto Nelson and Andrea Nakata Chris and Linda Nelson Harry and Fran Nishimoto Rich Nobuyama Jeffrey and Margie Nomi Ohashi Landscape Services Sadami Ono Steve and Ann Otani Scott Sakagami Jon Shimada Don Shimono Kelly Sugiyama Steven and Betsy Suyama Mun Taketa Rick and Renee Takeuchi Terry Takeuchi Mark and Cathy Takisaki Harold and Diane Taniguchi Bryon and Denice Tokunaga Don Tokunaga Ken Wakazuru Steve and Wendy Woo Mark Yamashita Warren Yasutake Ronald and Vivian Yorita Keiro Garden Norman and Linda Furukawa
Keiro Northwest Rehab & Care Center Anonymous Bi Hoa Caldwell and Marvin Cooper Interlink Language Center at SPU Paula Kajimura Rose Nieda Herbert Saito Yoshihara Enterprises, LLC Kokoro Kai Anonymous Noboru and Michiko Shinoda Akiko Wyland Dave Wyland Living Well Health Fair JACL, Seattle Chapter Nikkei Horizons Anonymous (2) Jack and Helen Akamine Marcia Almassy AC Arai Minako Brunelle Carmen Tsuboi Chan Mitsu Connery Mae Deguchi May Eng Sylvia Fok Jane Fujimoto Etsuko Fujishima Helen Gota Peggy Hanada Michelle Hansen Shirley Hirahara Kay Kamikawa Miyoko Kaneta E. Mary Kawaguchi Taka Kogita Carolyn Kunihiro Judy Kusakabe Lynn Lass Phyllis Lee Don Maekawa George and Irene Mano Sue Mar Patty Hiroo Mastrude Irene Mataka
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Gary Matsudaira Mae Miyamoto Joyce Nakamura Ethel Nayematsu Nikkei Horizons Baby Play Group Mabel Nishizaki Esther Onishi Carolyn Osaki Marcia Sako Koharu Sera Mary Shigaya Eugene Tagawa May Takahashi Louise Kashino Takisaki Libby Tamura Rikuko Tanaka Sue Tanaka Peggy Tanemura Elsie Taniguchi Shox Tokita Tosh and Dolly Tokunaga Grace Uyeda Jeannie Uyeda Yasuko Wakayama Shiz Watanabe Katherine Wong Maxine Yakushijin Keiko Yanagihara Marge Young Nikkei Manor Mitzi Butler Nancy Evans Michelle Hansen Vehicle Donation Program Ron Higashi Taeko Ozaki Uwajimaya Volunteers Atlas Tours Tokyo Express International Co. Ltd. Tokyo Medical and Dental University
AT&T Employee Giving Campaign Douglas Eng Lisa Hirai Stacie Ito Boeing Employee Individual Giving Program Douglas Akizuki Paul Egashira Kenneth Khoo Richard Kuniyuki Kelly Kuwahara Debra Locke Akira Maeda Cheryl Ohashi Ronald Sakura Carolyn Sawa Kevin Shigaya Scott Sugiyama David Suguro Lynne Tanino Victoria Terao Warren Yasutake CenturyLink Steven Omoto City of Seattle Anonymous Eric Ishino Stan Nakano Combined Federal Campaign of King County/North Puget Sound Linda Brandeis Marla Iwata Eric Kasahara Raymond Kirwan Anne Kusaka Cyndy Masada Lisa Oshiro Greg Terada Costco Wholesale Corp. Anonymous Beverly Akada Shelley Martinson Gail Tsuboi
King County Employee Giving Program Timothy Aratani Dennis Lock Bruce Ritzen Janet Shibuya Eugene Sugita Harold Taniguchi Microsoft Giving Campaign Jason Isomura Elliot Omiya United Way of King County Judith Daikoku Theresa Fujiwara Robert Miyahara Heidi Yamamoto Marylyn Yoder United Way of Spokane County Jeanne Chang UPS Foundation, Inc. Cathy Inouye Don Tsuboi WA State Employees Combined Fund Drive Anonymous (2) Paul Aoki Susan Carr John Ishimaru Mariko Kakiuchi Wendy Nagasawa Kathleen Oberman Lisa Okubo-Garcila Karen Sakahara Jeanne Semura Britton Steel Julie Tin MATCHING GIFTS BECU Matching Gifts Program Boeing Gift Matching Program Costco Wholesale Corp. Microsoft Giving Campaign
Thank you For Making Every Day the Best Day! IN-KIND GIVING
Annual Lunar New Year Event Friends of Keiro Northwest Gobo Enterprises Brenda Handley Jerry and Charlene Lee Tomoko Matsuno Ellen Suzuki Deems Tsutakawa Virginia Mason Medical Center Terry and Ayako Yamamoto Golf Tournament Anonymous (2) Bakery Nouveau Ben Bridge Jeweler, Inc. Cakes of Paradise Bakery Jeanne Chang Chinoise Cafe CMarr Automotive Day Wireless Systems Delta Airlines Doug’s Lynnwood Mazda/ Hyundai/Cadillac/SUV Service Fairwood Golf and Country Club Food Services of America Fumie’s Gold Gobo Enterprises Glenn Gokami and Jan Tsutsumoto Gokami Golden Peacock Restaurant Jim Gosselin Lillian Hayashi Ron Higashi and Mary Furuta Pat Iboshi Andrea Ikata Lawrence and Marcia Imamura
Michael and Ann Imus Inaba Produce Farms Coleen Morisaki Jay Jefferson Park Golf Course JFC International, Inc. Kaname Izakaya & Shochu Bar Debbie Kashino Bill and Beth Kawahara Keiro Northwest Board of Directors: Frank Fukui Brenda Handley Katie Lai, BS, PharmD, MHA, BCPS, BCGP Jerry Lee Willon Lew Nicholas Ong Hideo Suganuma Bill Tashima Ted Tomita Vicki Toyohara Mukai Dennis Yamashita Keiro Northwest Catering Keiro Northwest Golf Committee Janet Ko Sid Ko - Butterworth Funeral Home Kristin Ford Jewelry with Meaning Le Reve Bakery - Andrea Nakata Maneki Restaurant Bryan G. Maruhashi, DDS Patty Hiroo Mastrude Nelson Miyazaki MOMO Mutual Fish Company, Inc. NESTA USA New Seasons Market New Zen Japanese Restaurant Nikkei Manor Assisted Living
Ocean Star Chinese Seafood Restaurant Julie Ann Oiye Paddy McNeely Porcelain Pink’s Ice Cream Poulsbo RV/Parts Q4 Salty’s Seattle Fish Guys Debbie Shimizu Mary Shimizu Bill Shinbo Studio 904 Tai Tung Restaurant Terry’s Kitchen Lily Tokita Tuna House Neill and Janice Urano Uwajimaya, Inc. Wismettac Asian Foods, Inc. Terry and Ayako Yamamoto Living Well Health Fair Choice Organic Teas Sugimoto America In-Kind Anonymous (12) Setsuko Ainsworth Terie Akada Joyce Akiyama Stephen Anderson ASM Direct Mail Linda Briggs Shu Cheng Benjamin Chew Setsuko Cockle Consulate-General of Japan Janice Dawson Evergreen Health Yoshie Fish Grace Freedland Noriko Fujita Nancy Fukuhara Christine Gardner
Contributions 6/1/-9/30/2017 Nanci Gardner Nobuko Griswold Brenda and Chuck Handley Michelle Hansen Maya Heygood Michiko Higa Lillian Horita Cathy Hughson Miyo and Sandi Ike Gene Ikeda Deanna Ikegami Jack and Helen Ito Harriet Jurcan and Gladys Hoshijo Shizue Kaku Gail Kaminishi Thomas and Charlene Ko Hiroko KobayashiWagner Reiko Kobayashi-Wagner Miyoko Kodama Joyce Yorozu Larson Roland Ma Mariko Mano Yuga Maruno Patty Hiroo Mastrude Gary Matsudaira Lillian Matsudaira Toshi and Sylvia Mihara Betty Mochizuki Joni Nakagawa Yoshiko Nakamura Hajime Nakashima Todd Natsuhara Hiromi Nishimura Patricia Nishimura Jerry and Sharon Okubo Nobuko Omoto Carolyn Osaki Brain Readdy Mineko Remillard Megumi Sherrill Laurie Spector and Michael Hassul Makiko Sumner Dorothy Swent
Hide Tachibana Tamae Tada Barbara Taira Teruko Tanaka Dolly Tokunaga Tokyo Medical and Dental University Michi Toyohara Minoru Uchimura Naoko Ulstein Sandra Watanabe Lori Tsugawa Whaley Akiko Wyland and Dave Wyland Ed and Maxine Yakushijin Kristina Yamashita Tina Nakayama Yee Ruth Yoshida Terry Yoshikawa Yuuga Yoshizawa Judy Yu and Clay Hall
We have made every effort to be thorough and represent each name accurately. If an error or omission has occurred, please accept our apologies and contact us at 206.726.6523 so that we can correct our records.
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