History of the Japanese in Seattle

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There is a population of Japanese Americans and Japanese expatriates in Greater Seattle.

Institutions[edit]

Kip Tokuda, who served as a representative in the Washington State Government, had worked to build the Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Washington (JCCCW; ワ州日本文化会館 Wa-shū Nihon Bunka Kaikan).[1]

Densho is a nonprofit organization based in Seattle, Washington, which collects video oral histories and documents regarding Japanese American internment in the United States during World War II.

Economy[edit]

Uwajimaya has its headquarters in Seattle.

Media[edit]

North American Post is the region's Japanese newspaper.

Education[edit]

The Seattle Japanese School (シアトル日本語補習学校 Shiatoru Nihongo Hoshūgakkō) is a supplementary Japanese school which holds its classes in Bellevue.[2]

The Japan-America Society of the State of Washington (JASSW; ワシントン州日米協会 Washinton-shū Nichibei Kyōkai) operates the Seattle Japanese Language School (JLS) in Seattle. It was established in 1902, making it the continental United States's oldest Japanese language school.[3]

Religion[edit]

Buddhist temples include Dai Bai Zan Cho Bo Zen Ji and the Seattle Buddhist Church.

Recreation[edit]

The oldest judo dojo in the United States is the Seattle Dojo.

The Seattle Japanese Garden is located in the Madison Park neighborhood. Kubota Garden is a Japanese garden in the Rainier Beach neighborhood of Seattle, Washington

The Nippon Kan Theatre was a former Japanese theater.

Notable residents[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Matsukawa, Lori (Special to the newspaper). "Guest: Kip Tokuda’s work on Seattle’s Japanese Cultural and Community Center." The Seattle Times. July 25, 2013. Retrieved on June 15, 2014.
  2. ^ "ようこそ! シアトル日本語補習学校のホームページへ." Seattle Japanese School. Retrieved on June 15, 2014.
  3. ^ "Seattle Japanese Language School." Japan-America Society of the State of Washington. Retrieved on June 15, 2014.

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