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News and Events

  • Nikkei Concerns announces its new CEO! Cynthia A. Shiota will serve as Chief Executive Officer beginning November 29. Ms. Shiota is the former director of the Seattle Aquarium and has served as a strategic advisor in non-profit, governmental and corporate settings. She succeeds Catherine Kanda who has served as CEO since 1994. Welcome Cyndi! And good luck to Catherine in her future endeavors.
    Save the Date for Nikkei Concerns’ 30th Anniversary Dinner Auction
    Saturday, October 1, 2005
    Westin Hotel – Grand Ballroom

    Celebrate 30 years of Nikkei Concerns!

  • The Great Hawaii Getaway Raffle - Tickets on sale NOW at Seattle Keiro, Nikkei Manor, and from community volunteers for only $5 each. First Prize — a trip for two to Hawaii, Second Prize — a trip for two to Cabo San Lucas. See a full list of prizes, and rules here. Call (206) 323-7100 for more information.
  • 23rd Annual Ayame Kai Holiday Craft Fair
    Saturday, November 20, 2004
    10 AM to 4 PM
    Seattle Buddhist Church, 1427 S. Main Street, Seattle

    We will be setting up on Friday evening at 7:00 PM and need volunteers. For information call: (425) 255- 8723 or (425) 827- 4930.

  • Generations of Caring Endowment Campaign
    Do you have a will? A provision in your will can allow you to make a substantial contribution to a charitable organization like Nikkei Concerns without diminishing the assets available to you during your life. Since bequests are deductible from your taxable estate, significant estate tax savings are possible.

    If you have questions about giving to Nikkei Concerns through your will or about the Generations of Caring Endowment Campaign, please click here or contact Sara Oshikawa-Clay at (206) 726-6522 or

Seattle Keiro

  • Thank you to the 38 volunteers from the Bank of America who participated in United Way's Day of Caring at Seattle Keiro and KIDcare. The hardworking volunteers spent a full day scrubbing both the interior and exterior of seven vehicles, cleaning furniture, windows and walls; and cleaning up the KIDcare playground. Your hard work is appreciated!

Nikkei Manor and Kokoro Kai

  • Thank you to Microsoft Volunteers
    Kokoro Kai thanks Microsoft volunteers for making our annual picnic successful on Day of Caring, September 17th. We hope to see them next year again!
  • We need volunteers! Kokoro Kai volunteers are planning to sell their famous takuwan (Japanese pickles) at the Ayame Kai Holiday Fair on November 20. We need strong helpers who can move boxes of jars on November 16th and 17th (especially Wednesday the 17th.) Please contact Naoko Ulstein at (206) 726-6474 or email at
  • Wishlist - Bingo Prizes needed (soap, shampoo, hand lotion, hairbrush, comb, notepads, pens, water bottle, cosmetics, tissue, nail polish, scarves, gloves, small dolls, etc.) New items only, please. We also would like fresh daikon and other vegetables for the Holiday Fair (between 11/12 and 11/15.)


  • Thank you to the Parent Council for purchasing season tickets to the Tiny Tots Symphony Series. The toddlers will be going to the season opening performance on October 5th.
  • Wishlist - A portable (electric and battery operated) organ for the waddler class. Our old one is broken. If you can donate one, please contact Marie Leiper at (206) 726-6502 or
  • KIDcare is now enrolling for the 2004-05 school year and has openings for children 3 to 5 years old. For more information about becoming a part of our intergenerational early learning center, please contact Marie Leiper at (206) 726-6502 or We look forward to hearing from you!

Nikkei Horizons

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Midori Condos

  • The Midori Condos Open House is every Sunday afternoon from 1:00 to 4:00. Stop by to see a furnished unit, the beautifully decorated common areas and landscaped grounds. Three more units have recently sold! Only 9 units left! Come see what the Midori lifestyle is all about. For more information, contact (206) 726-6516 or
  • Transition to a simpler lifestyle - Free downsizing workshop!

    Learn from experts how to easily move to a smaller, lower-maintenance residence with minimal stress.

    Saturday, October 16th, 10 AM — Noon

    Saturday, November 6th, 10 AM — Noon

    In the Community Room at the Midori Condominiums 1515 E. Yesler Way. Please RSVP at least two days prior to the seminar at (206) 726-6516 or


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