Japanese American Community Events
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The 2012 Day of Remembrance Taiko Festival will take place at Seattle University’s Pigott Building, Broadway and East Madison Streets at 1 p.m. in Seattle. Yosh Nakagawa will serve as the main speaker, and Dale Watanabe as emcee. Both are members of the Minidoka Pilgrimage Committee. The following taiko groups are scheduled to perform: Inochi Taiko, Kaze Daiko, Ringtaro Tateishi School of Taiko, Northwest Taiko, Seattle Kokon Taiko, One World Taiko and Okinawan Taiko. A free exhibit in the Paccar Atrium, directly outside the auditorium, will open at noon. It will feature a display honoring the Nisei who received honorary degrees last year, and a display from the Bainbridge Island Japanese American Community and the National Park Service. A reception in the atrium will be sponsored by the Fred T. Korematsu Center for Law and Equality. Tickets are $20, and can be purchased online at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/219585, or at the Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Washington office, located at 511 16th Ave. South, Seattle or at the Seattle University International Student Center, located at 901 12th Ave., Pavilion P160 in Seattle. Sponsors of this event include: The Fred T. Korematsu Center for Law and Equality, International Student Center and Office of the President, Seattle University and the JCCCW. Info: Contact Bif Brigman at: email@example.com or (206) 568-7114.