Events

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Join me for a book event at
University Book Store in Mill Creek on Thursday, October 19th, 7pm.

 

I am holding cooking classes at
Marlene's Market and Deli (and signing books too!)
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ederal Way, WA - August 17, 2017 - 6 pm to 8 pm
Tacoma, WA - September 5, 2017 - 6 pm to 8 pm

Back-to-School Bentos on August 17th

Make lunch time fun and nutritious for you and your kids by turning it into a memorable experience! Bento is a traditional, Japanese-style meal in a box. Learn how to turn an ordinary lunch into something nutritious, creative, and special. Participants will create their own bento, and take their meal home in a bento box. Please pre-register.

Tacoma, Washington University Bookstore Presents a book reading, discussion, and signing

 

 

Seattle, Washington
Conspiracy of Kindness:
You've Given Me Life - The Life and Legacy
of Chiune Sugihara
Sunday, April 9 from 2-4pm

Join us in attending this inspiring and timely event; “Conspiracy of Kindness: You’ve Given Me Life - The Legacy of Chine Sugihara.” This is the second in a series of three events of “The Holocaust and Japanese American Connections." The event will be held Sunday, April 9 from 2-4pm at Blaine Memorial United Methodist Church, 3001 24th Ave. S., Seattle, Washington 98144. The Chiune Sugihara event is open to the public, free of charge, and has plenty of free parking!

In 1939, Chiune Sugihara, aka the “Japanese Schindler,” was assigned to head the Japanese Consulate in Lithuania.  During the summer of 1940, thousands of Jews fleeing Nazi annihilation in Poland came to the Japanese Consulate seeking visas to help them escape.  Defying policy procedures of the Japanese Foreign Ministry and risking his life and career, Sugihara wrote over 2,000 transit visas, saving more than 6,000 lives during the Holocaust.

The event will feature international storyteller, Alton Takiyama-Chung, who will give a performance depicting the story of Chiune Sugihara’s heroic efforts.  Mr. Takiyama-Chung’s dramatic monologues have been described as riveting, poignant, nostalgic, and gripping.

A panel discussion will follow Mr. Takiyama-Chung’s performance. The panel will include:

Alton Takiyama-Chung – International Storyteller

Lori Tsugawa Whaley – Speaker and Author of "The Courage of a Samurai"

Ken Mochizuki  – Author of "Passage to Freedom: The Sugihara Story"

Dee Simon – Baral Family Executive Director, Holocaust Center for Humanity

A reception will follow the presentation and panel discussion.

“Conspiracy of Kindness: You’ve Given Me Life,” is the second in a series of three events presented in proud partnership with the Holocaust Center for Humanity, the Nisei Veterans Committee, the Consulate-General of Japan in Seattle, and the UW Department of American Ethnic Studies. Co-sponsoring this event is the Blaine Memorial United Methodist Church, 3001 24th Ave. S., Seattle, WA 98144.

Shelton, Washington
Book Signing Event and Japanese Cooking Demonstration at Brilliant Moon at 2:00pm Saturday March 11th!

 Tacoma, Washington
Book Signing Event
at King's Books
Sunday, February 5, 2017 at 2:00 pm
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Join us for several book readings, signing and discussion by Lori Tsugawa Whaley, local author of “The Courage of a Samurai: Seven Sword-Sharp Principles for Success.” Lori is a third generation Japanese American Baby Boomer who endured prejudice of post WWII. As an adult, she suffered from Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) as a result of two automobile accidents, and was faced with the challenge of her life. Researching and writing this book became her means of recovery and opened the door to the principles embraced by the ancient Japanese Samurai warriors. Learn how this code has been embraced by notable historical figures throughout modern history for the greater good and how we can apply it to our lives today.


Seattle, Washington - University District
Book Signing Event
at University Book Store
Wednesday, January 25, 2017 at 7:00 pm
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Bainbridge Island, Washington
Book Signing Event
at Eagle Harbor Book Co.
Sunday, January 22, 2017 at 3:00 pmEagle Eventbrite Final copy


Seattle, Washington - Speaking Event
ChickChat Seattle THE POWER OF SHE

Saturday, January 14, 2017, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Lori Tsugawa Whaley - break out speaker and speed coach at
ChickChat GO BIG OR GO HOME Speed Coaching Summit
Get your ticket now at http://bit.ly/2inIoyS
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Burien, Washington - Speaking Event

Tuesday, September 13, 2016 @ 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Lori Tsugawa Whaley - guest speaker at "Unbelievable Women"
books will be available for purchase and signing

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Los Angeles, California - Event

Friday, 5-27-16 @ 6:00 pm 

Book sign and book talk at Kinokuniya Book Store Los Angeles
Los Angeles Store
123 Astronaut Ellison S. Onizuka St. Suite 205
Los Angeles, CA 90012

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Saturday, 5-28-16 (Book sign 3:00-5:00 pm)

Go For Broke National Education Center Grand Opening
Headquarters
Go For Broke National Education Center
355 E. First Street, Suite 200
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Sunday 5-29-16 @ 2:00 pm

Japanese Folk Tales and Book sign at Kinokuniya Book Store Santa Monica
Santa Monica Store
Mitsuwa Marketplace
3760 S. Centinela Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90066

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Seattle, Washington - Event

Saturday April 22nd and 24th

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San Fransisco, California - Event

Saturday April 30th

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PAST EVENTS

 

Portland, Oregon - Event

Saturday June 20th, 2015

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