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May 12 – “It’s a Wrap!” cooking demonstration at Marlene’s Market and Deli in Federal Way, Washington 
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June 16 – Japanese Folk Tale presentation at the Seattle Japanese Gardens in Seattle, Washington


July 11 – Speech at Poulsbo Chamber of Commerce Luncheon


April 20 – Japanese Folk Tale presentation at Seattle Cherry Blossom Festival in Seattle, Washington

April 22 –  Japanese Folk Tale presentation at Seattle Cherry Blossom Festival in Seattle, Washington

April 6 – Interview on CBS in Los Angeles, California    

April 6 – Workshop at Mystic Journey in Los Angeles, California

  • Mystic Journey Bookstore:
    1624 Abbot Kinney Blvd. Venice, CA  90291

April 12 – When everyone’s talking about it we can make a difference – Newcastle

March 19 – When everyone’s talking about it we can make a difference – Federal Way

Friday, February 9, 2018 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Midori Community Room

 1515 E Yesler Way SEATTLE, WA 98122


This unique cooking experience will feature three favorite healthy Japanese food ingredients; gobo, carrots and tofuGobo, Japanese word for burdock root, is long prized for its medicinal, fiber, and mineral benefits. You will learn the recipe of Kinpira Gobo, a traditional and nutritious Japanese dish enjoyed at home. The other recipe is tofu patties, which can be eaten with rice or as a meat substitute in sandwiches. You will observe and participate to discover tasty and healthy Japanese cooking to be prepared easily at home!
Multi-talented, Lori Whaley, who is a great cook, an author, a professional speaker and life coach offers this class for your healthy and creative eating habit!

Lori Whaley
Friday, February 9 // 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Class room: Midori Condo Community Room
Tuition: $30 for Member / $40 Non-Member

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Miso Soup and More! with Lori Tsugawa Whaley

Saturday, February 17 | 10am-noon, $20 | Tacoma

Experience the magic of miso and learn about its endless culinary possibilities! Rich in essential minerals and a good source of probiotics, this savory (umami) fermented soybean paste is a healthy addition to salad dressing, flavorful marinades and spicy stir fry, as well as traditional miso soup. Join Asian cuisine chef Lori as she shares some of her favorite recipes and the many health benefits of miso!

Pre-register Here.

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!)
Federal 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

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



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


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

Go For Broke National Education Center Grand Opening
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


Seattle, Washington – Event

Saturday April 22nd and 24th


San Francisco, California – Event

Saturday April 30th

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Portland, Oregon – Event

Saturday June 20th, 2015

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