News and Culture in Seattle's Chinatown and International District

Uwajimaya provides groceries with culture

In 1928, Fujimatsu Moriguchi began selling fishcakes out of the back of his truck in Tacoma, Washington. Seeing that the area was lacking when it came to Japanese food, Moriguchi‚Äôs … Continue reading

May 22, 2012 · Leave a comment

Non-profit plans to clear alleys of waste

The Chinatown-International District Business Improvement Area (CIDBIA) plans to implement a program that will rid the neighborhood’s alleys of trash in hopes of converting the spaces into popular business centers. … Continue reading

May 10, 2012 · Leave a comment

Wah Mee’s fresh coat sparks a fresh start

On Feb. 19, 1983, Washington state saw its most infamous massacre. Despite almost 30 years of recovery, the International District smarts every year when Feb. 19 reopens one of its … Continue reading

May 3, 2012 · Leave a comment

History of the ID

The International District is the core of Pan-Asian culture in the city of Seattle. The neighborhood surfaced in the late 1800s when Chinese workers immigrated to Seattle to lay Washington … Continue reading

May 3, 2012 · Leave a comment