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Kip Tokuda, 1946-2013

Kip Tokuda
KIP TOKUDA, ’69, spent his life as an advocate for children and families. In the Washington State Legislature, where he served from 1994 to 2002, he fought to prevent budget cuts to the vulnerable, especially economically disadvantaged children. He also was a pillar in Seattle’s Asian American community; he was a founder of the Japanese Cultural & Community Center of Washington and the Asian Pacific Islander Community Leadership Foundation. Tokuda, a former member of the UW President Minority Community Advisory Council, received the Order of the Rising Sun from the emperor of Japan to honor his work strengthening relations between Japan and the U.S. He was 66.—Julie Garner

One Response to Kip Tokuda, 1946-2013

  1. Jackie Der says:

    Kip is deeply missed. His warm, irrepressible personality and dedication to helping others set an example for all. May his spirit live on across the community.

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