USA First Days with Aaron Wong

To listen to the INTERVIEW on the First Days Project, click here.

To listen to the INTERVIEW on The Seattle Globalist, click here.


In 2003, Aaron Wong, then 38, and his family immigrated to Bothell for the first time. Wong was born and raised in Singapore, where he met his Japanese wife. They lived Singapore and in Japan.

Wong’s employer was a global operation, so it had offices all around the world. The office in Japan required Wong to make frequent business trips to the Washington area annually. Wong, his wife and their young daughter set forth towards Washington together.

After that first move to the U.S., the family spent about two years in the Seattle area, before moving back to Japan for Wong’s job. But in 2007, for the second time, the family — which by then also included a boy — decided to move back to Seattle, in order to enroll their daughter and son in the American education system. The family now lives in Woodinville.

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5 ways to fix public safety in the International District

Most of Seattle’s newly elected city council members will be resting on their laurels until they take office in January. But not Lorena Gonzalez.

After handily winning the race for citywide Council Position Nine — the seat vacated when Sally Clark resigned in April — Gonzalez will be sworn in today at 5p.m. to replace temporary Council Member John Okamoto.

It couldn’t come soon enough for some in the Chinatown-International District (C-ID), who have been waiting for answers on public safety issues facing their neighborhood and are looking to the new council to make changes.


To view the FULL article on The Seattle Globalist, click here.