On July 21 and July 22, the Seattle Buddhist Temple hosted Bon Odori, a traditional summer festival held to honor and appreciate ancestors. The festival, which included traditional music and dancing in the street, was an official Seafair event. Many festival-goers dress in Japanese kimonos or yukatas. The festival also included taiko and martial arts […]
Archives for July 2012
Elaine Ko, a community building, civic activist, mentor, and leading communication executive, was included in the University of Washington (UW)’s Department of Communication Alumni Hall of Fame for 2012. Ko was a founding member of the International District Housing Alliance. She also served as an executive director for Interim CDA, promoting the welfare and […]
Ben Bridge Jewelers, a store ran by five generations of the same family, celebrates its 100th anniversary at its newly remodeled flagship store. The business celebrated their anniversary with champagne. Old friends and many elected officials were in attendance, along with Ben Bridge staff, including store manager Karen Lee, and Ed and Jon Bridge, the […]
By Associated Press Staff SEATTLE (AP) — A 28-year-old man charged in the 2011 hit-and-run death of a Seattle bicyclist has pleaded guilty. Erlin Garcia-Reyes of suburban Normandy Park entered his plea Tuesday in King County Superior Court to a charge of felony hit-and-run in the death of Michael Wang.
By Associated Press Staff PAGO PAGO, American Samoa (AP) — A group of five people have filed a federal lawsuit arguing they should be U.S. citizens by virtue of being born in American Samoa, the only U.S. territory that doesn’t grant that birthright.
By Allen Reed Associated Press RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A sergeant accused of hazing a private because of his Chinese heritage will go on trial this week on charges the abuse led to the soldier’s suicide.
By Niniek Karmini The Associated Press JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Muslims have begun fasting for the start of the Ramadan holy month in Indonesia, Malaysia, and elsewhere around Asia, but the somber occasion was marred in Buddhist-dominated Thailand by two bomb blasts that killed one person and injured seven.
By Gene Johnson The Associated Press SEATTLE (AP) — In her campaign for an open seat on the King County Superior Court, Seattle lawyer Elizabeth Berns has been endorsed by several judges — including two retired state Supreme Court justices.
Phnom Penh Noodle House celebrated its 25th anniversary on July 17. Owner Sam Ung was surprised by a party thrown by his three daughters, who invited all of Ung’s long-time customers to dine at the restaurant and share their memories of Sam and the restaurant. The original restaurant opened on 412 Maynard Avenue South, now […]
By Travis Quezon Northwest Asian Weekly A period of 41 years had passed before a U.S. District Court Judge in California overturned the conviction of Fred Korematsu, an Oakland shipyard foreman of Japanese ancestry who dared to challenge the constitutionality of Executive Order 9066. The 1942 order authorized the removal of more than 120,000 people […]