By Matthew Pennington The Associated Press WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) — The nominee to become the top U.S. diplomat in East Asia delivered pointed comments about China in his confirmation hearing June 20, saying there’s no place for “coercion and bullying” in the region’s seas.
Archives for June 2013
By Manuel Valdes The Associated Press SEATTLE (AP) — The man who set a Seattle warehouse fire that killed four firefighters in 1995 had been planning to steal the identities of people involved in his case to collect money after his release from prison, Seattle police said June 25.
By Staff The Associated Press TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s ruling part welcomed its sweeping gains in the Tokyo Assembly election on June 24 in a closely watched contest that is an indicator of how Japan’s major parties will fare in parliamentary polls next month.
By Jim Abrams The Associated Press WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) _ Michael Froman, a senior White House economic adviser and classmate of President Barack Obama at Harvard Law School won Senate confirmation to be the next U.S. trade representative on June 19.
By John Duerden The Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The confetti has been swept away, the hangovers from the street parties have been slept off, and now that the Asian teams for the 2014 World Cup have been decided, observers are fretting over slipping standards and how the sides will be able to […]
By Zachariah Bryan Northwest Asian Weekly If there’s one thing Rainier Scholars are, it’s motivated.
Hong Lap Wong and Kin Lap Wong are a lot alike, which is no surprise. They’re twins who grew up in Hong Kong and who both just graduated from Edmonds Community College on June 14. Now, they are both embarking on the next phases of their lives.
By Charles Lam Northwest Asian Weekly LA-based rapper Jonathan Park, better known by his stage name Dumbfoundead, has spent the majority of 2013 touring across the United States and Europe, but that hasn’t slowed down his most recent project. Park’s new web series “Run DMZ” premiered in June and is off to a strong start.
By Nina Huang Northwest Asian Weekly Texas and Arkansas aren’t known for their Asian Americans populations. Working and living there can be eye-opening experiences, as it was for Seattle-based writer Shin Yu Pai, whose latest poetry collection, AUX ARCS, releases in July. The collection encompasses her experiences living and working in the two states, spotlighting […]
By Zachariah Bryan Northwest Asian Weekly In a department that is being constantly scrutinized for ill behavior toward people of color, creating a more diverse workforce has become a major concern.