By Elaine Kurtenbach AP Business Writer TOKYO (AP) — The latest scientific assessment paints a likely bleak future for the Pacific bluefin tuna, a sushi lovers’ favorite whose population has dropped by more than 97 percent from its historic levels. A draft summary of a report by the International Scientific Committee for Tuna and Tuna-like […]
Archives for April 2016
BANGKOK (AP) — Flaunting one’s wealth is a popular avocation among Thailand’s well-to-do, but one actress may find it as costly as a few high-fashion handbags. Pechaya Wattanamontri posted photos of herself on Instagram with nine boxed Hermes handbags that she purchased abroad. A video also circulated of her purchasing one of the luxury bags, […]
By Yuri Kageyama Associated Press TOKYO (AP) — The Roman Catholic Church’s sex abuse scandal has stretched into one of the least Catholic countries: Japan, where former students at a prestigious all-boys parochial school allege they were molested or raped by religious brothers who taught there decades ago. Three former students at St. Mary’s International […]
By Didi Tang Associated Press BEIJING (AP) — Work is proceeding quickly on China’s planned mission to land a rover on Mars by 2020, the chief administrator of the country’s ambitious space program said April 22. Formally announced in January, China’s Mars voyage will attempt to recreate the success of the United States’ Viking 1 […]
By Eric Card Northwest Asian Weekly “Ghost in the Shell,” a popular Japanese manga series following a cyborg policewoman, is getting a live-action adaptation set to release in 2017. However, the film is already receiving a heavy dose of backlash over the casting of Scarlett Johansson as its lead character, Major Motoko Kusanagi. This is […]
The Asian Counseling and Referral Services (ACRS)’s new Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Democracy Initiative needs your help to raise $200,000.
By David Chan Special to the Northwest Asian Weekly (Note from the Editor: The following article represents the thoughts of a fire commissioner from Snohomish County and the process he’s going through to become a delegate for Bernie Sanders. David Chan told us that besides Rep. Cindy Ryu, there are no significant representatives of the […]
By Ruth Bayang Northwest Asian Weekly A divided U.S. Court of Appeals panel upheld NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell’s four-game suspension of Tom Brady for his involvement in “Deflategate” on April 25. A three-judge panel of the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan ruled 2-to-1 that Goodell did not deprive Brady of “fundamental fairness” […]
By Tim Gruver Northwest Asian Weekly More than 80 people from 43 different countries began their new lives as U.S. citizens in a naturalization ceremony on April 7 at Seattle Central Library. Seattle Mayor Ed Murray and staff members from the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service presided over the ceremony. A prerecorded video address […]
On April 23, patrons of a local Chinese restaurant known for being vegan-friendly were shocked to learn that their beloved eatery may have been using animal-derived products.