AMSTERDAM (AP) — Two giant panda cubs are being prepared for a new life at a zoo in the Netherlands following a long airplane flight from China. Male Xing Ya and female Wu Wen, 3-year-olds from Sichuan province, arrived at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol on April 12. They were briefly displayed in cages at the airport […]
By BINAJ GURUBACHARYA Associated Press KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — A Nepali who was once the oldest climber to scale Mount Everest is attempting to regain that title, at age 85, with hopes that the feat will help him spread a message of peace. Min Bahadur Sherchan plans to climb the 29,035-foot peak next month during […]
By LOUISE WATT Associated Press BEIJING (AP) — The lack of South Korean films at this year’s Beijing International Film Festival has nothing to do with politics, one of the organizers said, as relations between China and South Korea continue to plummet over Seoul’s deployment of an anti-missile system opposed by Beijing. Yonhap news agency […]
BEIJING (AP) — Taiwan’s legislature has explicitly banned the sale and consumption of dog and cat meat and increased the penalty for animal cruelty, underscoring growing awareness of animal welfare in one of Asia’s most prosperous societies. The legislature amended Taiwan’s animal protection law to double the maximum penalty for deliberate harm to animals to […]
By KEN THOMAS Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — President Donald Trump asserted on April 16 that China was working with the United States on “the North Korea problem,” and his vice president told American and South Korea service members that the North’s latest “provocation,” a failed missile launch shortly before his arrival in […]
A white-haired man (indeed, the program will give his character the name “White-Haired Man”) lets a young Asian lady into his condominium.
On April 25, a team at Cinerama will debut its Anime Movie Festival. Its lineup of movies, featuring a list of classic favorites, will run through May 3.
Back in 2012, “The Pioneer Woman,” a cooking show on Food Network, quietly aired a real racist segment oriented around chicken wings, and it generally went without a lot of comment
By Staff NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY Mayor Ed Murray signed legislation last week that will require new development in the Chinatown-International District (C-ID) to contribute to affordable housing, producing at least 150 new affordable homes over the next decade. The zoning change will implement the Housing Affordability and Livability Agenda (HALA)’s Mandatory Housing Affordably (MHA) requirements. […]
By Rumi Naito NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY Rumiko Ohnari was pinned beneath a bookcase in her ruined house by the temblor that rocked Kumamoto Prefecture on April 16, 2016. The heavy piece of furniture broke Rumiko’s leg, but the rest of the family was unharmed, including her three dogs. Like many in Kumamoto, the Ohnari family […]