By Young-Joon Ahn The Associated Press President Roh Moo-hyun BONGHA, South Korea (AP) — Bowing deeply and laying white chrysanthemums before his portrait, tens of thousands of mourners journeyed this past Sunday, May 24, to the southern village where former President Roh Moo-hyun killed himself by jumping off a rocky cliff overlooking his home.
By Indra Harsaputra The Associated Press SURABAYA, Indonesia (AP) — This past Friday, May 22, Muslim clerics debating the exploding popularity of Facebook in Indonesia said that followers could use the networking site to connect with friends or for work — but not to gossip or flirt.
By Mari Yamaguchi The Associated Press TOKYO (AP) — This past Friday, May 22, Japan welcomed the news that it had topped the world longevity ratings, but with its citizens living increasingly longer lives, it may soon become hard for the government to find enough young taxpayers to support them.
By Nina Huang Northwest Asian Weekly Born in December 1969, Jingjing Zhang followed an unlikely career path for a Chinese woman. She is known for her environmental activism and was recently recognized as the 2009 distinguished Severyns-Ravenholt Lecturer, where she spoke to more than 100 people about her life’s work and achievements.
Week 2: Film reviews of those with a message “Kabei — Our Mother,” Japan Reviewed by Andrew Hamlin Japanese director Yoji Yamada’s 74th film abandons the samurai storylines he’s previously used. The film showcases his skill at telling a family-oriented story. The tale resonates between the mind and heart long after the end of the […]
By Evangeline Cafe Northwest Asian Weekly Civic activism has changed the course of history many times, from ending segregation to granting women’s suffrage to expanding gay rights. The collective action of passionate people has proven to be a mighty force.
Last week, when we read the story about Earl Hicks, the Michigan man who reunited with his Vietnamese children after decades apart, we were touched and wanted to print the story and share it with our readers.
By Mark Lee Northwest Asian Weekly Editor’s note: This is the launch of a new monthly Northwest Asian Weekly opinion column by Mark Lee. Each month, Lee will raise topical questions and discuss issues that may be relevant to our readers. Note that, in writing for the NWAW, Lee is not representing the viewpoints of […]
Earlier this year, Metro Transit proposed cutting back bus service in Southeast Seattle, perhaps eliminating the bus route 42, the only route that goes from downtown through the ID, and to Rainier Beach.
Film reviews of the good, the great, and the ones you absolutely can’t miss “Daytime Drinking,” South Korea Reviewed by James Tabafunda