By Assunta Ng NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY This year, Mother’s Day was surreal. My eldest son Jason, who has worked in Hong Kong for over a decade, came home … for another reason. Our nephew is getting married on May 20. I have to confess, I pushed him to attend the wedding. I just wanted him […]
The only weekly English-edition newspaper serving the Asian community in the state of Washington for 35 years. “Let’s hear it for the Northwest Asian Weekly. The lively, informative newspaper, a must-read for 35 years, covers the latest news, ranging from business developments to personalities, politics and pop culture. The Asian Weekly forges the bonds […]
By Assunta Ng NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY The good, the sad, and the ugly happened on the same day. On May 9, Sen. Bob Hasegawa formally announced his bid for Seattle mayor in downtown Seattle, a few hours after Mayor Ed Murray, in West Seattle, said he is dropping out of the race. If elected, Hasegawa, […]
When Thai police detectives Sonchai Jitpleecheep and Pichai Apiradee are given orders to follow U.S. Marine Sergeant William Bradley around Bangkok, they are not told why.
By Assunta Ng NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY When a Seahawks player couldn’t pronounce “Uwajimaya” in a television interview, CEO Denise Moriguchi had a revelation. As Uwajimaya’s third-generation owner, Moriguchi, 40, understood that the name Uwajimaya has no meaning to outsiders or newcomers, even though it is the largest local Asian grocery store and has 88 years […]
Welcome to another edition of The Layup Drill. In this edition, we take a look at the World Baseball Classic, an honor for a former major leaguer, and a new number one fencer in the world. But first, a little-known boxer from Thailand scored a huge upset.
By Assunta Ng NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY Far right, far left, center. It’s what divides the recent French election. I am fed up with ideological politics since the recent presidential election in the United States. The only fresh perspective I have is not for the French female presidential candidate Marine Le Pen, but her opponent, Emmanuel […]
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 Assunta Ng NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY A supposedly smooth re-election for Seattle Mayor Ed Murray suddenly turns into a nightmare. First, The Seattle Times published a lengthy story of sexual abuse allegations against Murray on April 9. Four days later, the Times published an editorial, telling him not to run for re-election, thus opening the […]
By Assunta Ng NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY I met the parents of former governor Gary Locke, the late Jimmy and Julie, when he was a Washington State Representative. Julie died peacefully last week at her home. She was 90. Most community members remember Jimmy more because he’s sociable and often cooked for Locke’s campaigns. Few realize […]