“A Silent Voice” hits the big screen in and around Seattle as one of the most widely-praised anime features in recent years — and from one of the very few female anime feature directors. It approaches the lives of the handicapped in Japan, what’s going right and wrong, and bullying issues to boot. It’s been supported by the Japanese deaf community. While I found the film uneven in its approach and its overall tone, it deserves attention and support for the following reasons.
Sefia’s childhood was not like most. Growing up, she and her parents stayed under the radar and they taught her what to do in case anything ever happened to them. And when something does happen — a few years after her mother died from illness, her father is brutally murdered — she flees to the wilderness with her aunt Nin.
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There may be debates as to how to keep the momentum going after the success of the Crazy Rich Asians movie. What is not up for debate is that to encourage equal representation of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (APIs) in Hollywood, the momentum must continue.
Visiting Australia has always been on my bucket list, but not its New Year’s fireworks.
Fighting for advantage in the government shutdown battle, President Donald Trump used a prime-time address on Jan. 8 to convince Americans that he needs billions of dollars from Congress for his long-promised border wall to resolve security and humanitarian problems he contends have reached a crisis pitch. As of press time, the partial federal government […]
By Wayne ChanNORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY File this under: non-earth shattering news. I’m just about to head home after a two week-long journey to Hong Kong, Taipei, and Phuket. It’s been a great trip where I got to visit with friends and family, and sample food from different parts of the globe. But there’s been something […]
By DAKE KANGAssociated Press BEIJING (AP) — Chinese authorities have begun deploying a new surveillance tool: “gait recognition’’ software that uses people’s body shapes and how they walk to identify them, even when their faces are hidden from cameras. Already used by police on the streets of Beijing and Shanghai, “gait recognition’’ is part of […]
Fashion reigned at the ACRS Holiday Party earlier this month, where staff modeled Gary Tang creations. Photos by Tam Vo
By StaffNORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) will permanently close the Alaskan Way Viaduct on Jan. 11, and the new SR 99 tunnel is scheduled to open three weeks later in early February. This closure, which is the longest highway closure in the history of the Puget Sound region, means that […]