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 that […]
The Asia Pacific Cultural Center’s 19th annual New Year event featured Guam this year, and Guamanians cheerfully shouted, “Hafa Adai!” which means ‘welcome’ in the Chamorro language.
By Andrew Hamlin NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY Canadian director Jeff Chiba Stearns, of mixed Japanese and European heritage, shot a feature documentary, “One Big Hapa Family,” and a number of animated shorts, including one rendered entirely on Post-its, before and around his new feature documentary, “Mixed Match.” But the new film, about the difficulties of […]
By James Tabafunda Northwest Asian Weekly When race prejudice, war hysteria, and a failure of political leadership combine to cause the removal of University of Washington (UW) students, professors, and others, the annual Day of Remembrance takes on a special meaning. The university held a panel discussion entitled “How Could Concentration Camps Happen?” on […]
By Janice Nesamani NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY The new Food Safety Rating System has made its presence felt in the International District (ID). While not all restaurants have been inspected as per the new system yet, we checked with those that have and found that the process is painless, but makes an impact on […]
By James Tabafunda Northwest Asian Weekly Moving forward from prejudice-motivated exclusion of Japanese Americans and American Muslims requires change. Seattle’s Day of Remembrance provided a public opportunity to reflect on the actions of U.S. military commanders against those born of Japanese ancestry living in Washington, Oregon, and California. It was standing room only for […]
By Stacy Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly On Feb. 20, community organizations — mostly Vietnamese American — sent out a letter to the City of Seattle requesting “a pause on the location of the new Navigation Center.” The authors of the letters were representatives from Friends of Little Saigon, Helping Link, Summit Sierra Public School, Viet […]
By Janice Nesamani NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY Intro: Maya Lin successfully crosses over from being an architect to an artist and environmentalist, and through all her work, she makes you aware of your surroundings and gain a different perspective. Simplicity is the crowning reward of art. Maya Lin, an artist, architect, and environmentalist, finds her way […]
By Stacy Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly On Feb. 8, Seattle Mayor Ed Murray announced in a press release the location of the “Navigation Center” at the Pearl Warren Building, at 606 12th Avenue South in Seattle’s Little Saigon, an area of predominantly Vietnamese businesses and residents. “To best serve those living unsheltered in our […]
The New Year brings a lot of new and exciting things for people. But welcoming a new family member is a whole new experience and celebration.