At the 38th Annual Seattle Cherry Blossom & Japanese Cultural Festival held on April 21-23, people of all cultures flooded the Seattle Center Armory to learn about Japanese culture and to watch a reenactment of the 1997 attempt to break the world record for the longest sushi roll.
The University of Washington (UW)’s Khmer Student Association marked its 21st annual Cambodian New Year Show on April 15.
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 […]
By Stacy Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly On the morning of April 24, City of Seattle Department of Neighborhoods representatives came down to the Seattle Indian Center (SIC), ostensibly to go through a three-part agenda that included introductions, a presentation, and a Q&A session — ostensibly to productively discuss the City’s new community outreach model and to […]
By Starla Sampaco NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY These days, reporters have to do more with less. In TV markets across the country, news staffs are shrinking. As a result, many broadcast journalists have taken on more roles within their stations. “Before, smaller markets would have one-man bands or one-woman bands,” said Ryan Takeo, of KING 5. […]
Seattle native and chef Shota Nakajima is among a group of chefs from across the nation participating in the new Food Network show “Iron Chef Gauntlet,” where chef contestants compete for a shot at becoming an Iron Chef.
By Staff NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY Dr. David Dao is recovering at a Chicago hospital after he was forcibly removed from a United Airlines flight headed to Louisville, Ky. on April 9. The incident was caught on videos taken by other passengers — provoking an outcry on social media. In a statement, United said, “Flight 3411 […]
By Staff NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY Julie Locke died in Seattle on April 6. She was 90. According to her son, the former governor of Washington, Gary Locke, “Mom passed away … peacefully and without any pain and in the comfort of her home.” Locke said his mother suffered a massive stroke on March 20. Born […]
By Janice Nesamani NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY For over 2,000 years, they lay underground — silently guarding China’s First Emperor Qin Shi Huang. In 1974, they were accidentally disturbed from their eternal watch by farmers digging a well in Xi’an in the Shaanxi province of China, revealing a site that is estimated to spread over 38 square […]
The Wing Luke Museum raised a record-breaking $520,000 at its annual auction and dinner on April 1 at The Westin Seattle. More than 500 people, including Seattle Mayor Ed Murray and Attorney General Bob Ferguson, attended the event titled, “Bold, Loud, and Brave.” Photos by George Liu/NWAW