The Board of Directors of the U.S.-Japan Council (USJC) announced the decision of Irene Hirano Inouye to retire as president later this year, and the launch of a search for a chief executive officer—a new position at the council. Board Chair Phyllis Campbell praised Inouye for the council’s successes over the past decade. “Irene has […]
Seattle Symphony held its 12th annual Celebrate Asia event on March 8 at Benaroya Hall. This year, the event celebrated new music with the winner of the Celebrate Asia Composition Competition, Adeliia Faizulina, with pre- and post-concert performances. Celebrate Asia was emceed by Aleksa Manila and hosted by Lori Matsukawa.
Geekwire co-founder Jonathan Sposato announced on March 2 his acquisition of Seattle magazine, which brings editorial control and ownership of the publication back to Seattle after nearly 30 years in Minneapolis. “I do not want it to be said that in the years when my generation came of age, that Seattle lost its voice,” Sposato […]
The Seattle Art Museum (SAM) announced on Feb. 26 that Dr. Chiyo Ishikawa, Susan Brotman Deputy Director for Art and Curator of European Painting and Sculpture, will retire in summer 2020, after 30 years at the museum. “It has been my honor and pleasure to work for an institution that so fully embraces its civic […]
The Northwest Asian Weekly gave 11 foreign journalists a tour of the Chinatown-International District on Feb. 18, as part of the World Affairs Council. Hosted by publisher Assunta Ng, the journalists from Mongolia, Taiwan, Vietnam, India, Australia, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka enjoyed a dim sum lunch at Jade Garden Restaurant. They also visited Tai Tung […]
Philanthropist and supporter of the Seattle Chinese Garden, Stella Chin stopped by the Northwest Asian Weekly office last month, to share news of her self-published book. The book, printed in Chinese, is about nature.
High school students Jocelyn Chin and Steven Sun from Cleveland, Ohio visited the Chinatown-International District in February as part of a school project. They are shooting a documentary on Wing Luke and his breaking of racial and political barriers in Seattle. They also conducted a two-hour long interview with Luke’s sister, Bettie.
The Washington State Legislature joined together this month in observing the Day of Remembrance at the State Capitol. Feb. 19, 2020 marked the 78th anniversary of Executive Order 9066, which authorized the forcible removal and incarceration of more than 120,000 Japanese Americans into concentration camps along the West Coast. “The story of Japanese Americans during […]
Three-hundred people participated in International Community Health Services (ICHS)’ annual Lunar New Year 5k Walk/Run on Feb. 23. In celebration of the Year of the Rat, festivities included a traditional lion dance for good fortune and firecrackers to chase away evil spirits. The event—which took place along the Interurban Trail in Shoreline—raised $30,000. All proceeds […]
Approximately 60 people attended a party at Joyale Seafood Restaurant on Feb. 19 to celebrate the retirement of Wayne Lau. Many of the guests were former and current clients of Rainier Valley Community Development Fund (RVCDF). They spoke of the former executive director’s service and how he impacted businesses to grow and prosper in the […]