Ten distinguished icons from the United States and worldwide will be inducted into the Asian Hall of Fame for their legacy, philanthropy, and inter-racial equity. Class of 2021 inductees are (in last name alphabetical order): Steve Aoki, the first Asian DJ producer to achieve global recognition in electronic dance music; Tani Cantil-Sakauye, the first Filipino […]
The National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA) announced on Sept. 15 that it will award one of its Daniel K. Inouye Trailblazer Awards to Asian Americans Advancing Justice’s President and Executive Director John C. Yang. “The award is given to those who have demonstrated vision, courage, and tenacity that have resulted in substantial and […]
The National Book Foundation announced on Sept. 10 that Karen Tei Yamashita has been awarded its medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters (DCAL), a prize with a $10,000 cash award. The 70-year-old Yamashita is an author and playwright who in such fiction (and meta-fiction) as “I Hotel” and “Tropic of Orange’” employs multiple perspectives […]
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)’s Office of Multifamily Housing Programs announced on Sept. 22 that it has awarded $3.3 million to the Korean Women’s Association (KWA) in Tacoma. The money will go towards supporting the development of new affordable multifamily rental housing, along with ongoing project rental assistance for very low-income […]
Washington State Book Awards, which honors outstanding books written by Washington state authors, named E.J. Koh of Seattle, the winner of its Biography/Memoir award. Koh translated her mother’s Korean letters into English and incorporated them into her memoir, ‘The Magical Language of Others,’ which was published in 2020.
Canlis recently hired renowned sommelier Linda Milagros Violago to run the restaurant’s wine service, replacing Nelson Daquip, who left in May. Violago is now the first woman in Canlis’s 71-year-old history to head up the award-winning program, which consists of seven sommeliers and around 22,000 bottles. The Winnipeg-born Violago has traveled far and wide during […]
Volunteers helped to distribute 500 boxes of mooncakes to Chinatown seniors last week in celebration of the Mid-Autumn Festival. Entrepreneurs Peter Pang and Jin Zhang donated the mooncakes. The donation and distribution was coordinated by Seniors in Action Foundation. It’s one of the organization’s Mid-Autumn Festival celebrations on Sept. 19 at Joyale Restaurant. King County […]
TIME has named Stop AAPI Hate co-founders, Cynthia Choi, Manjusha Kulkarni, and Russell Jeung to the 2021 TIME 100 annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world. “It is a great honor to be recognized for this award among this list of influential leaders,“ said Kulkarni, who is also the executive director […]
KIRO 7’s Essex Porter interviewed Chinatown leaders on Sept. 20 about Seattle possibly getting its first mayor of Asian heritage in Bruce Harrell. The segment is expected to air in October.
Construction of George Fleming Place, which includes 106 affordable apartments near Othello Station, is now finished. Named after former State Sen. George Fleming, the Low Income Housing Institute (LIHI) is currently leasing studios and one-bedroom to three-bedroom apartments at the building on 7357 43rd Avenue South. Former Gov. Gary Locke said of Fleming, “He was […]