Vincent Yao has been appointed the Director General of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Seattle. As Director General, Yao works on broadening and deepening Taiwan’s diversified relations with the Northwest, including Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, and Wyoming. Yao’s last post was in “the other Washington,” and when asked how he liked Seattle, […]
The 17th annual Microsoft Asian Spring Festival was held on Jan. 21 at Overlake Christian Church in Redmond. Hosted by the Chinese Microsoft Employee Network (CHIME), the celebration is the biggest spring festival event in the greater Seattle area with over 2,000 attendees.
Filipino American J.R. Celski of Federal Way, Wash. won a bronze medal in the men’s 1000m as World Cup racing began at EnergieVerbund Arena in Dresden, Germany on Feb. 4. Celski’s bronze medal was his first individual ISU World Cup medal since World Cup Kolomna in November 2013, when he won a gold medal in […]
The Organization of Chinese Americans (OCA) held its Golden Circle Award and Lunar New Year dinner on Feb. 2 at Joy Palace Restaurant. It honored Lynnette and Ron Consego, Van Sar, Velma Veloria, and the Tsutakawa family (George, Ayame. Marcus, Deems, Mayumi, and Gerard). The OCA serves the greater Seattle Chinese and Asian Pacific American […]
The Center for Asian American Women (CAPAW) held a welcome brunch in Columbia City on Feb. 4 for its new director, Courtney Chappell. Chappell was most recently deputy director at the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (WHIAAPI). Also, as the first Policy & Programs Director at the National Asian Pacific American […]
HBO announced on Jan. 31 the winners of the HBO Asian Pacific American Visionaries. The works of Dinh Thai, Tiffanie Hsu, and Jinyi Shao — who placed first, second, and third, respectively — will make their world premieres at the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival in April. Thai’s “Monday” is the story of a […]
The Taiwanese American Professionals – Seattle (TAP-SEA) rang in the Lunar New Year with a dinner at China Harbor restaurant on Jan. 14. TAP-SEA invited members of TAP chapters from across the nation to attend this event. There were several performances throughout the night, as well as a photobooth to capture memories.
In partnership with Nickelsville, SHARE, the City of Seattle, and Seattle Mayor Ed Murray’s Bridging the Gap Initiative, Low Income Housing Institute (LIHI) will be opening two new sanctioned encampment sites to help alleviate the homelessness problem. The first site will be opening in February and is located at 1000 South Myrtle Street in Georgetown. […]
Seven-hundred-fifty people attended the memorial for Al Sugiyama on Jan. 29 at Fisher Pavilion at Seattle Center. The Reverend Jerry Shigaki led the invocation. Daughter Mari Sugiyama shared memories and lessons from her father. Bob Watt, Dick Sugiyama, Warren Furutani, Merritt Long, and Daniel Miyaki also spoke. In 1989, Al Sugiyama was the first Asian […]
The Rotary Club of Seattle-International District held its “Broken Ceiling: Honoring Those Who Broke It” event on Jan. 29 at the Northwest African American Museum. Approximately 180 people attended to recognize 45 male members who voted to admit women in 1986, despite opposition from their peers. Among the men honored were past president Lloyd Hara […]