The Seattle Asian American Film Festival (SAAFF) was held on Feb. 20-23. This year, SAAFF offered 12 feature-length films and eight shorts programs. The Grand Jury Award winners were “The Visit” (Best Short Narrative), “YAI NIN” (Best Short Documentary), “Song Lang” (Best Narrative Feature), “Born to Be” (Best Documentary Feature), and “SOMA” (Best Local Film).
Andrew Yang, who ended his presidential bid in February, has joined CNN as a political commentator. He made his first appearance on the network on Feb. 19 with analysis of the presidential debate that night. “Maybe I’ll wear a tie,” Yang joked. But he didn’t. Yang was the only candidate on the debate stage to […]
Dr. Chun Yuan, a professor of radiology at the University of Washington (UW) School of Medicine, was honored by the American Heart Association on Jan. 29 for developing research that detects and predicts blocked arteries and cardiovascular risk with knee MRI images. Through his stint at the UW, Yuan has mentored 32 people who have […]
The Korean American Bar Association (KABA) of Washington State announced Judge Samuel Chung as the recipient of its inaugural Mentor of the Year Award. Chung was appointed to the King County Superior Court bench in 2014 by Gov. Jay Inslee. He formed and served as the founding president of KABA and continues to be an […]
Samantha Yee of Newcastle came close this year to bringing home the Miss Chinatown U.S.A. title. Instead, she was named 1st Princess with the title Miss Chinese Chamber of Commerce at a pageant that took place on Feb. 1 at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco. Lauren Yang, of Texas, the younger sister […]
Anne Nguyen is a recreation specialist with the City of Seattle Parks and Recreation Department. She’s with the Lifelong Recreation unit, which serves participants aged 50 and older, and she runs programs based out of the Southeast community centers. Previously, Nguyen worked at Kin On.
The International Chinese Christian Church of Tacoma bought and collected over 8,500 face masks earlier this month. Rev. and Mrs. Douglas Louie and their congregation also raised funds to pay for the cost of shipping to mail the masks to China. So far, the church said it has mailed out to 31 locations, including Wuhan […]
The University of Washington (UW) announced on Feb. 4 a $6 million gift from the Atsuhiko and Ina Goodwin Tateuchi Foundation to the East Asia Library. In recognition of this gift, the library will be renamed the Atsuhiko and Ina Goodwin Tateuchi East Asia Library. “The East Asia Library has a long tradition of innovation […]
Tim Lee, owner of Real Home Networks, has been selected as the president of the Hong Kong Club Association. His first official event for the club was an annual Lunar New Year gala at the Seattle Sheraton Hotel on Feb. 8. Lee is also vice president for the Lee Family Association.
Yasunobu Nagai is the new manager of Seattle’s Kinokuniya book store at Uwajimaya. Born in Japan, Nagai began working for the store in 2008, selling paperbacks. He moved up the ladder and was promoted to Seattle recently. Kinokuniya celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2019. Nagai enjoys Seattle’s outdoors and traveling. He has visited Mt. Rainier […]