Bamboo Garden, located on 364 Roy Street in Lower Queen Anne, is closing its doors at the end of the month. Its website reads, “To all of our beloved customers: Bamboo Garden will be closing indefinitely for the foreseeable future. We wanted to thank everyone who has supported us all these years. Our last day […]
Former chairman and CEO of Uwajimaya Tomio Moriguchi was named as this year’s Seattle-King County First Citizen Award recipient, along with the Moriguchi family. The award will be presented at a civic celebration at a date to be determined. The award recognizes the collective contributions of the Moriguchis in enhancing the quality of life throughout […]
The staff and residents of Nikkei Manor celebrated the 100th birthday of Yoneko Mochizuki on June 27. Jenn Doane, Mochizuki’s granddaughter, said, “She was so happy to see herself on the front page of Northwest Asian Weekly…the staff and residents really enjoyed reading about her life.” “We did a Zoom call for her birthday cake […]
The Seattle International District Rotary Club held its annual Passing of the Gavel Ceremony on June 18. Outgoing President David Della passed the gavel to incoming President Henry Wong, who officially took over on July 1. Due to the pandemic, the club meeting was done virtually. Della and Wong were in the same room and […]
Kin On announced on July 8 that its CEO, Nigel Lo, is retiring effective January 1, 2021. During his tenure, Lo oversaw the launch of the supportive housing program, provided board leadership for Aging in PACE Washington, gave much-needed guidance during a global pandemic, and secured $750K in funding to replace the entire HVAC system […]
We want to celebrate the diverse works of art displayed in the Chinatown-International District and are holding a contest to honor the artists behind them. Be sure to pick up our newspaper as we announce the finalists in the month of July. The murals will be selected for various categories, including “Best #BlackLivesMatter themed mural” […]
Korean Women’s Association (KWA) announced it has accepted a $555,800 grant from Pierce County Human Services CARES Act Coronavirus Relief Fund to support rental assistance in Pierce County for people directly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. These funds will allow KWA to provide $800 worth of rental assistance for 200 households over three months. The […]
Kin On Rehab & Care Center has completed the COVID-19 testing of its residents and staff on June 11 and June 12, fulfilling the state’s requirement of universal testing of all nursing homes.
Xiaosong Li and Ali Rowhani-Rahbar received the University of Washington’s Distinguished Teaching Award this year — one of the highest teaching recognitions at the UW.
By Ruth Bayang Northwest Asian Weekly Only one in five restaurant owners say they are confident that they will be able to keep their businesses running until normal operations resume. That’s according to the results of a recent James Beard Foundation (JBF) survey. Independent operators, on average, have laid off 91% of their hourly workforce […]