In the first meeting of the Nepal Development Consortium, held in Seattle on Dec. 17, the members unanimously agreed to build Nepal’s infrastructure for tourism, clean energy, and a sustainable environment. At the meeting, chaired by former Congressman Jim McDermott, the Consortium decided to send one of its members—leadership development coach Murthy Kalkura—to Nepal in […]
On Dec. 19, the Asian American Coalition for Education (AACE) awarded Holly Ham, former executive director of the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (WHIAAPI), with the “Champion of Equal Education Rights” award. Ham has dedicated her career in both the public and nonprofit sectors to increasing democratic representation of Asian Americans […]
Eun Sun Kim, has been named the San Francisco Opera’s next music director. The South Korean conductor will be just the fourth person to occupy the position in the company’s nearly 100-year history, and the only Asian woman to hold an artistic leadership role with a major North American opera company. Born in Seoul, Kim […]
Seattle’s iconic Pho Bac boat-shaped restaurant—closed for renovations since November 2018— was set to reopen on Jan. 1, 2020. The kitchen and interior were upgraded with a full bar at the nautical dining landmark on 1314 South Jackson Street. But the diner atmosphere remains intact. In addition to the signature pho, owner Yenvy Pham said […]
For Scott Oki, it is important to live a life that is challenging. Since retiring from Microsoft in 1992, Oki has lived by this maxim, continually occupied with charitable endeavors through the Oki Foundation, and challenging himself to grow every day. His latest personal project was the writing and self-publishing of haiku poems.
SEATTLE — Seattle’s mayor wants community members to apply for an open position on the International Special Review District Board (ISRD). The seven-member board reviews façade alterations, signs, new construction, changes of use and street improvements, and makes recommendations to the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods director for all properties within the ISRD. Board members serve […]
Starting on Jan. 2, 2020, the Seattle Public Library (SPL) says it will no longer charge daily late fines for overdue items, thanks to the 2019 Library Levy. SPL joins scores of library systems across the country in eliminating overdue fines for books and materials, and clearing past overdue fines. Fines can be a significant […]
Anthony Ishisaka, David H. Fukui, Sam Mitsui, Vikram Jandhyala, Fred Yee, Ed Lee, Kimi and George Tanbara, Julie Locke, Al Sugiyama, Bob Santos, Edward Chow, Ruth Woo, Tsuguo Ikeda, Donnie Chin, Ticiang Diangson, Henry Miyatake, Vera Ing, Fred Cordova, Tama Murotani-Inaba, Kip Tokuda, June Chen, Cheryl Chow, Jimmy Mar, Gordon Hirabayashi, Ark Chin, Ping Chow, James Leong, Urbano Quijance, Jimmy Locke, and Ted Choi Tam
Shannon Lee is suing a popular Chinese fast food chain over its use of an image of her late father and martial arts star, Bruce Lee.
Compiled by Staff NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY There has been no shortage of big news in the Asian and Asian American community in 2019. The Northwest Asian Weekly assembled a selection of the most memorable images that graced our pages. Here’s our list, arranged by date of occurrence. JANUARY: “Ju Ju,” or Golden Pearl, the Chinese […]