Japanese Prime Minister Taro Aso welcomed the Japanese American Leadership Delegation in his office on March 3. He expressed to the delegation the importance of the U.S. and Japan alliance as a cornerstone of security for all of East Asia. The Japanese American Leadership Delegation program promotes the value of sustained relationships as a critical […]
University of Washington engineering student Tim Hao Li from Taiwan poses with pen pal and White Center Heights student Ryan Easter.
The U.S. Small Business Administration’s Seattle District Office named James Wong, owner of Avidian Technologies in Redmond, as Washington State’s Minority Small Business Champion.
Actor Kal Penn shocked fans when his character on “House, M.D.” exited the show in a dramatic fashion on April 6. Indian American Penn played Dr. Lawrence Kutner. After two seasons on the show, Penn’s character was found dead in his apartment, apparently due to suicide.
A coalition of South Weller St., Chinatown, and municipal organizations is launching a bilingual block watch sign campaign on the east side of the International District. The signs will feature English-Chinese and English-Japanese versions, the first of its kind in Seattle, according to Thomas O’Kelly, coordinator of East ID Block Watch.
The Center for Lao Studies has launched the first U.S.-based study abroad program in Laos. Organizers of the Summer Study Abroad in Laos (SAIL) program are looking for Lao American students and others interested in visiting the Lao-American College in Vientiane, Laos. They will experience cultural immersion through travel, language lessons, country-specific course offerings, and […]
The field for a prospective appointment as King County Executive was narrowed to four as members of the Metropolitan King County Council submitted the names for evaluation by a Blue-Ribbon Committee, which is has two Asian American members, Sharon Maeda and Ted Choi Tam, on Monday, April 13.
The University of Washington’s China Studies Program and College of Built Environments (former College of Architecture and Urban Planning) is hosting one of the first China–U.S. professional exchanges on the issue of regional sustainable development from May 5 to May 9.
By Nina Huang Northwest Asian Weekly On Friday, Mar. 27, the Northwest Asian Weekly Foundation presented several scholarship awards to deserving high school students in Washington. The diversity banquet dinner was held at Jumbo Chinese Restaurant in the Columbia City neighborhood, and more than 200 people attended the event. There was a lot of young […]
By Evangeline Cafe Northwest Asian Weekly Lucita Principe knows how lucky she is to have a job these days. She spent most of last year unemployed after two local restaurant chains laid her off. “I was so sad because on Valentine’s Day, I didn’t even have a card for my husband,” said Principe.