On a warm Thursday night, Aug. 28, a dimly light Toi club was abuzz with unexpected conversations. Amid the happy hour well drinks, unlikely people from all walks of life gathered in celebration of the party’s occasion, the one-year debut of Earthwalkers Magazine.
Business owners of the world, unite! The Entrepreneurs’ Organization is a global network intended to advise and provide resources for entrepreneurs. It has 113 chapters worldwide with over 6000 members. The Seattle chapter is the only chapter to be headed by an Asian American, Northwest Asian Weekly’s Entrepreneur of the Year James Wong.
There was a sharp snap as two swords slammed into one another in perfect precision.
Rep. Jim McDermott cast his vote to support passage in the House of Representatives Sept. 23 of the Filipino Veterans Equity Act of 2008.
Tomi Fujiyama’s career spans two hemispheres and half a century. The 70-year-old musician held her first American concert in over four decades on Sept. 11 at Pianos in New York City.
The Asian American Justice Center (AAJC) and its affiliates — the Asian Pacific American Legal Center (APALC) of Los Angeles, the Asian Law Caucus (ALC) of San Francisco and the Asian American Institute (AAI) of Chicago — celebrated Citizenship Day Sept. 17, originally a day to mark the ratification of the U.S. Constitution and give individuals a chance to take pride in their citizenship.
According to the Japanese American Citizens League (JACL), Jason Chaffetz, Republican nominee for U.S. Representative from the 3rd Congressional District of Utah, proposed the construction of “prison camps” surrounded by barbed wire to confine undocumented immigrants. The JACL are against this.
“We need more job security, more raises and benefits,” said female Korean American Lee*, 43, an electrician at the Everett-based Boeing plant.
Looking for something to do the weekend of Sept. 26? It may be a little difficult to choose between the National Federation of Filipino American Associations’ (NaFFAA) 8th Empowerment Conference and the Korean American Coalition (KAC) 6th Annual National Convention, which begins on Thursday, Sept. 25. These conventions are to be held at the Westin Hotels in Seattle and Bellevue, respectively.
Lensey Namioka is a woman of many talents, but with a great passion. Now a unique storyteller, Namioka started off in mathematics. “I realized early that I wasn’t going to do any original, creative work in math,” she said. “At first, I did some translation of Chinese mathematics into English, but that was kind of boring so I started writing articles, humorous articles at first.”