The former Immigration & Naturalization Service (INS) building in Seattle’s Chinatown-International District will soon be offered for sale, The Seattle Times reported. The building, on 815 Seattle Boulevard South, is now known as Inscape Art. The investors who bought it plan to list it for sale this year, according to Brian Mayer, vice president of […]
Police arrested an armed robber in the Chinatown-International District on March 3 and found the weapon that he fired in Hing Hay Park. A community service officer witnessed a man steal a laptop and bag from a restaurant in the 600 block of South King Street, shortly before 6 p.m. He fled into Hing Hay […]
Feb. 19, 2021, marked the 79th anniversary of Executive Order 9066, signed and issued by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1942—a day when the U.S. government executed a legal act of racism, the forced removal of over 120,000 Japanese Americans, two-thirds of whom were born American citizens, to internment camps where they were incarcerated throughout the U.S.
A hand outstretched, three fingers up and pointing toward the sky. In Suzanne Collins’ “Hunger Games” trilogy, it’s a gesture symbolizing thanks, admiration, and goodbye. But in the Southeast Asian country of Myanmar, it’s become a symbol of protest.
The Seattle Police Department is currently reviewing surveillance video from businesses near 7th and King streets in the Chinatown-International District. They are investigating a bias crime against a young Asian on the night of Feb. 25.
On Feb. 28, Chloe Zhao became the second woman to win best director at the Golden Globes and the first female winner of Asian descent on a night in which her film “Nomadland” was crowned the top drama film. The 38-year-old director who lives in Los Angeles is a leading Oscar contender for “Nomadland,”’ which […]
The Seattle Asian American Film Festival (SAAFF) is presenting its 9th annual festival entirely online from March 4–14—in partnership with the Northwest Film Forum. This year, SAAFF will offer nine feature-length films and 15 shorts programs, including a drive-in screening of martial arts action comedy “The Paper Tigers” on March 6. SAAFF showcases works by […]
Will Chen formally announced his decision on Feb. 28 to run for Position Two on the Edmonds City Council. According to a news release, his decision to run is motivated by a “desire and commitment to add diversity, passion, and practical experience to the council at a time when communities and businesses across the nation […]
Taiwanese American film director Ang Lee was awarded the Légion d’honneur (The Legion of Honor)—it is France’s highest order of merit. The three-time Oscar winner was honored for his global contribution to culture and received the honor from the French Ambassador to Taiwan at a private ceremony. Lee’s work spans decades and covers a broad […]
Naomi Osaka won the 2021 Australian Open on Feb. 20—her second Australian Open win and her fourth Grand Slam title, making her the first woman in 31 years (the last was Monica Seles) to win four Grand Slams. She won her first Australian Open in 2019.