Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan held a swearing-in event on May 6 for Dr. Amarah Khan, the first-ever director of the new Office of the Employee Ombud. “Dr. Khan is an inspirational woman who is deeply dedicated to creating a safe and inclusive work environment that gives City employees the support they need to be the […]
A documentary highlighting the life and career of Norman Yoshio Mineta premieres on May 20 on PBS (check local listings). Co-producer and director Dianne Fukami and co-producer Debra Nakatomi made the documentary, “An American Story: Norman Mineta and His Legacy,” because he is “an icon among the Asian American community, especially among the Japanese Americans.” […]
Paper or plastic? Neither. China doesn’t want our trash. It banned importing of “yang laji,” foreign trash, in January 2018. For years, China was an easy and willing recipient for things the West didn’t want.
When this human bundle of energy walks into a room in the International District, everyone takes notice.
My journey to Promontory Summit in Utah to attend the Golden Spike’s 150th Anniversary began with a flight from Sea-Tac airport to Salt Lake City.
KING 5’s beloved anchor of 36 years, Lori Matsukawa, is retiring. She will sign off on June 14 and KING 5 will air a one-hour special on that day, sharing memories, photos, videos, and stories about Matsukawa.
By Mahlon Meyer Northwest Asian Weekly As he walked up the stairs to his small office, his whole body bent forward as if in pain. “I’ve been crying about this goddamned closure,” said Tomio Moriguchi, who founded Keiro Northwest, a nursing home for the Japanese community in Seattle, over 40 years ago, along with a […]
Gov. Jay Inslee signed SB 5865 into law on May 7 — establishing October as Filipino American History Month in the state of Washington. Sen. Bob Hasegawa was the primary sponsor of the bill. Historians have concluded that Oct. 18, 1587 was the earliest documented proof of Filipino presence in the continental United States, according […]
A sophomore at Bellevue High School recently won the Illustrators of the Future contest, an international competition. 16-year-old Alice Wang was recognized at the 35th Annual L. Ron Hubbard Achievement Awards in Hollywood on April 5. Twelve winning writers and 12 illustrators from around the globe joined Wang in Hollywood for a week of professional […]
The Seattle Girls’ School (SGS) awarded its 2019 Grace Hopper Award to Mona Locke and Hon. Nicole Gaines Phelps on May 6. The Annual SGS Grace Hopper Awards honors women who provide SGS students with positive role models. According to SGS, Locke and Gaines Phelps demonstrate the power of female voices in leadership and inspire […]