By Janice Nesamani NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY Amazon opened its first cashierless store in Seattle in January 2018, and by the end of 2021, the company announced plans for 3,000 stores across the United States, sending the retail world scrambling. For many, AmazonGo and its technology that watches and checks us out as we shop, is […]
By Sam Le Northwest Asian Weekly Despite the overwhelming economic growth Seattle has experienced after the recession of 2008, the divergence of Seattle’s richest and poorest neighborhoods have grown drastically. The difference in economic growth, capital investments, and community development have left Southeast Seattle lagging behind, especially within the realm of education and opportunities for […]
InterIm hosted a celebration of the second edition of the late Bob Santos’ ‘Hum Bows, Not Hot Dogs’ book on Sept. 25. The event, held at the Wing Luke Museum, included a reading of an added foreword from Sharon Tomiko Santos. ‘Hum Bows, Not Hot Dogs’ is an autobiography of Santos’ experience growing up in […]
The Port of Seattle announced on Sept. 26 that Japan Airlines (JAL) will bring nonstop service beginning March 31, 2019 between Tokyo-Narita (NRT) and Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. JAL previously served Sea-Tac with nonstop routes to Tokyo from 1983 to 1992. “Along with our joint business partner, American Airlines, we look forward to welcoming more visitors […]
The work of Korean-born, Seattle artist Eunice Kim was displayed from Sept. 7–29 at Davidson Galleries. Internationally known for her signature dot-based imagery, Kim showcased an all-new body of work sourcing reclaimed wood as the material and inspiration. When the artist and her husband tore down a dilapidated barn on their rural studio grounds, she […]
The Chinese Information and Service Center hosted a karaoke night at China Harbor on Sept. 23. Two-hundred people attended the event, which raised $20,000.
A coalition of Asian and Pacific Islander (API) community organizations will host the 6th annual API Candidates and Issues Forum on Oct. 11. Established in 2012, the forum’s goal is to “provide an educational, nonpartisan forum for API civic engagement where electoral candidates and initiatives are treated fairly and provided with equal time to respond […]
By Sam Le Northwest Asian Weekly The Japan-America Society of the State of Washington partnered with the John Manjiro-Whitfield Commemorative Center for International Exchange and the Consulate-General of Japan in Seattle to continue the efforts to bridge relations between Japanese and American citizens. From Sept. 18–24, the 28th Japan-America Grassroots Summit hosted over 150 participants […]
Hisashi Iwakuma threw the ceremonial first pitch to Ichiro Suzuki at Safeco Field on Sept. 26, before a matchup between the Mariners and Athletics. Iwakuma is leaving the M’s to continue his career in Japan.
SEATTLE (AP) — The owner of a Washington seafood company was sentenced to two years in prison for overharvesting sea cucumbers and must pay $1.5 million in restitution — the second large bust of illegal sea cucumber trade in the U.S. West in just over a year. Hoon Namkoong, 62, was also sentenced on Sept. […]