Dozens gathered for a Ghibli-themed meetup at Seattle’s Kinokuniya bookstore on April 8. Fans of all ages, some in costume, showed their dedication to the legendary studio best known for its anime feature films. There was a trivia contest, raffle drawing, and special coupons to use at Ghibli’s Sakura Con booth were handed out.
A fourth Mitsubishi Aircraft Corp. MRJ90 flight test aircraft arrived on April 1 in Moses Lake, Wash. The plane joins three other prototypes of the Mitsubishi Regional Jet, Japan’s first homegrown commercial jetliner, that had arrived previously. All four prototypes will undergo testing in Washington state. Mitsubishi Aircraft has postponed the planned delivery date of […]
By KELVIN CHAN AP Business Writer HONG KONG (AP) — A stunning 59.6 carat diamond known as the “Pink Star” sold for $71.2 million at a Sotheby’s auction on April 4 in Hong Kong, setting a new world record for any diamond or jewel, according to the auction house. The oval mixed-cut diamond smashed the […]
By VIVIAN SALAMA and MATTHEW PENNINGTON Associated Press PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — What was billed as a showdown between the leaders of the United States and China over trade and North Korea ended with little sign of confrontation on April 7 — or of concrete progress in resolving their differences. President Donald Trump had […]
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Portland Japanese Garden’s largest improvement in a half century has been completed on time, despite bad weather, neighbor complaints and a $33.5 million price tag. The public can now see the results of years of fundraising and 20 months of construction to execute a concept by Japanese architect Kengo Kuma. […]
By Staff NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY Airbnb said a host that cancelled an Asian woman’s booking, telling her, “It’s why we have Trump,” has been banned permanently. “Airbnb does not condone discrimination in any way,” said spokesperson Nick Papas. “We have worked to provide the guest with our full support. In line with our non-discrimination policy, […]
By Staff NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY The head baseball coach at San Francisco’s Galileo High School has been put on administrative leave after he allegedly shouted at an Asian American player, while mocking him with a fake Chinese accent. “Mr. (Don) Papa is not coaching the Galileo baseball team,” Gentle Blythe, spokeswoman for the San Francisco […]
Seattle native and chef Shota Nakajima is among a group of chefs from across the nation participating in the new Food Network show “Iron Chef Gauntlet,” where chef contestants compete for a shot at becoming an Iron Chef.
Proceeds from this ad, will be donated to Kin On Health Care and Wing Luke Asian Museum
By Staff NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY Dr. David Dao is recovering at a Chicago hospital after he was forcibly removed from a United Airlines flight headed to Louisville, Ky. on April 9. The incident was caught on videos taken by other passengers — provoking an outcry on social media. In a statement, United said, “Flight 3411 […]