Dr. Christopher Kodama has been appointed the President of MultiCare Care Connected Care, MultiCare Health System’s new Accountable Care Organization. In this role, Dr. Kodama is responsible for further improving access, quality and affordability of health care for the communities of the Pacific Northwest. Prior to his current role, he served as the Medical Vice […]
Intellectual Ventures has hired Mona Locke, a former journalist best known as Washington State’s former first lady, as its new senior vice president of corporate communications and marketing.<!–more–> The hire was announced by the controversial patent holding and technology firm, based in Bellevue, Wash., and led by former Microsoft chief technology officer Nathan Myhrvold. Locke’s appointment promises to improve the […]
By Thanyarat Doksone Associated Press BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand’s former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra defended her role in a money-losing rice subsidy scheme Friday at the start of an impeachment hearing that analysts say is aimed at ensuring the ousted leader stays out of politics for the foreseeable future.<!–more–> The charges against Yingluck have been […]
By Jonathan Lemire and Mike Balsamo Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Thousands of police officers from across the United States packed a church and spilled onto streets outside Saturday to honor a slain New York officer as a devoted family man, aspiring chaplain, and hero, though an air of unrest surrounding his ambush shooting […]
By Ken Moritsugu Associated Press TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s ruling coalition was headed for a resounding victory in lower house elections Sunday, firming up Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s hold on power as he prepares to push forward on several politically difficult fronts.
By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly The Japanese artist known only as “Mr.” grew up in the 1970s and 1980s, absorbing the pop culture
By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly “Project Fukushima!” is a documentary examining the Japanese city and prefecture in the wake of the earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear meltdowns that hit the region in 2011. The film, directed by Hikaru Fujii, focuses intently on a music and arts festival in the region, roughly five months after the […]
By Tom Krisher AP Auto Writer DETROIT (AP) — Honda is admitting that it failed to report more than 1,700 injury and death claims about its vehicles to U.S. safety regulators, a violation of federal law.
By Sean Yokomizo For Northwest Asian Weekly On behalf of Asian Pacific Partners for Empowerment, Advocacy, and Leadership (APPEAL), I would like to respond to the commentary, “E-cigarettes and the API Community,” authored by Reid Mukai and posted on Nov. 21, 2014.
By Eileen Ng Associated Press KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) —Badminton’s top-ranked player Lee Chong Wei has failed a doping test, a senior Malaysian sports official said Saturday.