By Nina Huang Northwest Asian Weekly Each year, there are certain people who have been recognized for the extraordinary things they have done for Asians and Asian Americans. This list showcases this year’s individuals.
By Vivian Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly This year’s list of the top five winners in pop culture sees an emergence not only of new faces that lit up the entertainment industry this past year, but also of a few older faces that returned after being out of the spotlight for some time.
By Stacy Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly Throughout the year, we encounter some news stories that make us go, HUH? <!–more–> These are stories that are strange, weird, unique — or just really funny. 10. Barbie too sexy for China? In March, the Barbie store in Shanghai shut down after only two years in business. Critics […]
Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner will soon be a regular sight at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. The Port of Seattle welcomes today’s announcement that All Nippon Airways (ANA) of Japan chose Seattle to be one of the initial international destinations for their Boeing 787 Dreamliner. In a Tokyo press conference today, ANA Group President and CEO Shinichiro Ito […]
Last Thursday, at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Commerce Secretary and former CEO John Bryson laid out his priorities for the Department of Commerce, including supporting advanced manufacturing, increasing exports, and attracting more investment to America from all over the world. In conjunction with those priorities, the Department of Commerce is announcing that Secretary Bryson […]
By Vivian Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly Sometimes, when one person’s dream begins, the dream unfortunately ends for someone else. Such is the case for two Asian celebrities featured in this month’s column.
Sex is no less important in Asia than elsewhere. It’s theme in art provides a unique bridge to cultural understanding through biological, political, religious, and social links. Through Jan. 14, 2012, Ming’s Asian Gallery will be featuring erotic antique woodblock prints, illustrated pillow books, ivory doctor’s dolls, silk paintings, snuff bottles, figures in porcelain and […]
The Seattle School District is seeking district staff and unpaid volunteers to serve on the newly formed Positive Climate and Discipline Advisory Committee (PC-DAC), for terms of up to two years. The committee’s primary purpose is to advise Seattle School District on a school climate and discipline management system that enhances learning, equity, self-discipline, school […]
National JACL offers scholarship program for 2012 The National Japanese American Citizen’s League (JACL) has kicked off its scholarship program for the 2012 academic year. The JACL offers over 30 awards, with an annual total of more than $70,000 in scholarships. Awards are available in the following categories: freshman, undergraduate, graduate, law, creative & performing arts, and financial […]
Seattle City Council will create a new department in 2012 to address immigrant and refugee issues. The new Seattle Office for Immigrant and Refugee Affairs will coordinate City departments’ efforts to improve access to programs and services for immigrant and refugee communities, including addressing language and cultural barriers. The Office also will work closely with […]