The 2018 Winter Olympics are less than a year away and while there’s time to get ready for Pyeongchang, South Korea, Team USA is already preparing. We take a look at four Asian Americans who are ramping up.
By Samantha Pak Northwest Asian Weekly Keiko’s Journey By Kay Hirai Chin Music Press, 2015 Kay Hirai was still a young child when World War II broke out in Japan. Her mother, an American citizen, had traveled back to Japan to care for her aging uncle, but they became trapped and struggled under the harsh […]
William Satake Blauvelt, musician, composer, and professor at Seattle University, admits, not quite believing himself, that the Aono Jikken Ensemble (AJE), over which he presides, started 20 years ago.
By Frederick Su NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY State Attorney General Bob Ferguson, Governor Jay Inslee, and former Attorney General Rob McKenna wish to ban capital punishment in Washington. I say, “No!” Will evil take a vacation if we ban the death penalty? Not likely. An evildoer may pop up and shoot and kill little grade schoolers […]
By Stacy Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly “People think this is just Little Saigon, and it’s just a block,” said Elaine Ishihara on Feb. 28 at a community meeting comprising International District and Little Saigon community members, City of Seattle employees, and others involved in the incoming Navigation Center. “But it’s much more than that,” […]
By Assunta Ng NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY Swedish Health Services’ CEO Tony Armada, 57, resigned recently after The Seattle Times published an investigative report on the hospital’s negligence towards its neurology patients. Armada’s tenure at Swedish might have been short (three and a half years), but his work for people of color has made more […]
By Brynn Tweeddale NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY Akio Takamori, a renowned local ceramics artist, completed his final body of work just a day before dying from pancreatic cancer. His last work, entitled “Apology/Remorse,” weaves complex concepts together, such as the differences between Eastern and Western culture, the conflict of gender in politics, and the way […]
By Jonathan J. Cooper Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A California lawmaker was removed from the state Senate floor on Feb. 23 after refusing to stop delivering a speech criticizing late state Sen. Tom Hayden for his leadership role in the anti-Vietnam War movement of the 1960s. Republican Sen. Janet Nguyen lived in South […]
Asians were definitely not well-represented at the Oscars, with Dev Patel being the sole Asian nominee in an acting category (Best Actor in a Supporting Role). Patel was not only the sole Asian actor nominated this year, but also the sole non-Black acting nominee of color. Patel ended up getting beat out by Mahershala Ali […]
The Metropolitan King County Council held a ceremony on Feb. 21 to recognize it has been 75 years since President Franklin D. Roosevelt issued Executive Order 9066. 9,600 Japanese-American residents of King County were among the incarcerated. “As one of the 120,000 persons of Japanese ancestry who were uprooted and removed from the West […]