By Samantha Bomkamp The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Delta Air Lines wants to expand service to Asia through its partnership with Alaska Airlines. Delta plans to add a flight between Seattle and Shanghai starting on June 17, 2013. Delta, which is based in Atlanta, is also proposing a flight between Seattle and Tokyo-Haneda, […]
By Tiffany Ran Northwest Asian Weekly A collection of sacred relics which drew a crowd of 2,000 visitors in Tacoma made another stop in Seattle from Aug. 3 to Aug. 5 as part of its world tour.
By Elizabeth Wang Northwest Asian Weekly In Dambisa Moyo’s New York Times best-selling book, “Winner Take All:
By Stacy Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly It was a thunderstorm they had never seen before. Eric Choi, David Chung, and Jay Hahn had landed in Entebbe International Airport in central Uganda. <!–more–> On top of visa and currency issues, they learned that five of their six bags were lost in what they called “the black […]
At last year’s community meeting for the Youth and Families Initiative, local organizations called for more culturally relevant job readiness training for refugees and immigrant youth. Last week, after a competitive application process, six out of 17 community agencies were selected to receive grants for a new program to train immigrant and refugee youth in […]
On April 14, a group of high school teens from the greater Seattle area packed their bags for the kick-off of YMCA’s new Global Teen Program. The new program takes place in Seattle’s sister city, Kaohsiung, Taiwan. Participants in the program will work with various social youth agencies. They will partake in cultural visits around […]
By Martin Crutsinger The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Jim Yong Kim, the Obama administration’s nominee to head the World Bank, is starting a global tour to promote his candidacy with stops in Africa, Asia, and Latin America, the Treasury Department announced on March 26. Treasury officials said that Kim, the president of Dartmouth College, began his […]
By James Tabafunda NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY The title of Sheryl WuDunn’s 2009 New York Times bestseller “Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide” comes from a Chinese proverb that says “Women hold up half the sky.” Last May, her appearance at the University of Oregon expanded on women’s importance in the world […]
By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Nam Phan grew up wanting to be a fighter. The 28-year-old Vietnamese American remembers watching and being mesmerized by Hong Kong movies as a youth.
By Sebastian Abbot The Associated Press LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — While many young tech wizards strive to invent the next iPad, Umar Saif is working to bring Internet-style networking to millions of Pakistanis who don’t have access to the web. He could shake up the country’s politics in the process. Saif’s efforts recently earned him […]