By James Tabafunda Northwest Asian Weekly Between competing ports, the Panama Canal, a minimum wage lawsuit, and a looming sports arena, Tay Yoshitani has a lot to deal with in his final months as CEO of the Port of Seattle.
By Signe Predmore Northwest Asian Weekly It wasn’t until disaster struck that Japanese American author Ruth Ozeki’s latest, critically acclaimed novel, “A Tale for the Time Being,” truly came to life. She had struggled with an earlier version of the story since 2006, eventually completing what she thought was the final version in 2011. “It […]
The Associated Press PENDLETON, Ore. (AP) – A British Columbia lawyer representing 12 victims from the 2012 charter bus crash on Interstate 84 near Pendleton filed a lawsuit Monday at the Umatilla County Courthouse seeking $700 million. The East Oregonian reports the group is seeking a jury trial on accusations that operators of Mi Joo […]
By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly As reported elsewhere in the Northwest Asian Weekly, the breakout Chinese romantic comedy “Finding Mr. Right” earned a Golden Key Award from the City of Seattle. It’s also taken in more than $81 million in its native country, making it one of the biggest Chinese/Hong Kong cinematic moneymakers in […]
By Samantha Pak Northwest Asian Weekly The Celestials By Karen Shepard Tin House Books, 2013 In June 1870, Calvin Sampson hired 75 Chinese laborers in North Adams, Mass. to work at his factory. What the men didn’t know was that they were strikebreakers, or part of what Sampson called his “Chinese experiment.” The influx of […]
By Alicia Chang AP Science Writer LOS ANGELES, Calif. (AP) — Volunteers who patrol California beaches for plastic, cigarette butts, and other litter will be on the lookout this winter for flotsam from last year’s monstrous tsunami off Japan’s coast.
By Assunta Ng The Seattle Chinese community is not famous for its Chinese restaurants. I hate to admit it, but our neighbor to the north, British Columbia’s Chinese cuisine well surpasses ours.
By Eric De Place In honor of Chinese New Year, I thought it would be fun to crunch some Census numbers to get a sense of where people of Chinese heritage live in the Northwest. In the tables below, I’ve rank-ordered places in the Northwest according to their share of people who self-identify as Chinese.
By Leanne Italie The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — With its fireworks, family reunions, and feasts, Lunar New Year is the longest and most important celebration for millions around the world.
What really matters? Ask yourself this before you make your New Year’s resolutions. Write down what you find valuable. Writing helps you understand yourself and empowers you to achieve what you want.