Seattle Central Community College is seeking nominations for its 2013 Distinguished Alumni Award. The award will be given to a graduate who exemplifies achievement in his or her particular endeavor in life, including academic, professional, and civic activities.
By Andrew Hamlin NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY Rating: “From Up On Poppy Hill” is the second anime feature from Goro Miyazaki, son of the famed anime master Hayao Miyazaki of Studio Ghilbi fame. The film proves a substantial improvement over his first feature, “Tales from Earthsea” (a film I actually liked), and a story impressive for […]
Construction of the First Hill Streetcar is well underway in Seattle’s Chinatown-International District and Little Saigon. The new streetcar will be operational by the spring of 2014 and will enable travel between Pioneer Square, the Chinatown-International District, Yesler Terrace, First Hill, and Capitol Hill. The new line will connect with First Hill medical centers, Seattle […]
By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly “All characters appearing in this work are actual persons,” warns the fine print at the end of Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s new film, “Mekong Hotel.” “Any resemblance to other real beings, living or dead, is not coincidental.” It’s an odd, wry turn on the traditional disclaimer at the end of dramatic […]
By Nina Huang Northwest Asian Weekly Dream. Evolution. Freedom. These were the attributes that Devon Yan-Berrong wanted to
By Andrew Hamlin NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY “In the Family,” Patrick Wang’s first feature film as writer and director, opens with a quiet scene of a family preparing for breakfast. The child in the family, Chip (played by child actor Sebastian Barnes), rushes from one place to another while chattering. He’s a charming little boy with […]
By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly When Alison Klayman headed to China for an “adventure,” as she puts it, she got what she was expecting, and more. While studying history at Brown University, Klayman did a lot of radio work for NPR. She then went on to work for Global Radio News while in Beijing, […]
By Donna Cassata The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. uniforms for the Olympics are made in China, causing members of Congress to fume.
The Nisei Veterans Committee and the Japanese American community will gather to honor fallen veterans at the 67th Annual NVC Memorial Day Program at Lake View Cemetery on Capitol Hill. Michael Reagan, a combat veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps during the Vietnam War, gave the keynote speech. Reagan is a portrait artist who has […]
By Samantha Test Northwest Asian Weekly At JK Pop!, a Japanese and Korean pop music dance party, the night was in full swing. The bar was