Happy very early Thanksgiving! We’re already thankful, and here’s why—a summary of some good news for you: Everyone is celebrating Kenneth Bae’s return. Bae was finally released from North Korean imprisonment after two years. There’s not much we can say that hasn’t been said in other media, but it doesn’t hurt to repeat the good […]
It was a brief visit: a conversation with his husband Brad for AARP, greeting fans at Pike Place Market, and fielding media.
By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly Yasuhiro Yoshiura’s “Patema Inverted,” an anime feature originally formatted as an original net animation in four sections, gives us a plaintive young heroine. It also includes a steadfast young hero, a charismatic villain to boo and hiss, and a lot of head-spinning visuals. Beneath all that pizazz, sterner stuff […]
There are many ways to strangle communication. We can misinterpret, not pay enough attention, pay too much attention (to ourselves!), and of course assume. It is much too easy to do. A recent case in point is last
By Jocelyn Gecker Associated Press BANGKOK (AP) – First, Thailand’s junta seized power, then they commandeered every TV channel for round-the-clock broadcasts of dour announcements and patriotic hymns. The public’s verdict: DJ, please change the soundtrack. And after about 24 hours, they did.
Dear Editor, Eric Liu’s recent commentary in your paper (originally appearing on CNN) titled “China’s Awkward Banana Slip,” referencing China’s view that Gary Locke is a “banana,” is written from a viewpoint of political correctness, but with somewhat sensationalistic undertones. My position is that we should take a more balanced view of this particular comment that was […]
By Gillian Wong Associated Press BEIJING (AP) – China’s Foreign Ministry on Monday accused Japan’s prime minister of hypocrisy and said he would not be welcome in China after he visited a shrine honoring Japan’s war dead.
By Jason J. Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly The color of one’s skin is one of the most telling differences between people. In the past, racial
By Vivian Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly Chinese food going viral One of the biggest YouTube viral hits this past month was the profoundly offensive and ridiculous music video for “Chinese Food,” a pop song crooned by (previously) unknown teenager Alison Gold.
By Staff The Associated Press HANOI, Vietnam (AP) – A Vietnamese court on Tuesday convicted a dissident of using Facebook to spread criticism of the government, but then suspended the 15-month prison sentence it imposed. The verdict in southern Vietnam meant Dinh Nhat Uy was released from detention. The charge sheet against Uy was the first to mention Facebook […]