By Eric Card Northwest Asian Weekly “Ghost in the Shell,” a popular Japanese manga series following a cyborg policewoman, is getting a live-action adaptation set to release in 2017. However, the film is already receiving a heavy dose of backlash over the casting of Scarlett Johansson as its lead character, Major Motoko Kusanagi. This is […]
In the process of opening Dong Thap Noodles, restaurant owner Nick Bui learned about the restrictions applied to storing rice noodles at room temperature. Washington Board of Health regulations prevents rice noodles like those Nick Bui makes fresh from scratch to be stored at room temperature (temperatures ranging between 41 and 135 degrees Fahrenheit) for over four hours, but Bui and other restaurants and rice noodle manufacturers argue that the limited four-hour window is prohibitive and wasteful.
By Christian Hill The Register-Guard EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Faye Stewart, the East Lane County, Oregon commissioner who is running for the U.S. Senate, has apologized for remarks condemned by some Vietnamese Americans as insensitive and dehumanizing. Stewart made the remarks at a March 10 forum at George Fox University in Newberg for the candidates […]
Inspired by her mother’s passion for international travel and global citizenship, Amy Pak started Families of Color Seattle (FOCS), an organization dedicated to building a strong community by supporting families of color through parenting programs, resource sharing, and fostering meaningful connections.
By James Tabafunda Northwest Asian Weekly Dan Shih advocates for justice; he works on such issues as patent infringement, class actions, and contract and warranty disputes. But now, the Seattle attorney is taking a leave of absence from Susman Godfrey to battle five other opponents – at this time – for a seat in the […]
This week, students are banding together, calling themselves Asian Pacific Americans for Action (APAA) at Cornell University, and demanding that Asian American Studies, Latino/a Studies, and American Indian studies are offered as majors by the end of 2016. The campaign, thus far, involves a student assembly meeting scheduled March 10, a petition of support, and […]
By Mari Yamaguchi Associated Press TOKYO (AP) — Three former Japanese utility executives were formally charged Monday, Feb. 29 with negligence in the Fukushima nuclear disaster, becoming the first officials from the company to face a criminal trial. Five court-appointed lawyers indicted Tsunehisa Katsumata, chairman of Tokyo Electric power Co. at the time of the […]
By Samantha Pak Northwest Asian Weekly “Why Not Me?” By Mindy Kaling Crown Archetype, 2015 If Mindy Kaling’s first book was about how she got her start in comedy, her latest book, “Why Not Me?” is about what she’s been up to since. In this collection of essays chronicling her adventures in show business and […]
By Ador Pereda Yano Northwest Asian Weekly Around fifty parents, youths, educators, and community members attended a Saturday afternoon event at El Centro de la Raza in Seattle Jan. 30 to discuss unfair school discipline practices, especially the unequal distribution of suspensions and expulsions among students of color in Washington state’s school system. To encourage […]
By Bob Salsberg Associated Press BOSTON (AP) — Before entering the office of Boston’s city council President Michelle Wu, visitors pass a wall lined by photographs of the council’s past leaders, faces that are mostly male, mostly white and nearly all middle-aged or older. Recently elected president by colleagues on the 13-member board, Wu is […]