World-renowned speakers and performers will be inspiring 15,000 youth and educators at WE Day Seattle on April 20 at KeyArena at the Seattle Center. George Takei, actor, director, author, and activist, and Lilly Singh – an Indo-Canadian comedian, better known by her YouTube username Superwoman, are part of the lineup. WE Day is a celebration […]
By Jenn Fang Northwest Asian Weekly This year marks the 70th year of the closing of the World War II incarceration camps that imprisoned thousands of Japanese American civilians under inhumane conditions and threat of violence. Yet, this shameful and racist episode of American history still receives scant attention in our history classrooms. The vast […]
By James Tabafunda Northwest Asian Weekly Tomodachi is a Japanese word meaning friend. “Star Trek” actor and gay rights advocate George Takei is the newest friend of the Japanese Cultural & Community Center of Washington (JCCCW). The organization named him as its 2015 Tomodachi Award winner at the Seventh Annual Tomodachi Luncheon on March 27. […]
By Lynn Elber AP Television Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — In 1975, Leonard Nimoy published an autobiography with the defiant title, “I Am Not Spock” — an attempt to show the world he had many more facets than the pointy-eared character that had come to define him. Yet two decades later, after proving that with […]
By Mark Kennedy AP Drama Writer NEW YORK (AP) — George Takei is next boldly going somewhere special — to Broadway. The “Star Trek” star’s personal and heartfelt show about Japanese-Americans imprisoned during World War II has found a spot on the Great White Way this fall with him in a starring role. “It is […]
By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly “You do not become an actor, you are born an actor,” informed the 77-year-old George Takei in his
It was a brief visit: a conversation with his husband Brad for AARP, greeting fans at Pike Place Market, and fielding media.
By Stacy Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly George Takei beamed and waved as he served as the celebrity grand marshal at last Sunday’s 40th annual gay pride parade in Seattle. (Seattle Mayor Ed Murray was the parade’s community grand marshal.) <!–more–>Takei is perhaps most widely known for playing Hikaru Sulu on the original “Star Trek” TV […]
By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly This is the final weekend of the Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF). Here are three preview picks for Asian films showing as the festival winds down.
Seattle Out & Proud, organizers of Seattle Pride, have announced that George Takei will lead this year’s Seattle Pride Parade as Celebrity Grand Marshal.