By Assunta Ng When you read that headline, you probably thought, “Is she crazy? What is she thinking?”
By Chris Brummitt The Associated Press HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Vietnam and the United States are close to an agreement allowing Americans to adopt Vietnamese children again, five years after a ban was imposed amid allegations of baby-selling and babies offered without parents’ consent, a visiting U.S. senator said. Vietnam was a popular destination for […]
By Jeffrey Osborn Northwest Asian Weekly In 2007, Jiji Jally spoke in front of thousands at a climate change rally in Seattle about her
On May 31, spiritual leader Mata Amritanandamayi Devi, also known as “Amma,” will begin her North American tour at Bellevue’s Hyatt Regency. Millions have received Amma’s “darshan,” a spiritual blessing that involves a long, motherly embrace. Amma’s fame as a spiritual leader started at a young age; she began meditating and composing devotional songs at the […]
This week saw the one-year anniversary of the 9.0 Tohoku earthquake that unleashed a tsunami and terrible devastation onto the Japan prefectures Fukushima, Iwate, and Miyagi. It was one of the top five most powerful earthquakes since modern record-keeping began in 1900. It is the most powerful, that we know of, to have ever hit […]
When travelers are stricken by serious injuries, earthquakes or threats to their safety from volatile political situations overseas, they often turn to companies like Global Rescue for help that can rescue them from harm. But when Global Rescue needed regulatory relief to continue operating affordably in Washington State, they turned to Rep. Cindy Ryu for […]
Japan’s death toll is projected to exceed 10,000, and a half-million people could be left homeless as a result of the devastating earthquakes and tsunami
Northwest Asian Weekly’s Diversity Makes a Difference scholarship program celebrates young people who are committed to reaching out across cultural lines.
In January 2006, Christine Umayam made a life-changing visit to the Philippines. The trip was her first and the children living in poverty shocked her.
The Haiti earthquake helped people around the world realize that they need to come together in order to help Haiti get through this tragedy. It made millions of families come together to donate things that can help Haiti recover.