By Samantha Pak Northwest Asian Weekly Kapoho, Memoir of a Modern Pompeii By Frances H. Kakugawa Watermark Publishing, 2011 Frances Kakugawa was only 5 years old when the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor in 1941. Despite still being quite young, she quickly learned what that meant for her and her Japanese American family living in the […]
By Signe Predmore Northwest Asian Weekly It wasn’t until disaster struck that Japanese American author Ruth Ozeki’s latest, critically acclaimed novel, “A Tale for the Time Being,” truly came to life. She had struggled with an earlier version of the story since 2006, eventually completing what she thought was the final version in 2011. “It […]
Mukilteo Mayor Joe Marine and a representative of Metropolitan Creditors Trust have signed an agreement for the City of Mukilteo to purchase 98 acres within Japanese Gulch for $5.4 million dollars. Located at the northeastern corner of the Mukilteo city limits, Japanese Gulch has a rich cultural history. For generations of Native Americans, the mouth of […]
By James Tabafunda Northwest Asian Weekly The freezing outdoor temperature did not dampen the warm atmosphere of handshaking and extended congratulations inside the House of Hong Restaurant.
From crayons to council By Sue Misao Northwest Asian Weekly Bryan Yambe’s earliest foray into politics began when he was only 7 years old, sitting quietly in the corner of a
By Zachariah Bryan Northwest Asian Weekly Now that Seattle has overwhelmingly passed Charter Amendment No. 19, to elect city council members by district rather than at large, what will happen to race representation? At the moment, city hall has little to offer. City Councilmember Bruce Harrell, who is half Japanese American and half African American, […]
It’s been called the coldest war, the forgotten war. Their service sandwiched between — and overshadowed by — World War II and the war in Vietnam, veterans of the three-year-long Korean War have largely gone unrecognized in American society.
This October, the Northwest Asian Weekly presents the Visionary Awards Gala, an event honoring visionaries in the APA community. By Gabrielle Nomura Northwest Asian Weekly Before he’d taken his SATs, driven a car, or even knew which high school he was attending, Kelly Aramaki had a profound experience that would influence his future career. It […]
President Barack Obama named the late Sen. Daniel Inouye one of sixteen recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom on Aug. 8. The Presidential Medal of Freedom is the Nation’s highest civilian honor, presented to individuals who have made especially meritorious contributions to the security or national interests of the United States, to world peace, […]
By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly I met Tomo Nakayama shortly after 9/11 at Seattle’s Varsity Theatre where I was reviewing a movie and he was letting the critics