By Gene Johnson Associated Press SEATTLE (AP) – The Seattle-area family of an American citizen detained in North Korea for more than a year is cheering Pyongyang’s decision to release 85-year-old tourist Merrill Newman and wondering when their loved one will come home.
By Zachariah Bryan Northwest Asian Weekly Just five years after World War II and five years before the Vietnam War, the “Forgotten War” happened.
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.
By Hyung-Jin Kim The Associated Press NAMYANGJU, South Korea (AP) — Chang Choon didn’t get much sleep as he prepared to travel to North Korea this week to see his brother and sister for the first time in more than six decades. But the anticipation of what he called the wish of a lifetime was […]
By Jean H. Lee The Associated Press PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korea’s top governing body on June 16 proposed high-level nuclear and security talks with the United States in an appeal sent just days after calling off talks with rival South Korea.
By Foster Klug The Associated Press IMJINGAK, South Korea (AP) — Busloads of tourists still show up to gawk at the world’s most heavily fortified border, even as governments on both sides threaten to reduce each other to rubble.
By Assunta Ng It’s always wonderful to see Obama’s Asian appointees in Seattle. Last Sunday, Rhea Suh accompanied Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar to the signing ceremony for the Wing Luke Museum’s becoming an Associated Affiliate of the National Parks System.
By Staff KOREAM JOURNAL New America Media In the early 1970s, before Bruce Lee popularized the martial arts genre and before English overdubs became so easy to mock, the first kung fu film to hit it big in the West was “Five Fingers of Death,” by Korean director Chung Chang-wha. The cult classic is on […]
By Jeffrey Osborn Northwest Asian Weekly On Nov. 4, the residents of Pacific, a small town just outside of Auburn, voted in a new mayor, Cy Sun, an Asian American. While it’s not unusual to vote a new mayor into office, the circumstances surrounding his election are rare. Not only that, months into his term, […]
It’s an underdog story. It’s an American story. It’s a story that illustrates to us that if we work hard, dreams can come true. Unfortunately, the story has an unfortunate footnote. Cy Sun, 81, is an Asian American veteran with a Purple Heart and a Croix de Guerre. He served during the Korean War before […]