By Samantha Pak Northwest Asian Weekly Auntie Yang’s Great Soybean Picnic Story by Ginnie Lo, Illustrations by Beth Lo Lee & Low Books, 2012 While growing up in a small town in Indiana, Jinyi and Pei’s family would often make the three-hour drive to visit their mother’s sister, Auntie Yang, and her family just outside […]
By Mari Yamaguchi Associated Press TOKYO (AP) – A novice Japanese lawmaker who wanted to draw attention to the Fukushima nuclear crisis has caused an uproar by doing something taboo: handing a letter to the emperor.
By The Anh Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly What does the word “college” mean to a former refugee?
Dear Editor, My grandmother used to always say, “Remember the good; forget the bad.” I thought of this in tears on the train coming home to Pittsburgh after 12 years living in Chinatown. Chinatown was more than a neighborhood; it was a dream come true. I will never forget the wonderful people, the newspapers, the […]
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 Kelvin Chan The Associated Press HONG KONG (AP) — Beijing’s top official in Hong Kong has rejected letting the public nominate candidates to run for leader, in the strongest sign yet from China that it won’t allow the former British colony to freely choose its next leader. Zhang Xiaoming said in an open letter […]
By Samantha Pak Northwest Asian Weekly The Favorite Daughter By Allen Say Author A. Levine Books, 2013 With a name like Yuriko and a home in San Francisco, it’s safe to say you’re not going to meet many people who share your name. And for Yuriko, that has always been just fine.
By Charles Lam Northwest Asian Weekly A federal judge vacated a $2 million jury decision for former Medina Police Chief Jeffrey Chen on Aug. 23, citing misconduct by his attorney in influencing the jury. Chen sued the city of Medina over his dismissal in April 2011, charging that it had been racially motivated. The city […]
By David Pitt and Charles Babington The Associated Press AMES, Iowa (AP) — Kicking off an August of likely intense debate over immigration, the Senate’s second-ranking Democrat traveled to Iowa August 2 to rebuke House Republicans who oppose major changes embraced by the Senate.
By Staff The Associated Press ST. LOUIS, Mo. (AP) — A coalition of farm and food safety groups wants federal regulators to quash the proposed sale of Smithfield Foods to a Chinese conglomerate in what would be the largest such takeover of a U.S. business.