Compiled by Peggy Chapman Northwest Asian Weekly Each year, the Northwest Asian Weekly Foundation offers scholarships for extraordinary students who contribute and play a part in promoting diversity in our community. Here is a sampling of a few of our many exceptional nominations: Ace Wilson, NOVA High School “Ace’s compassion and commitment to building community […]
Lisa Lani Matsukawa was born in Wahiawa, Hawaii. She was the daughter of Joe and Florence Matsukawa of Aiea, Hawaii. She graduated from Aiea High School. She attended the University of Hawaii and graduated from the University of Washington. Lisa fought a courageous battle with breast cancer and passed away on Feb. 20, 2014, at […]
By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly “It was really cool.”
Two young Mercer Island residents placed at the 2013 Junior U.S. Open of Judo, which took place July 26 – 29 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
By Gabrielle Nomura Northwest Asian Weekly It was Maya Soetoro-Ng’s mother who made her realize how lucky she was to be of mixed race. Being both Indonesian and white, Soetoro-Ng belonged to more than one world.
The Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) Puyallup Valley Chapter announced two scholarship winners: Kaila Yoshitomi and Eric “Kirby” Ingram.
For years, a community watched a young girl grow up on stage. Seventeen-year-old classical Chinese dancer Leah Li often leaves her audiences in awe with her graceful movements and captivating smile. Now, she has decided to try her hand at producing.