The Asian Resource Center (ARC) closed its doors on Dec. 31, 2014 after more than 20 years in operation. The Center was operated by the Robert Chinn Foundation and provided a venue for Asian arts, culture, education and community exhibits, events, and activities. It was located in the Seattle Chinatown / International District, and was […]
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By Laura Ohata Northwest Asian Weekly “Fear is a big part of flying trapeze,” says Jordan Tribble. “To stand up on the platform, with no safety lines, and tell yourself to jump off. Just swinging on the bar is a big deal.” For all of his talk of fear, at age 21, Christopher Jordan Yasukuni […]
The Hong Kong Association of Washington Foundation Gala held its 2014 Chinese Lunar New Year Celebration at the Sheraton Seattle Hotel on Feb. 22. More than 600 people attended and enjoyed a Luly Yang fashion show, Master David Leong’s Lion Dance performance, and live auctions. The 2014 Outstanding Philanthropist Award was given to Herbert M. […]
The Asia Pacific Cultural Center in Tacoma presented “An Exciting Tahitian Experience” with its 16th annual Asia Pacific New Year celebration at the Tacoma Dome on Feb. 15. Thousands attended, including dignitaries from Tahiti, along with Tacoma Mayor Marilyn Strickland, Pierce County Executive Pat McCarthy, Lieutenant Governor Brad Owen, Congressman Derek Kilmer, Consul General of […]
As the Year of the Horse comes galloping in, people around the world will be celebrating with family and friends, food, fun, festivities, and fireworks. Right here in the International District, the celebrations will fill the streets with colorful parades, dances, costumes, martial arts demonstrations, games, contests, and artistry.
By Scott Smith SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – After turning himself in to the police, a Chinese national told federal authorities that he started a blaze at the Chinese Consulate in San Francisco because he was hearing voices. Yan Feng, 39, of Daly City, said he unsuccessfully tried to use his passport to ignite gasoline he […]
As we ring in the New Year, we usher out the old with a look back at the top 10 news stories of 2013. From parking to parks, achievers, criminals, and matters of race, here are the people and issues that delivered substantial impacts to the Asian American and Pacific Island communities locally, regionally, and sometimes nationally and internationally.
By Aaron Favila The Associated Press ATIMONAN, Philippines (AP) — Philippine army special forces and police killed 13 suspected criminals in a fierce gunbattle Sunday, Dec. 6 in a northeastern province in the latest violence to erupt in the country in recent days.
By Malcolm Foster The Associated Press TOKYO, Japan (AP) — A bluefin tuna sold for a record $1.76 million at a Tokyo auction Saturday, Jan. 5, nearly three times the previous high set last year — even as environmentalists warn that stocks of the majestic, speedy fish are being depleted worldwide amid strong demand for […]