By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba will not make its U.S. headquarters in Seattle according to a recent report. Despite the company shopping for space in Bellevue, a company spokesperson indicated that it would not be moving its U.S. headquarters which is currently located in San Mateo, California. The company’s founder, […]
At this year’s 44th Annual Folk Life Festival at The Seattle Center, about 5,000 performers gathered together to participate in cultural events and activities. Each year, artists, musicians, dancers, and storytellers share their talents without compensation with communities from all over the Pacific Northwest. The 2015 Folk Life Focus was “Beats, Rhymes, and Rhythms: Traditional […]
Chef Shota Nakajima has acquired the former Bistrot Le Zinc restaurant space at 1449 E Pine Street in Seattle and in June will open Naka, offering a contemporary menu inspired by Japanese kaiseki. Growing up in a Japanese family on the Eastside of Seattle, Shota’s point of view is influenced by his mother’s homemade […]
A reception was held to honor Marci Nakano as Executive Development Institute’s (EDI) new Executive Director, April 21. Over 100 were in attendance at the Four Seas restaurant. EDI is the only Pacific Northwest non-profit organization that focuses on leadership training for multiethnic professionals. Nakano transitioned to Executive Director on March 1, 2015. EDI’s current […]
Compiled by Peggy Chapman Northwest Asian Weekly The Northwest Asian Weekly Foundation is proud to honor women who have made significant impact and contributions to our community. Here is a selection of our “Rising Stars” who will be honored Friday, May 15, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the China Harbor Restaurant in Seattle. Zenzile Brooks, PhD, […]
Over 20,000 individuals from around the world swarmed the 18th annual Sakuracon in spectacular costumes on April 3 to 5 at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle. Many cosplayers slaved away for hours sewing and assembling to make sure their costumes were perfect. This convention consisted of Anime theaters, gaming, cosplay, cultural panels, dances, concerts, […]
Dr. Christopher Kodama has been appointed the President of MultiCare Care Connected Care, MultiCare Health System’s new Accountable Care Organization. In this role, Dr. Kodama is responsible for further improving access, quality and affordability of health care for the communities of the Pacific Northwest. Prior to his current role, he served as the Medical Vice […]
By Irene Lu Northwest Asian Weekly Chinese Americans built railroads, they fought for civil rights, and they brought the Chinese heritage over the Pacific Ocean.
At the “Kitchen at Delicatus” in Pioneer Square on Dec. 11, a packed dining room full of guests, renowned judges, and media got a very unique eating experience sponsored by The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries of Japan.
By Izumi Hansen Northwest Asian Weekly Stationed between the aisles of ceramics and produce at Uwajimaya and the shelves of comic books