The Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) announced J.D. Hokoyama as a recipient of the 2015 JACL Presidential Award. Hokoyama served as a founding board member and President and CEO for Leadership Education for Asian Pacifics Inc. for over 30 years, a national, non-profit, non-partisan, community-based organization founded in 1982 in Los Angeles to achieve full […]
By Lara Underhill Northwest Asian Weekly After a 2010 trip to the Philippines to reconnect with her family roots, Kimrick Soltanzadeh knew she wanted to do more for the rural community where her family was from. “I hadn’t been to the Philippines for about 10 years before that trip and during that time I became very involved with the local community in Bainbridge and […]
The three musketeers Among 5,000 graduates who attended the University of Washington’s 138th commencement this year, my eyes were searching for three Chinese immigrant girls who were sitting together.
Ron Chow, co-founder and CEO of the Seattle Pacific Trading Company, received an appreciation from the U.S. Army on April 23 for his work to help pass Senate Bill 5114. Gov. Inslee signed the bill into law on April 22.
By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly “I stand before you a free man,” Jason Puracal said at a press conference held on Friday, Sept. 21 at the University of Washington School of Law.<!–more–> Puracal, an East-Indian American, was held in a Nicaraguan prison for two years on false drug charges. Thanks to the work of […]
The post for U.S. Ambassador to India has just opened up after the sudden resignation of former Ambassador Timothy Roemer, who was appointed by President Obama in 2009.
SITKA, Alaska (AP) — Sitkan Nancy Knapp describes the country of Laos as “a different world” from Alaska. However, she found some similarities in the delivery of healthcare to rural areas.