Compiled by Andrew Kim NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY The Women of Color Empowered is proud to honor women in the Pacific Northwest who have made significant contributions to our communities. We are honored to present the nominees for “Women and Money” at the China Harbor Restaurant, Seattle, Sept.18: Fawn Sharp Fawn Sharp is the President of […]
Mohan Gurung was born in Nepal, and migrated to the United States in 1993. He previously worked at Bir Hospital (the oldest hospital in Nepal) for over 13 years in their Emergency/Trauma, Orthopedic and Dental department as well as volunteering in numerous medical camps and health clinics, including the Red Cross. He founded the Nepal […]
By Assunta Ng It might not be the best time to visit Oso after the mudslide. But I went anyway on May 31 — the opening day for Highway 530 after it was closed for two months.
By Hyung-Jin Kim The Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Sunday accepted a South Korean offer for talks on reuniting families separated by war, but proposed separate talks on resuming lucrative tours to a scenic North Korean mountain in an apparent effort to link the two discussions.
By Staff The Associated Press BANGKOK, Thailand (AP) — The number of Myanmar refugees killed in a fire at a camp in northwestern Thailand has risen to 35, Thai officials said Saturday, March 23.
Global poverty is on the rise because food prices are increasing. It is estimated that more than 100 million people may fall into poverty because of the food price increase. More than 3 billion people in the world live on less than $2.50 each day. And more than 22,000 children die every day due to not having enough money to buy food, and more than 200 million children are undernourished. Poverty affects more than 1 billion children in the world …
By Jeffrey Osborn Northwest Asian Weekly Kenichi “Ken” Uchikura didn’t travel to America as a child of immigrant workers. He did, however, travel to America for what many call the American Dream, one of entrepreneurship and success. This year, Uchikura, chair of Pacific Software Publishing Inc., will be honored for his leadership and vision at […]
By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Duc Tran’s parents owned a grocery store, so maybe it’s not a surprise that Tran also became a grocery store owner.
SEATTLE, Wash. — Japanese American and Japan-related organizations in the Pacific Northwest are coming together to support relief and recovery efforts following the devastating earthquakes and tsunamis that struck Japan on March 11. SeattleJapanRelief is an collaboration of Japanese American and Japan-related cultural, educational, and civic organizations standing together to mobilize funds quickly in support […]
On Jan. 12, a 7.0 magnitude struck Haiti. The earthquake’s epicenter was 16 miles west of Haiti’s capital, Port-au-Prince, causing massive devastation. Seventy percent of the city’s buildings were destroyed. On Jan. 25, Haitian authorities stated that the death toll has exceeded 150,000 people, and as many as 1 million Haitians are homeless. To put this in perspective, the 2008 Sichuan earthquake caused nearly 70,000 deaths.