This Thai feature doesn’t show us the island until very late in the film. It’s not all that big on funerals either. What it does show us, for most of its 1 hour and 44 minutes, is three people arguing which direction to go in their car. One of them is always sure that at least one of the others is wrong — that they missed a turn, took a wrong turn, blew through an intersection, or got spun around in wide, slow-going circles.
SEATTLE — There will be six nonstop flights from Seattle to China with a new Xiamen route starting September 26. The announcement was made May 11 during a press conference in Shenzhen, China, involving the Port of Seattle, the City of Seattle, and the Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce. “Service between the two leading technology […]
Chris Lee is our first candidate for the 2016 Asian Technology and Innovation 40 and Under award category.
By Amanda Lee Myers Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) – A Chinese businessman has pleaded guilty to conspiring to hack into the computer systems of U.S. defense contractors, including Boeing, to steal data on military projects, according to court records released March 23. Su Bin, 50, admitted to conspiring with two unnamed hackers in China […]
By Adam Ashton The News Tribune TACOMA, Wash. (AP) – As a boy, Albert Paffenroth Jr. walked to the edge of a fence around the runway at Johnson Air Force Base in Japan to watch his dad and other pilots lift into the sky in their B-26 bombers. Almost 70 years later, Paffenroth is trying […]
By Ruth Bayang Northwest Asian Weekly Jane Chu, the head of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), got a first-hand look at diversity through the arts at Seattle’s Wing Luke Museum on Feb. 17. Chu’s Chinese name is Ji Jen, which means virtue and integrity. She was born in Shawnee, Okla., to Chinese immigrants […]
The KING 5 news station has moved to Home Plate Center in Seattle’s SoDo neighborhood, across from Safeco Field. The new location has more collaborative work spaces, streamlined workflows, and up-to-date and interactive technology. The newsroom at Home Plate Center houses KING 5 News, KING 5 Sports, and Northwest Cable News. (end)
By Emiri Aoki Northwest Asian Weekly Often, vastly different types of things cannot unite or be in harmony when combined. Music is no exception. However, when it works, the effect can be awe-inspiring. I got to see some cool combinations of different sounds across the world coming together during Celebrate Asia, an annual Asian concert […]
In the heart of downtown Seattle, in the Skinner Building, lies a hidden architectural gem with Chinese-inspired interior design that evokes the sacred palaces and a temple of Imperial China — it’s the 5th Avenue Theatre.
Last year was a banner year for Asian and Asian Americans, who pushed forth advancements in technology, science, art, academia, and politics. One even went to space.
Here are our top 10 events of note:
11. Two spelling bee champs tie