By Mari Yamaguchi Associated Press TOKYO (AP) — In 1944, the two men were in northeastern India as foes, fighting one of the harshest battles of World War II between Japan and Britain. More than 70 years later, they shook hands and sipped tea in Tokyo earlier this month. Roy Welland, 94, a former British […]
By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly Tom Stoppard’s far-ranging play “Indian Ink” spans two continents, at least one ocean, and several decades. Yet it begins simply enough, with a young man and an older woman sitting at a table for tea. As the action progresses, we learn a bit more about tea and a lot […]
By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly He’s my oldest friend in the world and I love him like my own brother. But I don’t think I’ll be talking to him for awhile.
BANGKOK (AP) — The trial of two Myanmar migrant workers accused of killing two British tourists on a popular resort island in southern Thailand began Friday, in a case seen as a test of Thailand’s justice system. The bodies of David Miller, 24, and Hannah Witheridge, 23, were found Sept. 15 on a beach on […]
By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly “Words to the Blind” begins with whispering. Soft words, soft intonations, and then harder intonation, pungent, like clouds of cigar smoke. Japanese words, and some French words. This is a collaboration—Bo Ningen is Japanese and the Savages are mostly English, with a French singer. The wisps climb higher and […]
By Dipika Kohli Northwest Asian Weekly Today is the second day back in Cambodia, after six weeks in California. I go to a small side street just off Khan
By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly “The Act Of Killing” is a documentary film. I want to emphasize that right up front. But it opens with a beguiling surrealistic dance sequence. A giant fish, the size of an office building, sits on the edge of a body of water. The fish is concrete, perhaps metal; […]
The Khmer Rouge, Cambodia’s ruling party from 1975 to 1979, killed more than 1.3 million Cambodian citizens, according to an analysis by Yale University.
The constant good news only lasted so long. It has been a mixed month for Asian American celebrities and, unfortunately, it ended in tragedy.
Happy new year to you and to our favorite Asian American celebrities! Some of our favorites had a pretty rough ending to the year, while others had reasons to celebrate. Here’s what went down last month: Tiger Woods — need I say more? Jon Gosselin is detached from Kate once and for all, Jackie Chan’s “Karate Kid” trailer is released, and Jay Sean makes music history.