JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian moviegoers are facing a bleak year of second-rate foreign releases and lowbrow local productions
Monday, Congressman Jay Inslee, a Democrat, announced his bid for Washington state governor in 2012. Attorney General Rob McKenna, a Republican, announced his three weeks ago. “Who are you supporting?” people asked me.
The White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (WHIAAPI) is organizing an all-day summit in Seattle on Friday, July 8, with top Obama administration dignitaries and federal agency representatives to learn how federal programs and services can better serve Asian American and Pacific Islander business owners, entrepreneurs, and community members.
Foreign words in a foreign country Because I knew a few Japanese phrases, I thought I could shop in Japan easily. “How much?” I asked a street vendor in Japan years ago. <!–more–> However, the vendor instantly clouded my brain. As unloading bullets from a gun, he spoke five to six sentences ceaselessly. I wanted to […]
Compiled by staff Northwest Asian Weekly At the end of each school year, we run this column, which features some exceptional Asian American students that have made the most of their high school careers, whether it’s through academics, volunteer work, artistic endeavors, or athletics.
Compiled by Han Bui and Stacy Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly There are a lot of hurdles that new immigrants face in the United States. Not only do most have to learn a new language, they also have to navigate through the complicated cultural differences. <!–more–> In honor of American Independence Day, we asked some of […]
By Brett Zongker The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — For the past eight years, journalist Jose Antonio Vargas worried about a looming deadline: the expiration of an illegally obtained Oregon driver’s license that had allowed him to get his first full-time job at a top U.S. newspaper. The 30-year-old Pulitzer Prize-winner who covered the Virginia […]
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — The military-backed government of Myanmar has deported Hollywood actress Michelle Yeoh, who stars as pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi in an upcoming movie, officials said last Tuesday. The Malaysian actress arrived in the country’s main city, Yangon, on June 22 and was deported the same day because she was on […]
Last week, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist shocked the country by publicly admitting to a secret that he had been harboring for years.