Northwest Asian Weekly (NWAW)’s staff member and reporters garnered seven awards from the Washington Newspaper Publishers Association (WNPA) Better Newspaper Contest. The awards were presented in Everett at the WNPA’s 124th annual convention. Winners from NWAW:
The Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience (The Wing) received a grant of $100,000 from ArtPlace, an initiative of 11 of America’s top foundations working in conjunction with the National Endowment for the Arts and seven federal agencies. The Wing is the only institution awarded in Washington state. Other awarded projects are […]
Fifty-one local immigrants became U.S. citizens during the first-ever naturalization ceremony at Bellevue City Hall. The ceremony was organized by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services’ Seattle Field Office in partnership with the City of Bellevue and the nonprofit Bellevue Downtown Association. Debadutta Dash delivered the keynote remarks, talking about his experience as a naturalized […]
The Edmonds-based nonprofit Pacific Northwest Budo Association (PNBA) announced its 2011 Grant Award recipients for promoting Japanese cultural and martial arts in the Pacific Northwest.
About 300 community leaders gathered at the Seattle Westin to welcome President Lee Myung-bak and first lady Kim Yun Ok while the president visited Seattle last month.
The Congressional Gold Medal ceremony to honor Japanese American soldiers of the 100th Infantry Battalion and the 442nd Regimental Combat Team (RCT), as well as veterans of the Military Intelligence Service, will take place on Nov. 2. All three units are being recognized for dedicated service during World War II.
By Judy Lin The Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California’s governor announced Friday, Oct. 7, that he signed a bill banning the sale, trade, and possession of shark fins to protect the world’s dwindling shark population.
By Kelvin Chan The Associated Press HONG KONG (AP) — An uneven set of results from Sotheby’s autumn Hong Kong sales that wrapped up Thursday indicates that the surging Asian art market is pausing for breath amid rocky times for financial assets such as stocks.
By Nomaan Merchant The Associated Press ALICIA, Ark. (AP) — After years of effort, U.S. farmers believe they are close to getting permission to sell rice in China, a potentially huge boost for an industry that has seen prices stagnate recently.
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The U.S. ambassador to the Philippines has apologized for his recent statement that 40 percent of male tourists visit the country for sex, a government spokesman said Saturday, Oct. 8. Ambassador Harry Thomas sent a cell phone text message to Philippine Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario, who was on a visit […]