The Miss Seattle 2012 Pageant was held at the IKEA Performing Arts Center in Renton on March 3. Out of 20 contestants, Jean-Sun Hannah Ahn, an Arizona State University graduate, was crowned that night. Though a Seattle-native, Ahn is a former Miss Phoenix. She will go on to compete for Miss Washington this summer. Overshadowing […]
Initiated in 1972, The Jefferson Awards for Public Service honors ordinary people who do extraordinary things for others. The 2012 Washington State Jefferson Award winners will be featured on “Evening Magazine” on KING5 on March 12. This year’s state honorees are personal injury attorney Richard Adler, Friendship Adventures founder Maureen Browning, Jewels of Hope founder […]
On Feb. 8, Local grassroots network of Filipino American organizations BAYAN-NW and the Filipino Community Center of Seattle announced that their 10-day-long fund drive to help those hit hardest by tropical storm Sendong (aka Typhoon Washi) was successful. The Seattle area alone raised $3,225.
On Feb. 9, Seisuke Kamimura helmed the kitchen at RN74 Seattle for the first time. He took over for Michelle Retallack at the Michael Mina restaurant. A graduate of the French Culinary Institute in New York City, Kamimura brings more than 20 years of experience in the food service and hospitality industries from some of […]
By Nesha Starcvic The Associated Press FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — When Hiroshi Hoketsu first went to the Olympics in 1964, he was 23 and the games were in his native Tokyo. Now nearly 71, Hoketsu will be going to the Olympics again this summer — to compete, not to watch.
Several men, young and old, glided across the room to dance with an old, pretty woman, and she never refused. At 93, Anne Wing’s amazing figure could perform the cha cha, swing, waltz, rumba, and even a line dance without missing a beat.
By Nina Huang Northwest Asian Weekly Bounthavy Sayasane was born in Laos, but moved to the United States when he was a baby. Friends and fans know him better as Sinoy Brown or Sinoy Blaze, the rapper. But family members call him ‘Noy.’ Brown and his business partner, G-Dub, started the West Coast North record […]
The Layup Drill — a NEW monthly column about APIs in sports By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly So, anything new happen in the NBA in February? I asked a local sports bar owner if they carried the NBA League Pass, so I could catch the New York Knicks play. The league pass shows any […]
Compiled by Staff Northwest Asian Weekly Northwest Asian Weekly’s Diversity Makes a Difference scholarship program celebrates young people who are committed to reaching out across cultural lines. Students are nominated by their school as being champions of diversity.
By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly Frank Abe’s documentary film “Conscience and the Constitution” begins with two old men discussing the past. They look out over a landscape they seem to know, and swap stories of old. We quickly learn that the two men are Frank Emi and Mits Koshiyama, two leaders of the draft […]