The Japan America Society of the State of Washington (JASSW) appointed Dale Watanabe as its new executive director on May 21. Watanabe has served on the Nisei Veterans Committee (NVC) since 2004. In 2006, he served as commander of the NVC during the start of the organization’s campaign to remodel the NVC Memorial Hall. JASSW, […]
The Vietnamese Friendship Association (VFA) celebrated its fourth annual benefit dinner on June 8 at Tea Palace Restaurant in Renton. The dinner raised $55,000, meeting the organization’s fundraising goals for the event and exceeding the goals from last year. The dinner drew about 380 guests. VFA Saturday English School and summer youth program volunteer Ky […]
Burmese refugee Simon Khin was presented with the Spirit of Liberty Award. The award is given annually to a naturalized citizen who has made outstanding contributions to the United States, while maintaining his or her ethnic heritage. Congressman Jim McDermott presented Khin the award in front of a large crowd at the Fourth of July […]
Newsweek’s July 2 and July 9 issue names local I Can Has Cheezburger site founder Ben Huh in its Digital 100 Power Index. Huh’s Cheezburger Network began with a single blog and expanded to more than 45 meme-based blogs. Other power moguls on the list include Tony Hsieh, CEO of Zappos; Mehmet Oz, host of […]
Sharon Lee, founding executive director of the Low Income Housing Institute (LIHI) was invited to deliver the commencement address for the 65th annual commencement ceremony at Wilkes University in Pennsylvania. Lee also received an honorary degree, the doctor of humane letters, honoris causa, and was honored for her distinguished advocacy for housing justice, housing preservation, […]
By The Associated Press Staff ROSEMEAD, Calif. (AP) — A slaughterhouse in a small Los Angeles suburb is raising a big stink as the owners fight an order to shut it down, accusing the city of discriminating against Asian culture.
By The Associated Press Staff MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa (AP) — Residents in an eastern Iowa town are struggling with a severe language barrier, as they try to comfort two refugee families whose children drowned in the Iowa River this week.
By Sebastian Abbot The Associated Press ISLAMABAD (AP) — The pioneering work of Abdus Salam, Pakistan’s only Nobel laureate, helped lead to the apparent discovery of the subatomic “God particle” last week. But the late physicist is no hero at home, where his name has been stricken from school textbooks.
By The Associated Press Staff PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Mickey Mouse and Winnie the Pooh took the stage in North Korea during a concert for new leader Kim Jong Un in an unusual performance featuring Disney characters.
By Elizabeth Wang Northwest Asian Weekly Walkers, runners, and dogs of all ages gathered at Seward Park in Seattle to support the 22nd Annual Walk for Rice campaign on June 30.