To the Editor: Back in 1997, when I reported for the NW Asian Weekly, I was asked to profile Dr. Gordon Hirabayashi in the run-up to the paper’s inaugural Asian American Pioneers Awards banquet, during which Dr. Hirabayashi was to be honored for his personal stand against the Japanese American Internment.
On Dec. 4, Nguoi Viet Tay Bac (Northwest Vietnamese News) celebrated its 25th anniversary at the House of Hong in the International District.
On Jan. 7, Jay Inslee met with Chinese businesses and business associations in the International District as part of a walking tour.
On Dec. 20, the University of Puget Sound reported that Professor Jim McCullough was thanked by the President of Vietnam Truong Tan San for his contributions to education and businesses in the country. Previously in November, McCullough was presented with the Medal for Lifetime Contribution to Education by Vietnam’s minister of education. McCullough retired from […]
On Jan. 9, re-elected Seattle City Councilmembers were sworn to new four-year terms.
On Dec. 16, the U.S. Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce Education Foundation (USPAACC) held a focus group with about 12 American business owners based in Seattle at the Pike Place Conference Room at Wells Fargo Bank.
By Jackie Hutchins Loveland Daily Reporter-Herald LOVELAND, Colo. (AP) — Tobi Snyder has had a special wish for much of her life. And just before Christmas 2010, she sent off an e-mail with the hope that wish could be fulfilled. Just after Christmas, she got an answer — and it set off a year of […]
SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle Mariners have signed free-agent Japanese pitcher Hisashi Iwakuma to a one-year contract. The team announced the move last Thursday. Iwakuma has a 107–69 record in 226 career games in Japan. The right-hander was selected the 2008 Pacific League Most Valuable Player and winner of the Eiji Sawamura pitching award after […]
By Yuri Kageyama The Associated Press TOKYO (AP) — A Cabinet reshuffle in Japan is coming. It is likely to include the removal of a defense minister who outraged the public with gaffes about a rape by U.S. servicemen.
By Leanne Italie The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — With its fireworks, family reunions, and feasts, Lunar New Year is the longest and most important celebration for millions around the world.