By Travis Quezon Northwest Asian Weekly A period of 41 years had passed before a U.S. District Court Judge in California overturned the conviction of Fred Korematsu, an Oakland shipyard foreman of Japanese ancestry who dared to challenge the constitutionality of Executive Order 9066. The 1942 order authorized the removal of more than 120,000 people […]
By Staff The Associated Press Staff TOKYO (AP) — Japan reacted to the news that Ichiro Suzuki has been traded to the New York Yankees with surprise and anticipation that the move might lead to a World Series ring. The Yankees acquired the star outfielder from Seattle in a trade for two young pitchers, bringing […]
By Tiffany Ran Northwest Asian Weekly At a somewhat hectic point in her life, Yoshie Wong decided to run for a Senate seat to represent the 28th district. Soon after, she took on a massive juggling act, balancing her life between her full-time job as a marriage and family therapist and managing a large campaign. […]
By Assunta Ng Imagine the Northwest Asian Weekly’s newspaper fashion contest models soaked in rain during the Seafair Chinatown Parade, and the audience treating us like a laughing stock. It could have happened to us if it rained.
By Assunta Ng It’s unusual for five Chinese officials to visit Seattle all on one day. In the past, it has usually been only two or three attendees for one community event.
By Assunta Ng Which gubernatorial candidates joined in the parade? It was hard to tell in the beginning, since both of their colors are blue. Both groups had blue t-shirts and banners.
By Assunta Ng Election year is great for the Chinatown parade, at least financially, because each candidate is required to pay $500 for entry.
By Assunta Ng This year, no Taiwanese officials showed up at the parade, even though they were invited. It seems that Andy Chin, the new director general of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office, is taking a different approach from his predecessor, Daniel Liao.
This fall, Washington voters will be asked to approve Referendum 74 to keep our state’s historic new law, which allows committed gay and lesbian couples to marry. As community leaders, we are reaching out today to start a conversation about the freedom to marry. This conversation is deeply rooted in our experiences, our values and […]
By Staff Northwest Asian Weekly The coming election marks a great year in Washington for API candidates, who are