Four Seattle-area Nisei World War II veterans received the rank of chevalier of the French National Order of the Legion of Honor on Sept. 1 at a ceremony hosted at the Nisei Veterans Committee Foundation Memorial Hall. The veterans, including Frank Matsuda, Frank Nishimura, Jimmy Yamaguchi, and William Yasutake received the honor for their service […]
Seattle dancer Li Hengda was honored by Mayor McGinn at the 2012 Mayor’s Arts Awards on Aug. 31. One of 10 winners picked from a field of more than 500 applicants, Li is the founder of the American Asian Performing Arts Theatre and the Hengda Dance Academy in Seattle.
The Seattle chapter of the National Association of Asian American Professionals (NAAAP) was awarded Chapter of the Year at the NAAAP National Convention, which took place on Aug. 23 through Aug. 25. This was the first time they won, beating out 27 other chapters and associate chapters. In addition, they were also recognized for exceptional […]
By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly As the summer days turn to fall, we look at what’s new in the world of sports.
By Brett Zongker The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton believes in the power of food. As America’s top diplomat, she has increasingly used cuisine as a tool to bring people together.
By Staff The Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Prosecutors won’t file criminal charges in the case of a property management firm accused of laundering thousands of dollars in contributions to San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee’s election campaign last year. The San Francisco Chronicle reports that prosecutors said there was insufficient evidence to support charges.
By Rob Gillies The Associated Press TORONTO, CANADA (AP) — Canada shut its embassy in Tehran on Friday, Sept. 7, severed diplomatic relations, and ordered Iranian diplomats to leave, accusing the Islamic Republic of being the most significant threat to world peace.
By Eric Talmadge The Associated Press TOKYO, JAPAN (AP) — Japan’s Cabinet formally announced on Sept. 4 that the government will purchase several disputed islands that China also claims, a move that Beijing said would bring “serious consequences.”
By Staff The Associated Press YANGON, MYANMAR (AP) — One of Myanmar’s legendary ‘Thirty Comrades,’ who spearheaded the struggle against British colonialism, has been invited back from exile by President Thein Sein.
By Colleen Barry The Associated Press VENICE, ITALY (AP) — South Korean director Kim Ki-duk’s drama “Pieta” won the Golden Lion for best film at the 69th Venice Film Festival on Saturday, Sept. 8. The film follows a young debt collector as he goes about his business maiming debtors until his ruthless course is interrupted by a […]