To the Editor: Dr. Vernasius T. Tandia’s commentary (Jan. 7, 2012) regarding stereotypes harbored by South Koreans toward North Korean refugees among them, and the way that these stereotypes harm hope for reunification enlists the reader in the call for an idealizing and accommodating vision about North Korea that doesn’t seem at all realistic about […]
The Ho Nam Association recently announced its new officers for 2012. They are Sterling Luke, Bettie Luke, Andre Loh, and Marge Young.
Jenn Doane, a Whitman College graduate, recently participated in the Kawamoto Ekiden — a 26-km, 8-leg relay race that loops around town — in an all-girls team. Kawamoto is a small town located in the Ochi District in Shimane, Japan.
On Dec. 30, the Seattle Symphony Orchestra added 18 new members to its board of directors. Among them is Judith Fong-Bressler, a retired hospital administrator. (end)
On Jan. 12, the Low Income Housing Institute (LIHI) celebrated the groundbreaking for a new senior housing project in Seattle’s Central District. Construction is underway on the 61-unit development, located at 2010 South Jackson Street. The building will provide permanent supportive housing for homeless and low-income seniors.
By Hyung-jin Kim The Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea will issue special pardons for convicts to commemorate milestone birthdays of its two late leaders, state media said, in the first such dispensations in more than six years.
BEIJING (AP) — A stamp designed to mark China’s upcoming Year of the Dragon is drawing unusual criticism for its fang-bearing monster.
Compiled by Stacy Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly French author Andre Maurois famously wrote, “A man cannot free himself from the past more easily than he can from his own body.” <!–more–> On Feb. 3, the Women of Color Empowered Luncheon will attempt to prove this adage true for women also, that the past and one’s […]
Keynote speaker Nate Miles rocked Mt. Zion Baptist Church with his fiery delivery, passionate cry for social, economic, and civil rights justices, and dramatic storytelling at “Leaders and Leadership” last Friday, an event in celebration of Martin Luther King Jr’s birthday. Organized by the Seattle Community Colleges, the annual event brought together the young and […]
Michael So, Hong Kong opera star and former owner of Honey Court Restaurant, passed away recently. Most people are unaware that he was kidnapped in 1982. (The two criminals were Wah Mee killers in 1983.) They robbed him at gunpoint at his Queen Anne home and later locked him in his own car trunk, leaving […]