The Japanese government hosted a birthday celebration for the emperor of Japan in Seattle on Dec. 5 at the residence of the Consul General of Japan in Seattle, Consul General Kiyokazu Ota. Emperor Akihito, who was born on Dec. 23, 1933, will be turning 79 this year.
The Seattle Public Schools Board of Directors elected officers for 2013. Kay Smith-Blum was elected president, Betty Patu was elected vice president, and Sharon Peaslee was elected member at large.
The Seattle Chamber of Commerce hosted the first ever Multicultural Chamber and Business Organization Reception on Thursday, Dec. 13 at O’Asian restaurant in an effort to integrate the voice of minority business into the 2,200 member strong organization.
Legacy House, the SCIDpda program designed to provide culturally appropriate care and housing for low-income community seniors, received a check in the amount of $500 from CenturyLink’s Pacific Asian American Network (PAAN) on Thursday, Dec. 13 to help support programs for low income senior citizen residents.
By Malcolm Foster The Associated Press TOKYO, Japan (AP) — Japan’s conservative Liberal Democratic Party returned to power in a landslide election victory Sunday, Dec. 16, after three years in opposition, according to unofficial results, signaling a rightward shift in the government that could further heighten tensions with China, a key economic partner, as well as […]
By Staff The Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Park Geun-hye, daughter of a divisive military strongman from South Korea’s authoritarian era, was elected the country’s first female president Wednesday, Dec. 19, a landmark win that could mean a new drive to start talks with rival North Korea.
By Doug Feinberg AP Basketball Writer Maya Moore has excelled everywhere she’s played, winning championships from college to the WNBA and Europe. Now, she’s leaving her mark on the Chinese women’s basketball league.
By Assunta Ng Don’t let anyone steal your Christmas. Not even a killer.
By Staff KOREAM JOURNAL New America Media In the early 1970s, before Bruce Lee popularized the martial arts genre and before English overdubs became so easy to mock, the first kung fu film to hit it big in the West was “Five Fingers of Death,” by Korean director Chung Chang-wha. The cult classic is on […]
A monthly column about all things Asian in popular culture By Vivian Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly The holiday season typically compels people to perform acts of goodwill despite conflicts and differences. This season, however, is off to a poor start with all the hate that’s been spewed about Asians lately. What ever happened to the […]