By Andrew Lam New America Media Vietnam specializes in irony. Its president, Truong Tan Sang, is due to visited the White House recently, where he was expected to request a lifting of the U.S. ban on lethal weapons sales to his country while also seeking support for a bid to join the UN Human Rights […]
By Samantha Critchell AP Fashion Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Rag & Bone, Marchesa, and Proenza Schouler, among the top in their class of cool, youngish New York-based fashion houses, took a field trip to China recently to start a dialogue with consumers there as they all have their eye on expansion.
By Samantha Pak Northwest Asian Weekly The Celestials By Karen Shepard Tin House Books, 2013 In June 1870, Calvin Sampson hired 75 Chinese laborers in North Adams, Mass. to work at his factory. What the men didn’t know was that they were strikebreakers, or part of what Sampson called his “Chinese experiment.” The influx of […]
By Charles Lam Northwest Asian Weekly According to the city, the First Hill Streetcar was supposed to help the International District grow, but so far local businesses say the only thing it’s grown is the list of transportation-related issues that have slowed the neighborhood’s already sluggish economic recovery.
By Staff Northwest Asian Weekly One of the gateways into the International District will be getting a face-lift soon, as Uwajimaya Inc. prepares to remodel the Publix Hotel and the surrounding buildings, which are adjacent to the Chinatown Gate on 5th Avenue S and S King Street.
By Charles Lam Northwest Asian Weekly Seattle’s plastic bag ban has had mixed results for businesses, but for Asian grocery stores the impact has been more negative than for most due to increased costs, misunderstandings from customers, and increased shoplifting.
Seattle-based “Densho: The Japanese American Legacy Project,” led by Executive Director Tom Ikeda, received the Philip M. Hamer–Elizabeth Hamer Kegan Award given by the Society of American Archivists (SAA) for 2013. The award will be presented at a ceremony during the Council of State Archivists and SAA Joint Annual Meeting in New Orleans, Aug. 11–17, […]
Filipino-American Emily Rio Barber was crowned Miss Seafair 2013 during the Torchlight parade July 27. She is the second Filipino-American Miss Seafair in a row, following Miss Seafair 2012 Veronica Asence.
Bellevue hosted an installation ceremony on July 29, celebrating the sister city relationship between Bellevue and Hualien, Taiwan. Over 200 people attended the event.The ceremony was attended by multiple dignitaries, including Rep. Adam Smith, Bellevue Mayor Conrad Lee, multiple Bellevue City Councilmembers, Hualien First Lady Zhang Mei-Hui, and numerous business and government leaders from Taiwan. […]
Over 100 community members gathered at the Four Seas restaurant on July 17 to send off former North Seattle