Rep. Mike Honda (D-CA17) and Daphne Kwok, vice president of Multicultural Markets & Engagement for Asian Audiences at AARP, were honored by the Japanese American Citizens League at its Gala Awards Dinner on Oct. 10.
Alumni from the University of Washington advanced the cause of diversity in their annual “Bridging the Gap” breakfast fundraiser on Oct. 26, hosted by the UW Multicultural Alumni Partnership. Five people were honored for making positive impacts in their communities: Polly Olsen, Alejandro C. Torres, Sarah Sense-Wilson, Lembhard G. Howell, and Diane Narasaki. Narasaki (class […]
About 400 people, representing more than 100 companies, attended the inaugural Seattle Biz-Tech Summit at the Hyatt Regency in Bellevue on Oct. 19. Hosted by Nan Hai Co., Inc., the purpose of the event was to “establish an annual international summit in Seattle to highlight and promote business and technology exchanges between American and Chinese […]
Wendy Duong, the first Vietnamese American to be appointed a judge in the U.S., shared her story with an audience of more than 60 people on Oct. 23 at Thang Long Restaurant inside Skyway Park Bowl in Seattle. The event was co-organized by NAAAP-Seattle, Phuong Dong Newspaper, and Northwest Vietnamese News. (end)
By Staff The Associated Press HANOI, Vietnam (AP) – A Vietnamese court on Tuesday convicted a dissident of using Facebook to spread criticism of the government, but then suspended the 15-month prison sentence it imposed. The verdict in southern Vietnam meant Dinh Nhat Uy was released from detention. The charge sheet against Uy was the first to mention Facebook […]
By Hyung-Jin Kim The Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea (AP) – Six South Koreans recently repatriated from North Korea had sneaked into the North in search of better lives but ended up detained for up to 45 months for illegal entry, Seoul officials said Monday.
By Staff The Associated Press IRWINDALE (AP) — City of Irwindale, Calif., files lawsuit against Huy Fong Foods, says plant is public nuisance. The maker of Sriracha hot sauce is under fire for allegedly fouling the air around its Southern California factory. The city of Irwindale filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles Superior Court Monday […]
By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly As reported elsewhere in the Northwest Asian Weekly, the breakout Chinese romantic comedy “Finding Mr. Right” earned a Golden Key Award from the City of Seattle. It’s also taken in more than $81 million in its native country, making it one of the biggest Chinese/Hong Kong cinematic moneymakers in […]
By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly Set in 1962, “In The Mood For Love” tells the love story of a journalist, played by Tony Leung, and a secretary, played by Maggie Cheung, who end up living next to each other. The writer and the secretary both have spouses, but they grow alienated in their marriages. […]
By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly If you need me to tell you that there is no answer, as director Akira Kurosawa once said of his masterpiece, “Rashomon,” then I am telling you: There is no answer. Such a question would not come up these days of course; “Rashomon,” first released in 1950 and newly […]