A woman who left a small town in India at age 6 to come to America has become one of the most important leaders in the United States Department of State. On Nov. 21, Nisha Desai Biswal was sworn into office as Assistant Secretary for South and Central Asian Affairs.
By Binaj Gurubacharya Associated Press KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) – Archeologists in Nepal say they have discovered traces of a wooden structure dating from the sixth century B.C. that they believe is the world’s oldest Buddhist shrine. Kosh Prasad Acharya, who teamed with archeologists from Britain’s Durham University, said Tuesday that the structure was unearthed inside the […]
By Sue Misao Northwest Asian Weekly In its 33 years of existence, the Seattle World School has moved six times. Currently housed at Meany Middle School on Capitol Hill, students and their families were looking forward to
On Tuesday (Nov. 26), results from Washington State’s Nov. 5 election were certified by each county.
By Margery Cercado UW News Lab “We all have diverse voices, and we ourselves are diverse.” Those were the welcoming words from Taylor Ahana-Jamile, director of the Pacific Island Student Commission at the University of Washington (UW).
Author Amy Tan will read from and sign copies of her new book, “The Valley of Amazement,” published by Harper, at a book signing at the University Temple United Methodist Church in Seattle, on Dec. 5, at 7 p.m. Tan is on a book tour to promote her new book, which follows the intertwined fates […]
By Thanyarat Doksone Associated Press BANGKOK (AP) – Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra fought a two-front political war
By Bullit Marquez Associated Press TACLOBAN, Philippines (AP) – Thousands of survivors of Typhoon Haiyan erupted into wild
How his musical, methodical mind works By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly One of the most prominent Chinese artists currently based in the Pacific Northwest, Dr. Austin Huang, a native of China, is both a mining engineer and a composer, with a total of 14 musical pieces performed in America and China. He’s currently an […]
A mentor to young engineers By Vivian Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly Educational pursuits run deep in Dr. Jae Hoon Kim’s blood.