On November 21, the community held a farewell party for Ben Grace, former Program Director of the Chinatown-International District Business Improvement Area. The CIDBIA will be accepting applications for his position shortly. (end)
Mayor Ed Lee was in Santa Clara for the Seahawks/49ers game this November. The Mayor, Manny Lee, Perry and Vickie Lee, Charlene, Matthew Chan and Jerry Lee were together at the game. San Francisco lost 3-19. Manny, Mayor Lee and Perry grew up on Beacon Hill and are longtime friends. (end)
The Southeast Asian American Access in Education (SEA3eD) Coalition’s UNITE Summit in Seattle in November hosted over 300 students, parents, educators, researchers, and policymakers to learn how to advance educational opportunities for Southeast Asian American students. In attendance was the Southeast Asian Resource Action Center (SEARAC) and numerous other organizations. The next summit will be […]
The second annual Omusubi Connection luncheon was held at the Bell Harbor International Conference Center November 6. The luncheon celebrated the founders and initial members of the Ayame Kai Guild. Honorees were Jody Clovis (Matsubu-Yamanaka), Kachi Ikeda, Hiroko Ima*, Shiz Kaku, Judy (Yoshino) Kanzaki, Ossie Katayama*, Amy Kuramoto*, Ruth (Otani) Luders*, Edna Matsubu*, Lovett Moriguchi*, […]
Sophia Liu, 31, of Redmond recorded the top women’s time of 2:57:30 at the 44th Seattle Marathon last month. The marathon is 26.2 miles and there were 8,484 participants. Liu studies exercise physiology and just completed her doctorate at Ball State and called her win a “present to myself.” (end)
By Mari Yamaguchi Associated Press TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s biggest newspaper apologized in print Friday for using the term “sex slaves” in its English-language edition to describe Asian women forced into Japanese military-run brothels during World War II.
AP Wire Service BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand’s interim parliament has given initial approval to a bill banning commercial surrogacy, the practice of hiring a woman to carry a fetus to term, a lawmaker said Friday.
By Louise Watt and Aritz Parra Associated Press BEIJING (AP) — By day, Ma Baoli was a high-ranking officer in a seaside city police force. By night, he ran a website for gay people to share experiences and on which he spoke under a pseudonym about the pressure he faced as a homosexual.
By Tom Krisher AP Auto Writer DETROIT (AP) — Honda is admitting that it failed to report more than 1,700 injury and death claims about its vehicles to U.S. safety regulators, a violation of federal law.
AP Wire Service TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — The golden horse statues have been awarded, but the drama hasn’t ended from one of Asia’s biggest film festivals. Chinese actress Gong Li called Taiwan’s Golden Horse Film Festival unprofessional after she lost the best actress category to Taiwanese actress Chen Shiang Chyi. Sometimes called the Chinese Oscars, […]