China Club of Seattle celebrated its centennial on April 22 with a dinner featuring special guest speaker Gary Locke. Bart Fite, the Club president, presented Locke with a backpack, remaking the image of Locke carrying a backpack on his way to Beijing, a symbol of his down-to-earth style. Founded in 1916, the Club was a […]
Tim Otani was honored at the 2016 InterIm CDA Gala on April 23 with the annual Bob Santos Leadership in Sustainability award. InterIm CDA said, “Through Tim Otani’s leadership and influence with two financial institutions, the community served by InterIm CDA benefited greatly over the years, as have other communities of color. We thank him […]
Kay Hirai, president of Seattle-based Studio 904 Salons, has published a book called “Keiko’s Journey.” Hirai said, “‘Keiko’s Journey’ is my story — it was only after I went through the introspective process of writing this book that I realized how experiences from my childhood deeply influenced my life’s philosophy as an adult.” The book […]
FBI Director James B. Comey presented Alan Lai with the 2015 Director’s Community Leadership Award (DCLA) in a ceremony at FBI Headquarters on April 15. Lai was honored for serving the Seattle-area community for more than 30 years. He was the first certified court interpreter in Cantonese and Mandarin Chinese in Washington state. Today, he […]
Viet Thanh Nguyen has won the prestigious Pulitzer Prize in fiction for his debut novel, “The Sympathizer.” The award, announced April 18, recognizes distinguished fiction published in book form by an American author. “The Sympathizer,” which follows a wickedly smart double-agent for South Vietnam, begins at the end of the Vietnam War, moves to Southern […]
Seattle Chinese Garden celebrated its 2016 Peony & Bamboo Festival on April 16-17, featuring unusual bamboo varieties for sale by Northwest specialty growers, displays, plant care talks and demonstrations, and cultural entertainment and Chinese painting demonstrations. Yiqiao Jiang, who introduced the Chinese peony to the Garden, said this year’s bloom outdid last year’s, probably even […]
By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly “Way back in high school, I had already decided that I would live in Japan one day. It wasn’t enough to simply vacation there, I wanted to fully experience life in Japan.” That’s Lucas Kelleher, current Seattle resident, originally from Iowa. The author of “Shakotan Blue,” a memoir assembled […]
It’s a warm April evening, and a group of friends have gathered for the Harvest Festival. They take turns placing floating lights upon the surface of a placid lake, collecting lanterns of various shapes, and making dedications in exchange for honor.
Earlier this month, Seattle served as one of the stops in a race around the world.
No, it wasn’t a reality television show, though the voyage was truly amazing.
In the sixth leg of this eight-leg voyage around the globe, crews left the sailing city of Qingdao, China on March 20. The crews crossed the Pacific Ocean and began docking into Seattle April 15.
Jenny Chen, 26, is missing after leaving the city of Oaxaca, Mexico for Cancún, where she was supposed to meet up with her husband, Jonathan Reinhard of Seattle.