Starla Sampaco of Bellevue received the 2016 Asian American Journalist Association (AAJA) Seattle Founders Scholarship on May 26. The 2014 winner of Miss Washington Teen USA is a junior at the University of Washington, where she is working toward a degree in journalism, with the hopes of becoming a broadcast journalist. “The lack of diversity […]
Approximately 100 people attended the 50th anniversary luncheon of Seattle’s Jade Guild on May 22 at China Harbor restaurant. The Chinese women’s service organization event honored its late founder, Ruth Chinn, who was also the co-founder of United Savings and Loan, the first Asian American-owned savings and loan in the country.
Cathay Post 186 of the American Legion held its annual Memorial Day service to honor the Asian Americans from Seattle who gave their lives during World War II. The event, in Hing Hay Park on May 30, featured a laying of the wreaths, a gun salute, and a performance by the Chinese Girls’ Drill Team.
More than $187,000 was raised for uncompensated care at the medical and dental clinics of International Community Health Services (ICHS) at the 2016 Bloom Gala on May 21. The gala, which drew more than 400 people, helped celebrate the achievements and successes of ICHS, which operates full-service medical and dental clinics in the Chinatown/International District […]
By Eileen Yamada Lamphere Japanese American Citizens League Puyallup Valley Chapter Vice President Kent, Wash. — “Growing Up Behind Barbed Wire,” the interactive presentation about the journey that many Japanese Americans from the White River Valley in Washington state took during WWII, was presented at the Boeing Employee Engagement Brown Bag Lunch series on May […]
If you have never been to Japan, you can experience it through the ease of a guided group tour, scheduled for September 10-22, 2016. Co-sponsored by The North American Post and the Hokubei Hochi Foundation, the tour includes seven cities — Tokyo, Kyoto, Kanazawa, Shirakawa-go, Takayama, Hiroshima, and Hyogo Prefecture. Day trips to Yokohama and […]
By Lynn Elber AP Television Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — Television is mostly entertaining, sometimes enlightening and, occasionally, can make a difference. The sitcom “Fresh Off the Boat” hits all the marks. Because of it, along with ABC siblings “black-ish” and “Dr. Ken” (and, at CW, “Jane the Virgin”), network TV’s American family photo album […]
By Staff Northwest Asian Weekly Leaders and representatives of more than 100 Asian American organizations announced the filing of civil rights violation complaints against Yale University, Brown University, and Dartmouth College for their discriminatory admission practices against Asian American applicants. The complaint, filed May 23 by the Asian American Coalition for Education (AACE), requests that […]
HIROSHIMA, Japan (AP) — With an unflinching look back at a painful history, President Barack Obama stood on the hallowed ground of Hiroshima on May 27 and declared it a fitting place to summon people everywhere to embrace the vision of a world without nuclear weapons.
By Louise Watt Associated Press BEIJING (AP) — China’s decision to allow all married couples to have two children is driving a surge in demand for fertility treatment among older women, putting heavy pressure on clinics and breaking down past sensitivities, and even shame, about the issue. The rise in in vitro fertilization points to […]