Sophia Liu came out on top on June 18, at the Alaska Airlines Rock ‘n’ Roll Seattle Marathon. She finished in 2:51:46. Originally from Tianjin, China, Liu came to the United States in 2009, and she’s no stranger to running or winning. Liu won the Seattle Marathon in 2014 and 2015. Liu, a research scientist […]
The oldest and long-running Vietnamese news source, Nguoi Viet Tay Bac (Northwest Vietnamese News) celebrated its 30th anniversary on May 7. They publish stories about social issues, the economy, politics, and culture. Established in 1986 by Kim and Hang Pham to provide information to the growing Vietnamese community, the newspaper has become the voice of […]
A Filipina Hawaiian dancer, Noelani Pantastico, was nominated for The Stranger Genius Award. The award, run by the alternative weekly newspaper, The Stranger, selected three nominees each in five categories: visual art, literature, performance, film, and music. Pantastico was nominated in the performance category. She is a principal ballerina at the Pacific Northwest Ballet and […]
Latana Thaviseth has been named the new coordinator of the Northwest Asian Weekly Foundation’s Summer Youth Leadership Program (SYLP). Thaviseth is currently a Ph.D. student at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). She got her masters degree in Higher Education and Organizational Change from the same school. Prior to entering graduate school, Thaviseth was […]
A 2012 South Seattle College graduate and Seattle native is serving with a U.S. Navy electronic attack squadron that flies the Navy’s newest and most technologically-advanced aircraft, the EA-18G Growler.
By Michael Balsamo Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — New York City Buddhist leaders are sounding the alarm to tourists: Beware the “fake monks.” Men in orange robes claiming to be Buddhist monks are approaching visitors to some of the city’s most popular attractions, handing them shiny medallions and offering greetings of peace. They then […]
By Satoshi Sugiyama Associated Press URAYASU, Japan (AP) — A Tokyo suburb will help women cover the cost of freezing their eggs in a pilot program aimed at countering Japan’s declining birth rate. The city of Urayasu, about 9 miles east of Tokyo, is allocating 90 million yen ($850,000) over three years to fund the […]
By Peng Peng Associated Press YULIN, China (AP) — A city in southern China went ahead with an annual dog-meat eating festival June 21 despite heavy criticism and protests from animal rights activists. Vendors slaughtered dogs and cooked their meat in dozens of restaurants across the city of Yulin, in an event that has come […]
By Paul Traynor and Joe McDonald The Associated Press SHANGHAI (AP) — Walt Disney Co. opened Shanghai Disneyland, its first theme park in mainland China, with a lavish celebration on June 16, featuring Communist Party leaders, a children’s choir, Sleeping Beauty and other Disney characters. A vice premier joined Disney CEO Bob Iger in cutting […]
Tucked in the middle of Chinatown is a new Vietnamese dessert establishment — the very first of its kind in Seattle.