By Ryan Nakashima AP Business Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — Beware: “Pokemon Go,” a new smartphone game based on cute Nintendo characters like Squirtle and Pikachu, can be harmful to your health. The “augmented reality” game, which layers gameplay onto the physical world, became the top grossing app in the iPhone app store just days […]
Nickolas Vassili, the writer and director of “The United States of China,” stepped in front of the gathered crowd to give some background on the work. This was Friday night, July 8, at the Palladium at Hale’s Brewery, the first of three nights for the play. He explained that he was inspired to write from the film “Network,” invoking the famous line from the film, “I’m mad as hell and I’m not going to take it anymore.”
By Jane McKinley-Chinn Special to the Northwest Asian Weekly Ken Fugami, 73, is an Army Vietnam veteran who was exposed to Agent Orange, a toxic chemical used to defoliate forest areas that might conceal the enemy. After his military service, he developed narcolepsy, which he suspects was the result of Agent Orange. The condition gradually […]
Geeman Yip, founder and CEO of BitTitan, has been in the news quite a bit this past month. The company closed $15 million in venture capital funding from TVC Capital and Tao Capital Partners, and was recognized in Seattle Business Magazine as the best company in the region to work for.
South Korea’s Hong Sang-soo carries a reputation as his country’s Woody Allen. Unlike Woody Allen, he’s never dated or married his stepdaughter, nor been caught up in child abuse allegations. But Hong makes films about older men, usually filmmakers like himself, chasing after younger women. In real life, he’s reportedly dating his leading lady from “Right Now, Wrong Then,” Kim Min-hee, who’s 34 to his 54.
I’m not a police officer or policy maker; I am not a mental health expert and I don’t have the silver bullet to eliminate gun violence. I am a woman, a mother, a human being, and I know that my heart aches for humanity and the events involving police shootings in the past two weeks. […]
By RICHARD LARDNER Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican-led House approved measures aimed at blocking U.S. companies from selling commercial passenger aircraft to Tehran. By voice vote July 7, a week before the one-year anniversary of the Iran nuclear deal, lawmakers passed two amendments directed at Chicago-based Boeing, which had offered Iranian airlines three […]
By Collin Binkley Associated Press BOSTON (AP) — He came to America on a student visa, earned a master’s degree from Babson College and is now starting a new business, but Abhinav Sureka worries that he’ll have to return to India. To stay, he needs an H-1B visa, a temporary work permit typically obtained through […]
By Wayne Chan Northwest Asian Weekly Some of you may have run across a recent video that’s gone viral — of a trainer, lining up a group of employees working for a Chinese Bank and spanking them with a wooden paddle in front of their peers for poor performance evaluations. It’s a shocking display. It’s […]
By Staff Northwest Asian Weekly Seattle’s 41st annual Dragon Fest kicks off on July 16 — it’s the biggest Pan-Asian festival in the Pacific Northwest celebrating the culture and food in the Chinatown International District (CID). This two-day festival at Hing Hay Park includes lion and dragon dances, Japanese musicians, martial arts groups, Asian drill […]