When asked about growing up Korean in New Jersey, actor Aaron Yoo, an upcoming star of the “StartUp” TV show playing now on the online Crackle network, waxed philosophical and comparative.
By Robert H. Kim Professor Emeritus, Western Washington University Despite international sanctions and warnings, North Korea conducted its fifth round of nuclear tests on Sept. 9, threatening the security of not only the Korean Peninsula, but also the world. The international community surmises that North Korean leader Kim Jung-eun continues to conduct nuclear tests despite […]
By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Twelve families of students of Washington state charter schools have intervened in a lawsuit filed by several unions and organizations against the state of Washington. The parents are seeking to join the state in defending a charter public school law enacted this past year. “We have a significant problem […]
By Stacy Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly Property theft and robbery in Seattle has recently experienced an uptick across the board — however, one concerning pattern that has emerged is that Asian women in their 60s and older are being targeted, specifically because they are a vulnerable population. “We have robbery victims of all ages, genders,” said […]
By Janice Nesamani Northwest Asian Weekly The Seattle Museum of Flight provided the perfect backdrop to lift off into the world of Soyeon Yi. South Korea’s first astronaut, who happens to be a woman, has an energy about her that’s hard to contain. Perhaps, that’s what launched her from Gwangju, South Korea into outer space. […]
By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly How often do you see Chinese immigrants avoid singing America’s national anthem? Let’s face it. An immigrant is more inclined to sing their motherland’s national song than that of their adopted country. As an immigrant, I have to admit, our national anthem is not easy to master. I know […]
“It seems like the city [of Seattle] only comes to Chinatown when they need to use us and pit us against other disenfranchised communities.” That was the testimony of Sonny Nguyen from API Food Fight Club at a Sept. 6 Seattle City Council meeting to consider a homeless ordinance that could drastically change how the […]