The Kent City Council unanimously approved Mayor Suzette Cooke’s appointment of Kim Komoto as the City Clerk on Oct. 5. Komoto will start Oct. 17. Komoto succeeds Ronald Moore, who resigned in June. Komoto has served as a legal analyst for the City Attorney’s office since 2010 and brings to her new role years of […]
One-hundred-and-thirty friends of Elsie Leilani Taniguchi gathered at the Mercer Island Community Center on Oct. 2 for her 80th birthday celebration. Taniguchi was the former longtime president of the Puyallup Valley Japanese American Citizens League (JACL). Friends say she loves to play the ukulele, dance the hula, and Obon Odori.
The concrete sign at Donnie Chin International Children’s Park has been updated to reflect the park’s new name. The sign formerly read “International Children’s Park” — the original name of the park, on the northeast corner of Seventh Avenue and South Lane streets. It was officially renamed over the summer after the late first responder […]
Gov. Jay Inslee announced appointees to various boards and commissions in late September. Faaluaina Pritchard was appointed to Clover Park Technical College Board of Trustees. She has served as the executive director of Korean Women’s Association and the Asia Pacific Cultural Center. Jing (Josephine) Ko was appointed to the Rehabilitation Council, Washington state. Amadeo Tiam […]
By Staff Northwest Asian Weekly After serving the community of Fresno, Calif. for over 93 years, Louie Kee Market has announced that it will close its doors on Oct. 31. Family patriarch and store owner Sherman Louie, 88, said it’s time. “This store has been my life, and I have no regrets about that because […]
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A community center catering to Las Vegas’ Asian community that opened only two months ago has been gutted by a fire. Las Vegas fire officials say crews responded late Oct. 8 to several 911 calls reporting a fire at the Asian Culture Center. Firefighters say there was already heavy smoke and […]
By Eric Talmadge Associated Press PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — With a tightly controlled state media, little access to outside information and a deeply instilled belief that whoever runs the White House is bound to be their sworn enemy, North Koreans aren’t expecting much from the U.S. presidential elections — if they know about them […]
BEIJING (AP) — Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Partners and Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group’s media arm announced a partnership on Oct. 9 to co-produce films for global audiences. The deal adds to a multibillion-dollar string of Chinese ventures with Hollywood studios to capture more of the profits from China’s growing media market. Alibaba Pictures will acquire […]
Not to be confused with Bill Bryant — the man running for governor of Washington state — Bill Bryant, the entrepreneur and local startup investor, has some impressive feathers in the cap of his own.
By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly The 11th Seattle South Asian Film Festival (SSAF) starts on Oct. 14, and according to festival director Kiran Dhillon, it’s taking on more tasks and more territory than ever. “Festival goers will especially enjoy our Opening Night program, on Oct. 14 at Seattle Art Museum (SAM) with the screening […]