At the 38th Annual Seattle Cherry Blossom & Japanese Cultural Festival held on April 21-23, people of all cultures flooded the Seattle Center Armory to learn about Japanese culture and to watch a reenactment of the 1997 attempt to break the world record for the longest sushi roll.
“You won’t believe it,” said one of the lady ushers to an audience member, before the balcony opened up for seating. “They’ve redesigned it inside so it looks exactly like a nightclub.”
Born in China is the 10th film from Walt Disney Studio’s independent film group, Disneynature.
By Staff NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY The Asian Pacific Islander (API) Heritage Month Celebration will be held at the Seattle Center Armory on May 7 from 11:45 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Organizers are expecting 15 performances on stage this year. The headliner is a Filipino a capella group called Filharmonic — they were featured in the movie Pitch […]
The University of Washington (UW)’s Khmer Student Association marked its 21st annual Cambodian New Year Show on April 15.
By Stacy Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly On the morning of April 24, City of Seattle Department of Neighborhoods representatives came down to the Seattle Indian Center (SIC), ostensibly to go through a three-part agenda that included introductions, a presentation, and a Q&A session — ostensibly to productively discuss the City’s new community outreach model and to […]
By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Noel Francisco was named as the nominee to be the solicitor general for President Donald Trump’s administration. It is a key position within the administration — acting as the attorney for the federal government before the United States Supreme Court. He would be the first Asian American to serve […]
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration has relieved Dr. Vivek Murthy of his duties as U.S. Surgeon General. A spokeswoman for the Department of Health and Human Services says Murthy was asked to resign after “assisting in a smooth transition” under President Donald Trump. Murthy was a holdover from the Obama administration. “While I had hoped […]
By Staff NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY Citing a significant breach of the commitment to a sustainable 2020 Olympics, Japanese and international environmental groups called on April 21 for an urgent independent investigation of the use of tropical formwork plywood in the construction of the new National Olympic Stadium in Tokyo. On April 3, investigators found that […]
By Assunta Ng NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY Far right, far left, center. It’s what divides the recent French election. I am fed up with ideological politics since the recent presidential election in the United States. The only fresh perspective I have is not for the French female presidential candidate Marine Le Pen, but her opponent, Emmanuel […]