By LOUISE WATT Associated Press BEIJING (AP) — Zhang Yimou says the disappointing U.S. performance of the biggest budget China-U.S. co-production to date, “The Great Wall,” may have been down to a weak story, but he hopes other filmmakers won’t be put off from attempting such ambitious Hollywood-Chinese collaboration. “The actors are all very good; […]
By Cindy Domingo My family has been involved with Alaska cannery workers since my father immigrated to the United States in the 1920s. We are a family of three generations of workers, which is not unusual in Seattle’s Filipino community. By the 1970s, about one out of five Filipino families on the West Coast sent […]
Johnny Damon, Daniel Dae Kim, Duy-Loan Le, and Sonita Lontoh were present at the dinner to acknowledge their achievements.
Nathan and Karen Chen are not related, but they think that the questions about their common last names are funny.
By Staff NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY The month of May is Hepatitis Awareness Month and the International Community Health Service (ICHS) wants to you take action, especially if you are part of the Asian American and immigrant communities. Though we only make up 5 percent of the total U.S. population, Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific […]
By Staff NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY A memorial service will be held on Saturday, May 20 for Julie Locke (Bo Kam Ng), the mother of former Washington governor Gary Locke. She died on April 6 in her home at age 90, after battling Parkinson’s for 40 years. The third oldest among 10 children, Julie was born […]
By GENE JOHNSON Associated Press SEATTLE (AP) — A Seattle police officer has been charged with helping to smuggle hundreds of pounds of marijuana to Baltimore. Alex Chapackdee, a 44-year-old patrol officer who’s been with the department since 2000, was arrested on May 6. According to a federal criminal complaint unsealed on May 8, he […]
By Arlene Kiyomi Dennistoun Northwest Asian Weekly Four-hundred-fifty people filled the Renton Pavilion on Saturday, May 13 for a fundraiser with a $25,000 goal to buy replicas of Congressional Gold Medals for the Filipino Veterans (FilVet) of World War II. These men remain unrecognized for their wartime military service 75 years ago. Their service included […]
By Tim Gruver NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY We have only 24 hours each day to choose what news we read and that includes our country’s decision makers. Each morning, American officials across the country are handed a single briefing in the form of a printed booklet, detailing the news and information they need to know. Curating what […]
By LYNN THOMPSON Seattle Times BELLEVUE, Wash. (AP) — Moses Shiong didn’t feel supported at home. His parents, Hmong refugees from Laos, didn’t seem to understand their American son. He said they were disappointed that he wasn’t a traditional first son, strong, showing no weakness. His mentors said the parents didn’t seem to notice him […]