On July 14, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., a ping pong tournament was hosted at Hing Hay Park in Seattle’s International District. It was an all-ages event and consisted of three tables. Future tournaments will also take place on Aug. 11 and Sept. 8.
On July 14 and 15, the Danny Woo Community Garden held its 42nd annual pig roast. The pig roast is the brainchild of the late Bob Santos, who came up with the idea of constructing a roasting pit in the center of the garden in order to host an annual celebration for friends, family, and […]
On July 15 and 16, Seattle’s Chinatown/International District hosted Dragon Fest, an event that featured numerous cultural performances — including dragon and lion dances, Korean drumming, and martial arts demonstrations — as well as a food walk with more than 40 participating restaurants. Dragon Fest is the largest pan-Asian celebration in the Northwest.
On July 15 and 16, Bon Odori took place at the Seattle Betsuin Buddhist Temple. Bon Odori is a traditional Japanese summer festival in which ancestors are remembered and honored. Bon Odori is an official Seafair festival and featured traditional Japanese music, dress, and dancing. The event also had food booths, as well as taiko […]
On July 13, Taiwanese American Professionals–Seattle (TAP–Seattle) hosted a wine tasting social at the Fika House Kafe in Bellevue. In addition to wine, the networking event also featured food catered by 99 Park restaurant in Bellevue. TAP–Seattle is a nonprofit that enhances the Taiwanese American community by networking individuals interested in professional and career development, […]
By CAROLINE SPIEZIO Associated Press LONDON (AP) — In a bid to reinvigorate sales in the massive Chinese market, British luxury fashion brand Burberry this year used a strategy that has paid off handsomely: ramping up advertising on China’s popular WeChat social media app. Burberry saw a 4 percent rise in overall sales in the […]
TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s public broadcaster NHK apologized over a cartoon with Adolf Hitler’s face that was printed on a T-shirt worn by a talk show guest. The black T-shirt worn by entrepreneur Takafumi Horie also carried a “No war” message on one side and a peace symbol on the cartoon Hitler’s chest. Horie was […]
On July 14, Seattle Mayor Ed Murray and Councilmember M. Lorena González (position 9, citywide) announced the selection process and search committee for the director of the Office of Police Accountability and the civilian inspector general, the first under newly-passed police accountability legislation. The search committee and its two subcommittees have been formed with representatives […]
The Tacoma City Council is looking to fill three positions on the Tacoma Area Commission on Disabilities. Youth between the ages of 16 and 18 are encouraged to apply. The Tacoma Area Commission on Disabilities consists of 11 volunteers from Tacoma and Pierce County with a variety of experiences and expertise. The commission advises City […]
By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly “I was a musical theater baby,” remembers theater director Malika Oyetimein, about growing up in Philadelphia. “I still love musicals.” But she says, “I found that in high school, I was cast in racially typical roles like ‘the maid,’ and I didn’t want to do that anymore. So I got involved with […]