By GRANT PECK Associated Press BANGKOK (AP) — Prem Tinsulanonda, who as an army commander, prime minister and adviser to the royal palace was one of Thailand’s most influential political figures over four decades, died on May 26 at age 98. A statement from the palace said Prem died of heart failure at Bangkok’s Phra […]
CISC brought together 300 community leaders at its 47th annual Friendship Dinner & Auction on May 18.
By Staff NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY Approximately 50 people attended a special meeting of the Asian Pacific Directors Coalition (APDC). The May 16 meeting, attended by Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan, Deputy Mayor Michael Fong, Assistant Police Chief Steve Hirjak, and Office of Economic Development Director Bobby Lee, was a discussion on what the City of Seattle […]
Cathay Post 186 hosted its annual Memorial Day Observance May 27 at Hing Hay Park. The event honored the Asian Americans from Seattle who gave their lives during World War II, and included a performance by the Seattle Chinese Drill Team.
By Staff NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY Thirty-nine community-based organizations will receive $950,000 to provide nonpartisan voter outreach in historically underrepresented communities, as part of the 2019-2020 Voter Education Fund. The Voter Education Fund is a government, philanthropic, and community partnership led by King County Elections and Seattle Foundation to remove barriers to voting in underserved and […]
Memorizing a 68-page monologue might sound like an impossible mountain to climb. But for Filipino film star Jake Macapagal, that was all in a day’s work.
One might say that the life and career of Sharon Lee, founding executive director of the Low Income Housing Institute (LIHI), has been a crusade against homelessness.
By TERRY TANG Associated Press Asian superheroes—assemble. Marvel Comics is giving ink to an unprecedented team-up of its mightiest Asian and Asian American heroes, also known as the new Agents of Atlas. Established icons like martial arts master Shang-Chi and newbies like Wave, the newest Filipino superhero, will team up in a stand-alone, five-part comic […]
Director Heather Tsui’s debut film “Long Time No Sea” dives into the microcosm of a young Tao boy, Manawei (Chung Chia-chun), and his simple, yet impoverished life as he is raised by his grandmother on Orchid Island.
It’s got an adorable hero from an iconic media brand who is voiced by a proven box office master at snark. But, somehow, “Pokemon Detective Pikachu’’ never really gets arresting.