SEATTLE – The Japanese American Citizens League, Seattle Chapter (Seattle JACL) is offering a total of $20,000 in scholarships for six incoming and/or current college students. Interested candidates may apply at seattlejacl.org/scholarships until March 1. Here are the scholarships available: Aki Kurose Memorial Scholarship – $3,000 The Minoru Tamesa and Bunshiro Tazuma Scholarships – $3,000 […]
Playing a man who lives as a woman most of the time, a man who must convincingly pass as a woman to succeed in life, doesn’t come easy.
“A Silent Voice” hits the big screen in and around Seattle as one of the most widely-praised anime features in recent years — and from one of the very few female anime feature directors. It approaches the lives of the handicapped in Japan, what’s going right and wrong, and bullying issues to boot. It’s been supported by the Japanese deaf community. While I found the film uneven in its approach and its overall tone, it deserves attention and support for the following reasons.
With the midterm elections behind us, civic engagement groups are looking forward to the upcoming 2019 legislative session for our state.
Sefia’s childhood was not like most. Growing up, she and her parents stayed under the radar and they taught her what to do in case anything ever happened to them. And when something does happen — a few years after her mother died from illness, her father is brutally murdered — she flees to the wilderness with her aunt Nin.
Asian Americans throughout Washington are alarmed that Gov. Jay Inslee would deny the public a right to vote on Initiative 1000, which qualified earlier this month for the ballot, by pushing for a quick vote on it by the legislature.
By SALLY HO Associated Press SEATTLE (AP) — Washington Gov. and likely presidential candidate Jay Inslee proposed on Jan. 8 a public health insurance option for state residents, the latest action by a Democratic governor to address Trump administration health policies they say are keeping people from getting the care they need. Inslee said he […]
KIRKLAND, Wash. (AP) — The Kirkland Police Department has ruled that their officers did not violate internal policy when they helped the owner of a frozen-yogurt shop expel a Black man, Byron Ragland, from the store in November. The Seattle Times reports the department said on Jan. 11 that officers handled the call in accordance […]
By Assunta NgNORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY This year, I have picked one resolution, but it’s an ambitious one— a year of relaxation. It is straightforward, but it is hard for people, living in the digital era, to strive for. The purpose is to focus on loosening up myself mentally and physically, undisturbed by short and long-term […]
By StaffNORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY SEATTLE — Members of the Vietnamese community protested what they say are efforts by the Trump administration to deport certain Vietnamese immigrants. Community members and elected leaders gathered in Seattle Chinatown-International District on Jan. 11th to rally against the Trump administration’s efforts to renege on a 2008 Repatriation Agreement that supports […]