The City of Seattle’s government-access station Seattle Channel was recognized on June 5, at the Northwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) virtual Emmy Awards ceremony. CityStream’s episode “Healthcare Heroes” won in the Health/Medical – Long Form Content category. The show tells stories from the early days of the fight […]
Gina Chua is the executive editor of Reuters, the world’s largest multimedia news provider. “I’m excited to take on this new role… to continue producing outstanding journalism, modernize our capabilities, and grow our audience and businesses,” said Chua. “We stand poised at the edge of multiple opportunities to expand the reach of our journalists and […]
The Japanese American Remembrance Trail earned a 2021 Association of King County Historical Organizations’ “Excellence in Public Programming Award” for the Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience, National Park Service, and its community partners. Cassie Chinn, deputy executive director of the Wing Luke, received the award during a virtual ceremony last month. […]
Skyline High School student Ketki Ketkar won a bronze medal at the Junior & Cadet World Fencing Championships in Cairo, Egypt. Ketkar, 16, trains at Kaizen Academy in Redmond, run by Kevin Mar. “No one on the world stage knew about her before her bronze at the World Championships,” said Mar. “All they could say […]
Herd or population immunity is a term used to describe when enough people have protection from a virus or bacteria—either from previous infection or vaccination—that it is unlikely the disease can spread. As a result, everyone within the community is protected even if some people don’t have any protection themselves.
The Summer Olympics are scheduled to go forward next month. However, the COVID-19 pandemic casts a concerning cloud on how the events will take place. About 10,000 volunteers scheduled to work at the Tokyo Olympics have dropped out for various reasons, although many cite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
By Andrew Hamlin NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY The incarceration of Japanese Americans in concentration camps during World War II is in itself no secret. But as writer Tamiko Nimura asserted about her work on a new graphic novel of the camps, “I’m hoping that people inside and outside the Japanese American community will see that the […]
By Kai Curry Northwest Asian Weekly The short film “With Whom Shall We Live?” by Long Tran combines footage of Martin Luther King, Jr. and sound bites from Hồ Chí Minh relating to the Vietnam War, along with Vietnamese language oration, to broach the subject of Black and Asian Americans working together to fight racism. […]
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A San Francisco police officer responding to a call about a man making threats to people in Chinatown was attacked by the suspect, who was later arrested on assault and hate crime charges, authorities said. Surveillance video shows the female officer, who is of Asian descent, approach Gerardo Contreras on May […]
By Janice Nesamani NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY In the early hours of June 6, 26 dogs traveled from China through Vancouver, Canada to Seattle. They are the latest pack to be rescued by China Rescue Dogs, a nonprofit that conducts international rescues exclusively from China—bringing dogs, destined to be killed, to the United States where they […]