Kikuye Hayashi of Seattle died on Sept. 13. She was 78 years old. “Kiku was one of a kind,” Bill Tashima, a friend of Hayashi, told the Northwest Asian Weekly. “She was a good friend and, in spite of her busy schedule, she always found time for me.” Hayashi was born on Dec. 17, 1942, […]
By Mahlon Meyer Northwest Asian Weekly The long, wide, resounding student union was empty. Inside, several nurses, a check-in attendant sitting beside a table, and a college representative were all waiting. But so far, only a handful of people have shown up to get a vaccine. “I’m so disappointed,” said Helen Lam, the chief vaccinator […]
As part of its $100 million commitment to advance social justice and equity, Comcast announced on Sept. 14 that it will award $1 million in grants to 100 small businesses owned by people of color in King and Pierce Counties, as well as technology and marketing resources to eligible businesses in the area. King and […]
Washington State Book Awards, which honors outstanding books written by Washington state authors, named E.J. Koh of Seattle, the winner of its Biography/Memoir award. Koh translated her mother’s Korean letters into English and incorporated them into her memoir, ‘The Magical Language of Others,’ which was published in 2020.
Canlis recently hired renowned sommelier Linda Milagros Violago to run the restaurant’s wine service, replacing Nelson Daquip, who left in May. Violago is now the first woman in Canlis’s 71-year-old history to head up the award-winning program, which consists of seven sommeliers and around 22,000 bottles. The Winnipeg-born Violago has traveled far and wide during […]
Volunteers helped to distribute 500 boxes of mooncakes to Chinatown seniors last week in celebration of the Mid-Autumn Festival. Entrepreneurs Peter Pang and Jin Zhang donated the mooncakes. The donation and distribution was coordinated by Seniors in Action Foundation. It’s one of the organization’s Mid-Autumn Festival celebrations on Sept. 19 at Joyale Restaurant. King County […]
TIME has named Stop AAPI Hate co-founders, Cynthia Choi, Manjusha Kulkarni, and Russell Jeung to the 2021 TIME 100 annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world. “It is a great honor to be recognized for this award among this list of influential leaders,“ said Kulkarni, who is also the executive director […]
KIRO 7’s Essex Porter interviewed Chinatown leaders on Sept. 20 about Seattle possibly getting its first mayor of Asian heritage in Bruce Harrell. The segment is expected to air in October.
By Leslie Lum and Judith Paquette Bellevue College There is huge buzz about the impact of the pandemic on business startups. In 2020, 4.3 million businesses were started, a 24% increase over 2019. At the end of July 2021, the uptick was even bigger with a 41% increase over 2020. What is even more exciting […]
By STEVE LeBLANC Associated Press BOSTON (AP) — For the first time in 200 years, Boston voters have narrowed the field of mayoral candidates to two women of color who will face off against each other in November. City Councilors Michelle Wu and Annissa Essaibi George topped the five-person race in the Sept. 14 preliminary […]