By Charles Lam Northwest Asian Weekly When Trong Pham was young, he wanted to become an educational ambassador, so he could
On May 24th, 100 transportation professionals met at the Talaris Conference Center in Seattle to celebrate the launching of the new Region 10 University Transportation Center (UTC), the Pacific Northwest Transportation Consortium (PacTrans). PacTrans is a coalition led by the University of Washington under the direction of UW professor Dr. Yinhai Wang. The coalition includes […]
By Tiffany Ran Northwest Asian Weekly Ten years ago, upon the Chinese Information and Service Center (CISC)’s 30th anniversary, a timeline for the organization was drawn up, but current Executive Director Alaric Bien insists that much more can be added.
Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience received a $170,833 grant for its “Honoring a Legacy, Forging a Future: Preserving the Stories and Collections of World War II Veterans and Internees” project, from the Japanese American Confinement Sites Grant Program. The national 4-year-old grant program, established to protect U.S. confinement sites where Japanese […]
By Staff Northwest Asian Weekly Col. Janice Mano Lehman passed away on the morning of March 11 after a nine-year battle with lung cancer. She was 48. Mano Lehman grew up in Seattle and attended Renton High School, graduating in 1982. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Washington State University, where she […]
Recent donation of collection of Frank C. Hirahara Family gives idea of life in post-war Portland A collection from the post-World War II era has been donated to Oregon Nikkei Legacy Center from the family of Frank C. Hirahara. While internees did return and resettle in Portland when released from camps including Minidoka after WWII, […]
By Stacy Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly Paul Ishii is president-elect of the Rotary Club of Seattle. With about 675 members, it’s the largest rotary club internationally, and it is the fourth oldest.<!–more–> Ishii is a Federal Way resident and currently general manager of the Mayflower Park Hotel in Seattle, a position he has held […]
In honor of its 35th anniversary, Oliver’s Lounge at the Mayflower Park Hotel in Seattle celebrated with a party that included live music and free crabcakes and martinis.
By Stacy Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly Last Monday, June 13, it was announced that Burmese American Rich Cho, 45, will take over as general manager (GM) of the Charlotte Bobcats, only the third GM in its history. Cho replaces Rod Higgins, who was promoted to the position of president of basketball operations. Cho will report […]
Dr. Arun Raha first arrived in Washington state from Kanpur, India, 26 years ago to earn his Doctor of Philosophy in Economics at Washington