The Northwest Nikkei Museum (NNM), part of the Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Washington, on July 16 hosted local fourth-generation Japanese American artist activist Erin Shigaki, as part of its Speaker Series.
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 […]
Taiwanese-Canadian comedian Ed Hill released his first comedy special, which is now available on Amazon Prime and Apple TV+. The special, which was originally scheduled for a live audience last spring, was changed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Over a long and distinguished career at Microsoft, Scott Oki served as vice president of sales and marketing, promoted the company throughout the world, and oversaw as many as 3,000 employees at once.
He’s owned a record label, owned a music promotion company, and owned and ran a clothing store. He’s played in several rock bands, coordinating concerts, albums, and videos. He’s masterminded charity drives.
Two new films about Wuhan were released on Jan. 22, the eve of the anniversary of the start of a 76-day lockdown in the central Chinese city where the coronavirus was first detected. How they were released and who their audiences are stand in stark contrast.
“At the start of [the virus outbreak,] we were in California, in Indian Wells. A girl on the street saw my husband and I walking in the street, and was loudly wondering what ‘the Asians’ were doing out. That we should be staying locked in and we already spread it.
Even before “Fresh Off the Boat’’ hit the airwaves on ABC in February 2015, the show was facing pressure that other new shows weren’t.
The heavy thud of punches and kicks smacking punching bags could be heard through the walls of a gym for Muay Thai, a martial arts fighting style from Thailand.
Local performer and writer Susan Lieu had her one-woman drama “140 LBS: How Beauty Killed My Mother” pretty much perfected, in terms of performance, by the time she left town for a 10-city tour. But she didn’t figure on certain kinds of offstage drama.