Seattle Chinese Garden held its annual Bamboo Circle celebration on Aug. 4 to thank supporters and raise funds for its upcoming teahouse, as well as for ongoing projects and garden maintenance. Guests included Seattle Deputy Mayors Monisha Harrell and Greg Wong. A reception was held at the Garden’s courtyard, followed by a dinner buffet and […]
Actor Yuji Okumoto threw out the ceremonial first pitch on Aug. 8 at the San Diego Padres game against the Giants on Japanese Heritage Celebration night. Okumoto is best known as Chozen Toguchi in The Karate Kid—who played Daniel LaRusso’s (Ralph Macchio) rival. Okumoto will be returning to that role in season 5 of Cobra […]
Janet Yang has been elected president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the group’s board of governors announced on Aug. 2—making her the first Asian American to lead the film academy. Yang, the 66-year-old producer of “The Joy Luck Club,” becomes the fourth woman to lead the organization behind the Oscars. Yang […]
Local business owner Beth Johnson released a book late last month titled, “Lend to Live: Earn Hassle-Free Passive Income in Real Estate with Private Money Lending.” Co-authored with Alexandria Breshears, the book details how to create financial freedom and passive income in real estate as a private money lender. Johnson, who is Vietnamese American and […]
Susan Li will become CFO of Meta—the parent company of Facebook—on Nov. 1.
Li, 36, has served as the VP of finance at Meta since 2008.
Business Impact Northwest (BINW), and Amazon are joining forces to help small businesses prosper as they recover from the challenges of COVID-19.
Security has been stepped up at a video game store in the Chinatown-International District, after another break-in.
The last two former Minneapolis police officers who were convicted of violating George Floyd’s civil rights during his May 2020 killing were sentenced on July 27 in federal court to three and 3 1/2 years—penalties that a judge said reflected their level of culpability in a case that sparked worldwide protests as part of a reckoning over racial injustice.
China cut off contacts with the United States on vital issues on Aug. 5— including military matters and crucial climate cooperation — as concerns rose that the Communist government’s hostile reaction to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s Taiwan visit could signal a lasting, more aggressive approach toward its U.S. rival and the self-ruled island.
Hiroshima on Aug. 6 remembered the atomic bombing 77 years ago as officials, including the head of the United Nations, warned against nuclear weapons buildup and as fears grow of another such attack amid Russia’s war on Ukraine.