U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Office of International Trade Associate Administrator Gabriel Esparza, along with SBA Regional Administrator Michael Fong, visited business leaders in the Northwest on April 18 and 19 to discuss export opportunities for small businesses.
By Kai Curry Northwest Asian Weekly “My name is Ha’aheo Auwae-Dekker. I’m going to be graduating from Seattle University in a month…I’m a 22-year-old filmmaker. I’m the middle child of five kids to my wonderful mother. I’m originally from Moku O Keawe, the Big Island of Hawai’i.” This newly fledged and about-to-be-released into the world […]
By H. Stuart Elway / Crosscut.com REPUBLISHED WITH PERMISSION Bruce Harrell has been mayor for just over 100 days and is off to an encouraging start, according to the latest Crosscut/Elway Poll. Twice as many Seattle voters were encouraged (40%) than were discouraged (19%) by what they have seen so far from the new mayor […]
AleXa, a K-pop artist who represented her home state of Oklahoma, was crowned the winner of NBC’s “American Song Contest” on May 9. AleXa’s original song “Wonderland” won America and the National Jury’s vote for best hit song. “Wonderland” has been the most streamed song from the competition with over 2.7 million streams. AleXa will […]
Pacific Northwest artist Naoko Morisawa made a trio of boxes with pink waves for the City of Des Moines Traffic Box Project. The boxes will be placed at the northeast corner of South Kent-Des Moines Road and Pacific Highway.
James Hong, one of the most prolific Asian American actors in history, got a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on May 10. Hong, 93, who was joined by celebrity guest speakers, including Daniel Dae Kim, unveiled his star in a ceremony, becoming one of just 19 people of Asian descent to make it […]
The Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce has announced plans to conduct a search for their new president/CEO, as well as leadership transitions in the meantime. The board appointed Samantha Le as the interim president/CEO. Le was a long-time member of the Chamber and joined as the executive vice president in the fall of 2021. Parties […]
Washington State Grand Master Cho Ki Seung executed his rank testing at the headquarters of World Taekwondo in Seoul, South Korea and received his official 9th Degree Dan Certificate last month. Rising to the rank of 9th Degree Black Belt is an extraordinary achievement that only a few martial artists ever attain. Cho immigrated to […]
By Mahlon Meyer Northwest Asian Weekly If you’ve been to Volunteer Park, you may have unwittingly been exposed to American propaganda about some of its worst deeds. A panel of academics from the University of Washington on May 7 met to justify a decision by the city to take down a commemorative plaque last year. […]
Content provided by Comcast May is Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month, which gives us an opportunity to recognize the excellence and resilience of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the U.S. Throughout the month, Comcast NBCUniversal will be highlighting the diversity and impact of AAPI communities, with a focus on spreading awareness and […]