By John Liu NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY My friend, Amos, Dhairya, and I had been planning to head to Muckleshoot Casino in Auburn to check out their new VRcade. Muckleshoot partnered with VR Studios to become the first casino in the nation to bring wireless Virtual Reality gaming to its guests. With the Northwest Asian Weekly’s […]
Seven-hundred-fifty people attended the memorial for Al Sugiyama on Jan. 29 at Fisher Pavilion at Seattle Center. The Reverend Jerry Shigaki led the invocation. Daughter Mari Sugiyama shared memories and lessons from her father. Bob Watt, Dick Sugiyama, Warren Furutani, Merritt Long, and Daniel Miyaki also spoke. In 1989, Al Sugiyama was the first Asian […]
ACRS Food Bank clients enjoyed a treat in late December. Jerry and Charlene Lee, Cordell Lui, MG2 Foundation, Toys for Kids, Tai Tung, and all of their friends delivered 450 roast chickens, hot congee, and bags of rice, to those in need during the holiday season. This is the 10th year for this special event.
Tony Award-winning costume designer Willa Kim died on Dec. 23 on Vashon Island, where she had been staying with a niece, according to the New York Times. She was 99 and had been in poor health. Born Wullah Mei Ok Kim in 1917 to Korean immigrants, Kim attended the Chouinard Art Institute (now the California […]
Sharon Pian Chan has been named vice president of innovation, product, and development for The Seattle Times, effective January 2017. She first joined The Seattle Times as an intern and spent many years as a reporter. Chan is currently director of journalism initiatives and deputy managing editor for audience development. In her new role, Chan […]
Chow Lee has been named the CEO of Athena University in Seattle. Athena University is a subsidiary of MingDao University of Taiwan. Lee is responsible for the operations of the Seattle campus and its overseas locations in China, Taiwan, Thailand, and Hong Kong. He earned his MBA from the University of Alberta and a BA […]
The Seattle chapter of the National Association of Asian American Professionals (NAAAP) and MulvannyG2 Architecture entertained seniors on Dec. 22. The caroling event was held at Keiro Northwest Nursing Home and Kin On Health Care Center for its residents. After caroling, gifts were handed out and attendees enjoyed light refreshments.
The Puyallup Valley Chapter of the Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) hosted its annual mochitsuki (pounding rice to make mochi/rice cakes) on Dec. 3. The public got to observe and participate in making this traditional Japanese treat. Fifty pounds of rice and five rice cookers provided a morning of mochi making, conversation, and catching up […]
The Seattle JACL and the Consul General of Japan gathered on Nov. 10 to celebrate retiring Congressman Jim McDermott’s 28 years of service, and his support and advocacy for the local Japanese community. Consul General Masahiro Omura read a letter of appreciation from Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida, community representatives shared their appreciation and stories, and […]
By BULLIT MARQUEZ Associated Press BATANGAS, Philippines (AP) — A powerful typhoon blew out of the northern Philippines on Dec. 26 after killing at least six people and spoiling Christmas in several provinces, where more than 380,000 people abandoned celebrations at home to reach emergency shelters and other safer grounds. Typhoon Nock-Ten cut power […]