By Nina Huang NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY Every year, there is no shortage of amazing feats accomplished by Asian Americans around the country. Aside from all the bad things that happened in 2016, these individuals took it to another level and achieved greatness. This list highlights 10 of those amazing accomplishments. 10. For the third year […]
Compiled by Staff NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY 10. Streetcar On Feb. 13, Seattle Mayor Ed Murray and community leaders celebrated the First Hill Streetcar’s start-of-service with a party full of lion dancing, firecrackers, and red envelopes. The streetcar line, which runs along Jackson street through the International District (ID), connects the ID to Pioneer Square and […]
Kert Lin’s boisterous fourth-graders at Lakeridge Elementary arrive well before the bell to help prepare for class or to go over math problems from their last assignment.
Last week, eight hungry souls bundled up in thick jackets, with Seahawks hats and scarves, were hovering around the Uwajimaya Food Court in the International District. I recognized one of them as my former mentee.
By Assunta Ng NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY The contrasting emotions between the two generations of King Donuts, a family business, couldn’t be more obvious at its farewell party last weekend. Located at 9232 Rainier Avenue South, King Donuts announced early this year that the husband and wife owners, Chea Pol and Heng Hay, would be retiring […]
Aegis Living made the list of the Top 50 Best Places to Work in 2017, according to Glassdoor. This is the first time that a senior living company has been named on the list. “We’re a high touch business, nurturing more than 2,000 seniors,” said Aegis Living Founder and CEO Dwayne Clark. “We’re amazingly honored […]
Takakiro Miura has been promoted to general manager of Kinokuniya Book Stores of America. Miura, who moved to the United States from Tokyo a year ago, has worked for Kinokuniya for 4 years. The Kinokuniya bookstore in Seattle’s Uwajimaya celebrated its 25th anniversary last month. The former general manager, Shigekazu Watanabe, recently transferred to Texas.
Hing Hay Coworks held its first ever AAPI Arts & Crafts Fair on Dec. 10. More than 15 unique vendors and artisans offered their crafts for sale. There was live music, a Filipino food truck (Che Bogz), free holiday treats provided, and photos with Asian Santa Claus for the kids. All proceeds will go toward […]
The consul general of Japan in Seattle, Masahiro Omura, held a birthday celebration at his personal residence on Dec. 8 to celebrate the birthday of Japanese Emperor Akihito, who officially turns 84 on Dec. 23. State Sen. Karen Fraser was invited to offer a toast in front of the nearly 200 people who attended. Fraser […]
Harnarayan Singh made history last month as the first Sikh to broadcast an NHL game in English. Singh called the Nov. 30 game between the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Calgary Flames — becoming the first Sikh to broadcast in English, according to the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC). It was a dream come true for […]