MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippines’ Department of Health declared the country’s outbreak of dengue to be a national epidemic on Aug. 6. The agency said Health Secretary Francisco Duque III made the declaration to improve the response to the outbreak by allowing local governments to draw on a special Quick Response Fund. It said […]
A Tale of two Seattles — now and then: Japan Airlines returns to Seattle after 27 years
By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly When Japan Airlines (JAL) ended its Seattle flight in 1992, most people assumed it had more to do with JAL. Now that JAL has resumed its Seattle flight, the story unfolds a different reality — it has more to do with Seattle. What happened to Seattle during the past […]
NHRA Hall of Famer Al Young
On Jan. 12, Al Young was inducted into the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA), Northwest Division “Hall of Fame.” Young was the first Asian American World Champion race car driver. He retired after teaching high school for 37 years in the Seattle Public Schools, instructing subjects ranging from Auto Shop, Physical Education, Film Study, and […]
World’s oldest man, 113, dies at his home in northern Japan
By MARI YAMAGUCHI Associated Press TOKYO (AP) — The world’s oldest man has died at his home — a hot springs inn — in northern Japan at the age of 113. Masazo Nonaka died in the early hours on Jan. 20 while sleeping at home in Ashoro on Japan’s northern main island of Hokkaido, his […]
Will 85°C Bakery Café destroy ID bakeries?
Seattle’s International District (ID) has long been known as a haven for Asian snacks, desserts, and drinks. But for old-school eateries that have been in the neighborhood for a long time, the presence of the new 85°C Bakery Café could be detrimental to their livelihood.
Upcoming Paper Tigers film represents local API community
There may be debates as to how to keep the momentum going after the success of the Crazy Rich Asians movie. What is not up for debate is that to encourage equal representation of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (APIs) in Hollywood, the momentum must continue.
UW student Shree Saini wins Miss India Worldwide 2018
University of Washington senior Shree Saini was crowned Miss India Worldwide 2018 at a pageant held in New Jersey in December. She represented the United States with national winners from over 42 countries. The Punjab native, who moved to Washington when she was 7, had a pacemaker implanted at the age of 12 and was […]
Premiums for new paid family program start this week
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Employers and employees in Washington state are now paying into a new paid family leave program, and benefits from the program will begin in 2020. As of Jan. 1, premiums of 0.4 percent of wages will be collected, with 63 percent paid by employees and 37 percent paid by the employers. […]
New president and VP at Keiro NW board
Keiro Northwest announced on Dec. 14 that Tomio Moriguchi, former CEO of Uwajimaya and co-founder of Keiro Northwest, accepted the position of board president. Outgoing Board President Frank Fukui said, “Tomio and his contemporaries did what was once thought impossible, and Keiro is still here despite the challenges of the industry and the changes to […]
ACRS music video
Asian Counseling and Referral Service (ACRS) released its very first music video about the agency in November. The original song “The First One There,” performed by AAPI musicians Daniel Pak and Geo Quibuyen, looks at how ACRS came to be, what it has stood for over the last 45 years, and its role in the […]
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