The long-awaited celebration to mark the construction of the Japanese torii (gate) in Seward Park will be held on April 2 from 1-2 p.m. The celebration will include taiko drummers, a lion dance, and remarks from elected officials as well as community advocates. The Department of Neighborhoods awarded a planning grant to the Friends of […]
After a two-year hiatus, the University of Washington once again welcomes visitors to view its iconic cherry blossoms. The 29 cherry trees in the Quad usually reach peak bloom during the third week of March. Warmer temperatures and mild weather all factor into when the cherry trees start to blossom and when they reach peak […]
Kent City Councilmember Satwinder Kaur tossed her hat into the ring to run to replace state Sen. Mona Das, who announced last week that she is not running for re-election. Das held the 47th District State Senate seat since being elected in 2018, when she defeated incumbent Joe Fain. Her current term expires Dec. 21, […]
The Kin On Board of Directors has appointed Ketty Hsieh as Chief Executive Officer effective June 1, 2022. Hannah Wong, Kin On Board First Vice President and search committee chair, said, “Ketty’s unique combination of proven success in executive leadership roles, considerable experience in the healthcare field, and deep cultural understanding of the Asian community […]
By Juliet Fang NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY As the current branch manager for Chase Bank in Seattle’s Chinatown-International District (CID), Leslie Holland can be found overseeing the growth of the bank, ensuring her team provides equitable services to the district’s diverse clientele, or grabbing boba from nearby tea shops with her co-workers. “It’s a very exciting […]
Two years into the COVID-19 pandemic, conditions in the U.S. have shown marked signs of improvement. While the Omicron wave brought a massive spike in cases, case counts have declined rapidly since peaking in mid-January, and the latest variant saw milder effects.
A study published in January in the Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine reports that several groups of Asian American elders reported significantly lower levels of life satisfaction and receiving social and emotional support, compared to elders of other races. The study was based on California survey data in 2018 and consisted of […]
Vancouver-based Ed Hill is happy to be back on the road telling jokes across the U.S. and Canada. His comedy tour visits Seattle on Saturday, April 2 at the Jewelbox Theatre.
People across Japan are celebrating the peak cherry blossom viewing season one week after the lifting of COVID-19 restrictions, triggering concerns of a possible virus resurgence.
“What if you could create a show where the third generation has at least some kind of thematic dialogue with the first generation? There’s a sacrifice of that first generation and the burden that it becomes on the third generation…I think every family has a Sunja…regardless if you’re Korean, regardless if you’re from an immigrant family. This experience of leaving a homeland to forge a new life somewhere else because you want a better experience for your children.”