By Mari Yamaguchi Associated Press TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo Olympic organizers on Tuesday decided to scrap the logo for the 2020 Games following another allegation its Japanese designer might have used copied materials. Reversing their earlier support for designer Kenjiro Sano against allegations of plagiarizing the design, the organizers said the decision came after new […]
The Layup Drill — Summer heats up with a lot of big news this month
By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Welcome to another edition of The Layup Drill. It’s a packed edition with a no-hitter, golf prodigies, and we start with our favorite NBA player Jeremy Lin.
Angry fans: ‘South Korean soccer is dead’
By The Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea (AP) – Disappointed South Korean fans have expressed their anger toward the national team as it made its return home following an early exit from the World Cup in Brazil.
Japan’s oldest Olympian, at 70, will compete again
By Nesha Starcvic The Associated Press FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — When Hiroshi Hoketsu first went to the Olympics in 1964, he was 23 and the games were in his native Tokyo. Now nearly 71, Hoketsu will be going to the Olympics again this summer — to compete, not to watch.
N. Parthasarathi is new consul general of India, San Francisco
N. Parthasarathi joined the Consulate General of India in San Francisco on Oct. 13, replacing Susmita Thomas. From October 2008 to September 2011, Parthasarathi served as Ambassador of India to Senegal. He was also concurrently accredited as Ambassador of India to Mali, Mauritania, Guinea Bissau, and Cape Verde islands, as well as high commissioner of […]