By Melissa Tanji AP Wire Service WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) — In a single-car garage on Vineyard Street in Wailuku, a young Iola Caldito learned the hula. Taught by the late Elizabeth Lum Ho, the 6-year-old found a passion and never let go. “I loved hula from the very start,” said Iola Caldito Balubar, now 68, […]
Satnam Singh is the first player born in India to be selected in the NBA draft. He’s headed to Texas after the Dallas Mavericks took him with the 52nd pick.The 7-foot-2 Singh, who wears a size-22 basketball sneaker, has spent the last five seasons playing at IMG Academy in Florida. He came to the U.S. […]
By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Pan, Lee set to compete at U.S. Open There’s a lot of pressure in your last quarter of college. It’s filled with anxiety and pressure. University of Washington senior, and men’s golfer, Cheng-Tsung Pan had a lot of both as he tried to qualify for the U.S. Open Golf […]
By Capt, Hobbes Buchanan, San Juan Island Whale & Wildlife Tours, and Michael Harris, Puget Sound Express Whale Watching Seattle/Edmonds To whale watchers in Washington State and British Columbia, the recent oil spill in Vancouver’s English Bay was a wake-up call. While a container ship bled bunker fuel into the bay, three hours passed before Canadian […]
MONTREAL (AP) — Seven members of an Asia-based organized crime syndicate have been arrested for exploiting more than 500 women mostly from China and Korea in a prostitution ring that spanned Canada, authorities said Thursday. The ring operated in Halifax, Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, Winnipeg, Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver, authorities said after a year-long investigation. Two […]
By Paul Wiseman AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — Cheaper, better robots will replace human workers in the world’s factories at a faster pace over the next decade, pushing manufacturing labor costs down 16 percent, a report Tuesday said. The Boston Consulting Group predicts that investment in industrial robots will grow 10 percent a year […]
The Consulate General of Japan in Seattle recognized contributions to Japan-US relations Jan. 22. In a ceremony held during the New Year’s Reception at the Official Residence recipients were awarded the Consul General’s Commendation.
By Vivian Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly I am seldom interested in reality television, but there’s something intriguing about reality shows that feature all-Asian <!–more–>casts. Whether it looks like a train wreck or a show with actual value, there’s a surefire guarantee I’ll watch it. So what’s the latest reality show I’ve been following? The reality […]
By Foster Stockwell The Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA), located in New York City’s Chinatown, is holding a unique exhibit of the distinguished Lee family, and chronicles the family’s experiences in America over a period from the late 1860s to the present.
By Katie Wong SYLP Equal rights can also be referred to as human rights (rights held by everyone without the restriction of the government.) Only nineteen out of the fifty states in the United States recognize same-sex marriage. Several states have tried to bar federal