By Yuri Kageyama and Peter Svensson The Associated Press TOKYO, JAPAN (AP) — Japan’s Softbank has agreed to buy 70 percent of Sprint for $20.1 billion, giving the struggling U.S. cellphone company an infusion of cash and confidence.
By Marge Wang For the Northwest Asian Weekly We, the citizens of the United States, are fortunate to live in a democracy where we can elect our government leaders. Every four years, we have a major election. However, the election process is getting more troublesome and annoying. Personally, I attribute this to the length of […]
By Stephen Wade The Associated Press Ariel Hsing was 8 when she wrote down her Olympic dream on a piece of paper. She rolled it up, wrapped it with a string, and tucked it into a small box. “I said something along the lines of ‘I wish to become an Olympian one day,’ ” the 16-year-old […]
By Samantha Pak Northwest Asian Weekly “Galaxy Games: The Challengers” By Greg R. Fishbone Lee & Low Books, 2011 When Tyler Sato turns 11, his cousins in Tokyo have a star named after him, but it soon becomes clear that TY SATO is no ordinary star. First, it doesn’t stay in the same place like […]
Hung Dang, University of Washington Bothell’s associate vice chancellor for enrollment and student affairs, has received a Fulbright Award. As a Fulbright scholar, he will participate in the U.S.–Japan International Education Administrators’ Seminar, designed to introduce participants to the society, culture, and higher education system in Germany, India, Japan, or Korea. Dang’s work will aim […]
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.
SAITAMA, Japan (AP) — A Japanese American woman became the first female head coach in the history of Japan’s professional men’s basketball league last Thursday, Nov. 24. Natalie Nakase, who has experience as a head coach of a women’s team in Germany, was hired by the Saitama Broncos. She replaces American coach Dean Murray, who […]
By Donald Bradley The Kansas City Star KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — At the very worst of times, John W. Nash came clean. “If I tell you what I did over there, you won’t love me anymore,” he told his wife.
By Matthew Daly The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama said Thursday, Oct. 6, that the government should continue to give loan guarantees to help clean energy companies compete with China and other countries that spend billions to subsidize solar panels and other renewable energy manufacturing.
By Maria Cheng The Associated Press MANCHESTER, England (AP) — For the Iranian competitors, simplicity rules. Whereas for the Taiwanese, it’s grace and accuracy. But for the Europeans, it’s strength and speed. At last weekend’s British Open in Manchester, regional interpretations of Korea’s oldest martial art are clashing in one of the key taekwondo competitions […]