By Greg Young Northwest Asian Weekly Years ago, entering high school or college, it was hard to believe it could ever happen. But now it has—graduation. Here are some of our remarkable community graduates. Aleyna Yamaguchi Aleyna has had quite the journey during her time at University of Washington. She’s studied abroad in Rome, volunteered […]
Surprise, surprise… – Seattle is white (We are not perfect, but we can improve)
With February being Black History Month and the total racial and ethnic minority population projected to increase from 30.9 percent in 2000 to 40.4 percent in 2019, the social network website WalletHub recently conducted an in-depth analysis of 2015’s Cities with the Most & Least Ethno-Racial & Linguistic Diversity. Given such a forecast, it’s ever […]
Ousted Thai premier rejects charges at impeachment hearing
By Thanyarat Doksone Associated Press BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand’s former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra defended her role in a money-losing rice subsidy scheme Friday at the start of an impeachment hearing that analysts say is aimed at ensuring the ousted leader stays out of politics for the foreseeable future.<!–more–> The charges against Yingluck have been […]
Sakurako Fisher, appointed General Trustee of JFK Center for the Performing Arts
Fisher, President of the San Francisco Symphony, has been a member of the San Francisco Symphony’s Board of Governors since 1992, and was formerly the Vice President of the Symphony’s Board of Governors and Chair of the Development Steering Committee. Fisher serves as the Chairman of the National Board of the Smithsonian Institution and is a […]
UW Korea Studies Program named for Hon. Paull Shin
By Vivian Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly For Paull Shin, fighting to survive has long been part of his DNA.<!–more–> The University of Washington’s (UW) College of Arts and Sciences, in conjunction with the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies, recently celebrated the former Washington State senator for his unwavering commitment to the school’s Korea […]
UW offers master’s in international studies
The Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies at the University of Washington is accepting applications for its new 10-month Master of Arts (MA) degree in Applied International Studies (MAAIS). This accelerated program is designed for U.S. and international professionals with experience in a variety of fields, including business, government, military, philanthropy, and international development.
CWU hosts Korean students
Central Washington University in Ellensburg, Wash., recently welcomed a group of 14 students from South Korea as part of a new program with Chung-Ang University in Seoul. The students spend the first year of college in their home country and then finish the last three years in the United States.
Wireless living: Limited Internet access in North Korea affects country’s development
By Imana Gunawan Northwest Asian Weekly While most of the developed world enjoys Internet access as a basic human right, North Koreans live with their web access heavily regulated and monitored.
Heim is new director of WSCRC
The Washington State China Relations Council (WSCRC) has announced Kristi Heim as the new executive director of WSCRC, following Joe Borich’s retirement in 2013. WSCRC is an independent nonprofit organization that has promoted commercial, cultural, and educational ties between Washington state and China for 35 years.
Donald Hellmann — 2013 Visionary Award Recipient
This October, the Northwest Asian Weekly presents the Visionary Awards Gala, an event honoring visionaries in the APA community. By Imana Gunawan Northwest Asian Weekly Donald Hellmann was a fresh-faced graduate from Princeton University when he was drafted and sent to Korea in the mid 1950s. When returned to the United States a few years […]