Melanie Hoshino, petite, pretty, with a golden tan, and long, light brown hair and a trim, athletic build, is dwarfed by the huge gray doors of the CenturyLink Seahawks Pro Shop she manages. Hoshino seems a bit shy at first as she peeks around the door, but warms up instantly and flashes an irresistibly brilliant and welcoming smile, as she invites you into her world of blue and green hats, bikinis, pet outfits, and everything else designed to melt the heart of a Seattle Seahawks fan.
Japanese American Fred Korematsu (1919–2005), a Nisei, made American legal history in 1942. With the help of the American Civil Liberties Union, he fought against his government-mandated internment in a camp.
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) – A group from Los Alamos, once the building site for an atomic bomb, is making an unprecedented trip this month to a country that was devastated by the weapon. Los Alamos Historical Museum representatives are traveling throughout Japan to gain that country’s perspective on the impact of nuclear warfare. Museum […]
By Nina Huang Northwest Asian Weekly As Seward Park anticipates a rebuild of the torii gate that used to welcome visitors to the park, Jerry Arai hopes to dedicate park benches to two very special people in the community. A retired architect and community volunteer, Arai wants to donate and dedicate two benches for Seward […]
Tek Hong Wong, a quiet pioneer in the local Asian Community, passed away on Feb. 5. A dedicated family man, decorated World War II veteran, and Seattle businessman, his legacy is evident in our community and through the many different people’s lives he touched. He is survived by his children Rick Wong Andy Wong, Phillip […]
What did Northwest Asian Weekly website readers find the most intriguing to click on this year? Here is the list of the top 15 in 2015, based on Google Analytics. 1. Manny Pacquiao fights back at Mayweather’s “reckless” jabs By Greg Beacham Pacquiao has rarely skimped on excitement during his remarkable career as an eight-division […]
President Obama announced on Nov. 16 that Minoru “Min” Yasui will be awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor. Minoru Yasui was a civil and human rights activist best known for his U.S. Supreme Court Case questioning the constitutionality of curfews imposed on Japanese American citizens during World War II. Cases […]
By Jenn Fang Northwest Asian Weekly This year marks the 70th year of the closing of the World War II incarceration camps that imprisoned thousands of Japanese American civilians under inhumane conditions and threat of violence. Yet, this shameful and racist episode of American history still receives scant attention in our history classrooms. The vast […]
By Ador Pereda Yano Northwest Asian Weekly “Okage Sama De” (in your honored shadow): These words are important to Bill Tashima, who has taken the difficult lessons of the past and used them to advocate for social change in the present. For his long-time service to the Asian Pacific American community, Tashima is being honored […]
By Yiqin Weng Northwest Asian Weekly Elsie Taniguchi, a 79-year-old Japanese American, describes herself as a volunteer. She has been the president of the Puyallup Valley Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) for 17 years. Taniguchi and her colleagues in JACL are now focusing on a subcommittee called “Camp Harmony Committee” to tell the next generation […]