On Feb. 12, President Barack Obama announced his intention to nominate Sharon Yuan as a member of the Panel of Arbitrators of the International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes. Yuan is a principal with The Asia Group, LLC, a position she has held since 2015. She served as deputy assistant secretary for Trade […]
Seattleite among members of 2013 Japanese American Leadership Delegation
Ten Japanese Americans have been selected to travel to Japan where they will visit Fukushima Prefecture and Tokyo for meetings with newly elected top officials from March 8–16.
Puget Sound Business Journal names largest minority-owned businesses
The Puget Sound Business Journal and the University of Washington Minority Business Awards released the list of largest minority-owned businesses on Friday, Dec. 7.
COMMENTARY: Immigrants are the lifeblood of U.S. Startups
By Yuri Vanetik For Northwest Asian Weekly In a rare moment of genuinely bipartisan lawmaking, President Barack Obama recently signed the JOBS Act into law. Short for “Jumpstart Our Business Startups,” JOBS will roll back some of the regulatory barriers that small and mid-sized entrepreneurial ventures face in their efforts to grow and go public.
COMMENTARY: Is Mitt Romney a man of the people?
By David Chan FOR NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY Regarding the commentary “Is Obama a man of people,” written by Mr. Hai Tran — where he decided not to vote for a Democrat — I suggest Mr. Tran keep an open mind and ask, “Is Mitt Romney a man of the people?” before he decides his vote. It […]
John Wu and Mitch Shepherd win People’s Choice Award at Renton FilmFrenzy IV
“The Disconnect” won the Curvee Award at Renton FilmFrenzy IV on Oct. 24 at Renton IKEA Performing Arts Center. “The Disconnect,” written and produced by Mitch Shepherd and starring John Wu, won best picture. Wu also won best actor. FilmFrenzy is a competition in which filmmakers have 50 hours to complete a 4-minute film. Films […]
Sept. 18: NW Budo Association awards local organizations
The Edmonds-based nonprofit Pacific Northwest Budo Association (PNBA) announced its 2011 Grant Award recipients for promoting Japanese cultural and martial arts in the Pacific Northwest.
NWAW’s April must-reads: laughs in honor of moms
For Asian Americans, the term “fob” is not new. If anything, it’s commonly used to refer to those moments we have that lean more toward
Attention: Macy’s creates program for minority and women-owned businesses
This week, Macy’s announced the creation of a one-of-a-kind program covering the business of fashion — The Workshop at Macy’s
CAPAA report highlights issues of Washington AAPIs
A comprehensive report released in May by the Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs examined issues facing the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community.