This year, the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) awarded former Northwest Asian Weekly (NWAW) Editor Eleanor Lee for her excellent writing in Northwest Asian Weekly’s editorial section. Lee placed third in the opinion category and received her award on May 30 at the Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue.
With tennis in the blood, brothers open dream courts
Roger Mark, a tennis coach, and Byron, his younger brother and business partner, started playing tennis when they were 9 years old. At the time, tennis was considered a rich white man’s sport and Asian American players playing at private clubs was unheard of. However, Roger and Byron Mark recently gained ownership of their own tennis club.
Chinese ‘Erin Brokovich’ on her struggles and triumphs
By Nina Huang Northwest Asian Weekly Born in December 1969, Jingjing Zhang followed an unlikely career path for a Chinese woman. She is known for her environmental activism and was recently recognized as the 2009 distinguished Severyns-Ravenholt Lecturer, where she spoke to more than 100 people about her life’s work and achievements.
J-fashion gains ground on the other side of the Pacific
Fashion designer Malia Peoples models her own Japanese-inspired design, a fuzzy cat-ears hat. Peoples admits that Japanese fashion can oftentimes be quirky. Photo provided by Malia Peoples Co-owner Jay Doughten stands in his boutique, Atsui Tokyo, a clothing store on Madison Street that specializes in bring high quality Japanese fashion to Seattle. Atsui Tokyo photos […]
New Wing Luke Asian Museum better than ever
After years of dedication and commitment from the community, the Wing Luke Asian Museum has finally settled into its new home at the four-story East Kong Ying building in the International District.
The aftermath of a long journey home
Nearly 70 years have passed since Japanese Americans were put into internment camps when Executive Order 9066 was implemented. Their lives were forever changed. No Japanese American will ever forget the day when the United States made one of the biggest mistakes in history.
The first and only U.S. Pan-Asian museum grows
After years of dedication and commitment from the community, the Wing Luke Asian Museum has adjusted greatly into its new home at the four-story East Kong Ying Building in the International District.
INSIGHTFUL | Bharti Kirchner
She started off as an engineer but later realized her true passion was in writing. She is now considered a pioneer in her field but more importantly, Bharti Kirchner is a believer in pursuing dreams.
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