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.
By Sue Misao Northwest Asian Weekly Mary Lee loves weather. She is especially passionate about extreme weather. She even moved to Texas just to be near severe thunderstorms, hurricanes, and flash flooding. “I’ve experienced golf-ball sized hail and flew into the eye of a hurricane,” she said, as if that’s a good thing. For Lee, […]
By Gabrielle Nomura Northwest Asian Weekly When you hear the words “Seattle” and “hip hop,” it’s possible that a red-haired emcee rocking your grandpa’s hand-me-downs comes to mind.
By Curtis S. Chin For Northwest Asian Weekly As families plan reunions and gather in homes across the Pacific Northwest this month to celebrate the most American of holidays — Thanksgiving — the Seattle area offers up one more reason and special means to celebrate the richness and diversity of people who have built this […]
By Sue Misao Northwest Asian Weekly The United States ambassador to China, Gary Locke, said Nov. 19 that he would resign his post early next
By Signe Predmore Northwest Asian Weekly Mohan Gurung has remarkable dedication to his fellow Seattle-area Nepalis. He is an energetic,
Nikkei Concerns, a Seattle organization that serves Japanese elders in the Pacific Northwest, hosted nearly 200 people at the Omusubi Connection Luncheon Nov. 1 at the Bell Harbor International Conference Center in Seattle. At the event, board chair Ted Tomita honored Kokoro Kai Senior Activity program co-founders Julianne Kumasaka and Dennis Yamashita, recognizing their groundbreaking […]
Sheila Burrus has been named Executive Director of the Filipino Community of Seattle. Burrus is the immediate past president of the Filipino Chamber of Commerce of the Pacific Northwest, and a 2011 Northwest Asian Weekly Pioneer honoree. She is a State Farm insurance agent in Seattle. (end)
By Charles Lam Northwest Asian Weekly Each year in July, the Capitol Hill Chamber of Commerce closes off a portion of the neighborhood to host the
Hong Lap Wong and Kin Lap Wong are a lot alike, which is no surprise. They’re twins who grew up in Hong Kong and who both just graduated from Edmonds Community College on June 14. Now, they are both embarking on the next phases of their lives.