By Andrew Hamlin NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY Guillermo del Toro’s “Pacific Rim,” from 2013, was the director’s love letter to two long-running Japanese traditions: “Kaiju Eiga,” stories featuring giant monsters, and “Mecha,” stories featuring giant robots piloted by human operators. Del Toro had the robots fight the monsters, with the fate of humanity at stake, naturally, […]
Last year was a banner year for Asian and Asian Americans, who pushed forth advancements in technology, science, art, academia, and politics. One even went to space.
Here are our top 10 events of note:
11. Two spelling bee champs tie
AP Wire Service MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Leaders from 21 countries and self-governing territories are gathered in Manila for the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation summit Nov. 17. The meeting’s official agenda is focused on trade, business and economic issues but terrorism, South China Sea disputes and climate change are also set to be in focus. […]
Korean Consul General Moon Duk-ho was honored today by the Metropolitan King County Council on May 19, receiving a certificate of recognition from the Council.
By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly “Pacific Rim” may be an American movie with a Mexican director using Japanese ideas, but the accompanying video game comes direct from a Japanese company, Yuke’s Co. Ltd. Naoto Ueno, head designer of the game, took some questions over email.
By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly Giant monsters. Giant robots. Giant monsters fighting giant robots. If the underlying principles of “Pacific Rim” sound familiar to you from Japanese anime, film, and television, don’t worry, you’re not alone. Mexican director Guillermo del Toro (Pan’s Labyrinth, Hellboy) favors the horror and science fiction genres. For his latest […]
NEW YORK (AP) — The Swede played him most memorably, followed by the portly middle-aged white guy from Missouri.
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Lofa Tatupu’s father was born in American Samoa. The Seattle Seahawks star still has family members on the island. And he hasn’t heard how they fared through last week’s deadly tsunami that rolled across the U.S. territory as well as neighboring Samoa and Tonga.