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Iwakuma happily back in Seattle after failed Dodgers deal
By Tim Booth AP Sports Writer SEATTLE (AP) — Throughout Hisashi Iwakuma’s free agency, the Seattle Mariners remained in contact, and the team moved swiftly when the pitcher unexpectedly became available again. How quick? Less than 48 hours after finding out Iwakuma was back on the market, the Mariners completed a deal with the Japanese-born […]
Storm front — Japanese rookie adapts to WNBA, Seattle
By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly As the Seattle Storm finish out their season next month, they will do it with just the third Japanese player in WNBA history. Ramu Tokashiki has been a welcome addition to a young, rebuilding team. Tokashiki was signed by the WNBA’s Seattle Storm this spring. She was one of […]
An evening in Seattle inspires a benefit at Benaroya
By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly The Kalimba band, a tribute to the music of epochal soul/funk act Earth, Wind & Fire,
The Layup Drill — Disney movie tells true story of Indian baseball players and more
By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Welcome to another edition of The Layup Drill. This month, we take a look at baseball, the disappearance of Anthony Kim, and the return of Doug Baldwin. Million Dollar Arm features Indian pitchers’ underdog story In 2008, we wrote about two Indian pitchers who participated in an Indian reality […]
Top 10 API Athletes of 2013
By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly The year 2013 was another one for Asian American athletes. Last year was all about Linsanity, as Jeremy Lin came out of nowhere to be the toast of the NBA. This year, Lin was not as big, although a documentary about his life and road to stardom was released […]
The Layup Drill — The Fall Wrap-up
By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Hines Ward: Ironman Thirteen hours, eight minutes and 15 seconds. That’s how long former NFL player/Dancing with the Stars/reality show competitor Hines Ward took to complete the grueling Ironman Triathlon in Kona, Hawaii, in October. Ward trained for eight months with the help of former Ironman champion Paula Newby […]
NWAW’s October book recommendations
By Samantha Pak Northwest Asian Weekly Take Me Out to the Yakyu By Aaron Meshon Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2013 Although baseball may be America’s pastime, the sport’s appeal has expanded to include a global audience.
EDITORIAL: In the passing of a Nintendo president, a visionary lost
The Asian community lost a powerful visionary on Sept. 19, when former Nintendo President and Mariners owner Hiroshi Yamauchi passed away. But while now he is gone, he leaves behind a legacy that many can learn from. His ambition, willingness to buck tradition, and humility are all wonderful models for the APA community.
Name in the News: JCCCW hosts Tomodachi Luncheon, honors Tsutakawa family and Mariners president
The Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Washington (JCCCW) hosted their 5th annual Tomodachi Luncheon on Thursday, March 28, raising over $67,000 to help support JCCCW programs and underwrite the organization’s daily operations …