By Hyung-Jin Kim Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — After the Korean War ended in 1953, Kim Myeong Bok and 75 other North Korean prisoners of war detained in South Korea opted to live abroad rather than risk hostile welcomes in either half of their homeland. Now he wants to come home, though he […]
Top Contributor: Dr. Jai Jun Byeon — Helping the underserved community
By Staff Northwest Asian Weekly Dr. Jai Jun Byeon is the CEO and Chief Medical Officer for Cornerstone Medical Services. He is a strong advocate of health equity for immigrants and minorities, and received the 2013 Molina Healthcare Champion award. As a family physician, Byeon is a certified civil surgeon who can perform immigration physical […]
Two Koreas agree to hold family reunions as planned
By Hyung-Jin Kim Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea (AP) – North and South Korea agreed in a rare high-level meeting Friday to stop insulting each other and to go ahead with planned reunions of Korean War-divided families next week despite a dispute over upcoming U.S.-South Korean military drills.
Korean artist creates lit multimedia piece using SAM’s historical materials
By Jason J. Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly “It was never my goal to be successful,” explains Do-Ho Suh. Yet, the 49-year-old, originally from Seoul, is a rising star in the art community, with his exhibits showing all over the world. He recently stopped in Seattle to discuss his new piece at the Seattle Art Museum […]
Student suicides jolts nation and lead to soul-searching in South Korea
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A day after meeting the school psychiatrist, a 19-year-old mathematics student at South Korea’s most prestigious
Ban Ki-moon receives honorary degree from the UW and is ‘finally a Husky’
Ban Ki-moon, the eighth United Nations Secretary-General, is a dawg. He’s a University of Washington (UW) Husky, that is. The university awarded him a Doctor of Laws, honoris causa, Oct. 27 at Meany Hall for the Performing Arts.
Disgraced cloning expert convicted in South Korea
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A South Korean stem cell scientist once hailed as a hero for bringing hope to people with incurable diseases and creating the world’s first cloned dog was convicted on Monday, Oct. 26, on criminal charges related to faked research, but avoided jail.
Ban Ki-Moon to receive honorary degree from UW
Secretary-General of the United Nations Ban Ki-Moon will receive an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from the University of Washington (UW) on Oct. 26 at a formal convocation. The ceremony will be presided over by UW President Mark Emmert and will take place in Meany Hall for the Performing Arts on the UW Seattle campus.
South Korean experts claim to have cloned glowing dogs
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean scientists say they have engineered four beagles that glow red using cloning techniques that could help develop cures for human diseases.