TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — Tacoma Mayor Marilyn Strickland says her recent trip to Asia was meant to boost foreign investment in the city, but critics say it shows she supports a now-canceled Chinese company’s proposal for a methanol plant at the Port of Tacoma. The News Tribune reports Strickland took the city-funded trip to Vietnam […]
PICTORIAL: Seattle greets President Xi — Big welcoming committee greets Chinese
It was a warm reception for Chinese President Xi Jinping Sept. 22. The welcoming committee included Jay Inslee, Gary Locke, Mayor Ed Murray, along with other mayors from the Northwest. Media was certainly present, but it was specified that photo-taking be restricted. (end) An interesting fact: the jet the President and First Lady arrived on […]
New Year celebrated Tahitian style
The Asia Pacific Cultural Center in Tacoma presented “An Exciting Tahitian Experience” with its 16th annual Asia Pacific New Year celebration at the Tacoma Dome on Feb. 15. Thousands attended, including dignitaries from Tahiti, along with Tacoma Mayor Marilyn Strickland, Pierce County Executive Pat McCarthy, Lieutenant Governor Brad Owen, Congressman Derek Kilmer, Consul General of […]
Dec. 10: KAC-WA holds leadership awards gala
The Korean American Coalition of Washington (KAC-WA) hosted its 2010 Leadership Awards Gala at the Westin Hotel in Seattle. The Gala, entitled “Celebrate Shining Stars,” showcased the diversity of the local Korean American community and highlighted its contributions.
Dec. 2: Consulate-General of Japan in Seattle celebrates Emperor Akihito’s birthday
This year, Japan’s Emperor Akhito turned 77. The Consulate-General of Japan in Seattle celebrated this event by hosting a birthday reception at its headquarters in Queen Anne.
Korean women married to non-Koreans find kindred spirits at local conference
As a first generation Korean American married to a non-Korean man, Lea Armstrong had to overcome challenges uncommon in other marriages, including cultural