MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A British man living in the Philippines for 10 years has been arrested to face charges he molested a 14-year-old boy in the United Kingdom, Filipino immigration authorities said Thursday. Douglas Michael Slade, 74, was arrested by immigration agents last week at his home in northern Angeles City where he has […]
Britain applies to join Chinese-led Asian bank
By Joe McDonald AP Business Writer BEIJING (AP) — Britain has become the first major Western government to apply for membership in a proposed Chinese-led Asian regional bank that Washington worries will undercut institutions such as the World Bank. The British Treasury said Thursday it will join talks this month on the Asian Infrastructure Investment […]
8 things you may not know about George Takei
By Stacy Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly George Takei beamed and waved as he served as the celebrity grand marshal at last Sunday’s 40th annual gay pride parade in Seattle. (Seattle Mayor Ed Murray was the parade’s community grand marshal.) <!–more–>Takei is perhaps most widely known for playing Hikaru Sulu on the original “Star Trek” TV […]
J-Pop inspired clothing designer moves studio to Sassafras in Belltown
By Shin Yu Pai Northwest Asian Weekly Malia Peoples, the designer best known as Lady Konnyaku, recently moved her
Name in the news: Sir Ben Kingsley to receive Fellowship Award
Sir Ben Kingsley will be receiving the Fellowship Award at this year’s Asian’s Awards, which is hosted in the United Kingdom …
Jun-Ai producer and actress Keiko Kobayashi visits Seattle screening
Jun-Ai executive producer and lead actress Keiko Kobayashi visited Seattle on Saturday, March 16, attending the movie’s Seattle screening, which was hosted at the Nisei Veterans Hall. The screening attracted over 200 viewers.
The best, exotic landscape of “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel”
By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel” begins with a gray clamminess, where seven English characters work to
N. Parthasarathi is new consul general of India, San Francisco
N. Parthasarathi joined the Consulate General of India in San Francisco on Oct. 13, replacing Susmita Thomas. From October 2008 to September 2011, Parthasarathi served as Ambassador of India to Senegal. He was also concurrently accredited as Ambassador of India to Mali, Mauritania, Guinea Bissau, and Cape Verde islands, as well as high commissioner of […]
Asia’s sport gains new fans in the U.S.
Spring is the start of another season of bats, balls, and scoring runs. For some, it’s not baseball that’s on their minds. It’s the game of cricket. Cricket is an international sport with a rabid fan base.
Japan rattled by aftershock one month after tsunami
SENDAI, Japan (AP) — A strong earthquake rattled Japan’s northeast on Monday just hours after people bowed their heads and wept in ceremonies