The Refugee Women’s Alliance (ReWA) held its annual gala on Sept. 16, featuring dance performances and music from around the world. The event was held at Marion McCaw Hall at Seattle Center. ReWA is a multi-ethnic, community-based organization that provides comprehensive culturally and linguistically appropriate services to refugee and immigrant communities throughout King and Snohomish […]
Sept. 12: Local community holds meet-and-greet with Paul Killpatrick
Local community members sponsored a meet-and-greet with Seattle Central Community College (SCCC) President Paul Killpatrick at the Four Seas Restaurant in the International District. The event was organized by Al Sugiyama.
Sept. 15: OCA-Greater Seattle holds its annual Golden Circle Awards dinner
The Organization of Chinese Americans (OCA)-Greater Seattle held its annual Golden Circles Awards Dinner, which honored those who have made significant contributions to the social, political, and economic well-being of Asian Pacific Americans. This year’s theme was Building Legacy, centering on community development.
Sept: 19: Nikkei Concerns holds ground-breaking ceremony for new garden
Nikkei Concerns held a ground-breaking ceremony for a new garden at its five-star accredited rehabilitation and care center, Seattle Keiro. The ceremony featured a traditional Japanese ground-breaking ritual and included Consul General of Japan Kiyokazu Ota, local elected officials, and community leaders/supporters as invited speakers and guests, including Seattle’s Deputy Mayor Darryl Smith. Founded in […]
Sept. 1: Tet in Seattle and others win 2011 Mayor’s Arts Awards
Tet in Seattle Director Khanh Vu (right), holding his award, with Mayor McGinn (Photo provided by Tet in Seattle) Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn gave out six 2011 Mayor’s Arts Awards at a ceremony at Seattle Center. The winners were Tet in Seattle, Choreographer and Artistic Director of Spectrum Dance Theatre Donald Byrd, Jack Straw Productions, […]
Wayne’s Worlds: Sunny, the Renaissance man — a story
By Wayne Chan Northwest Asian Weekly Once upon a time, in a quaint and quiet hamlet, stood a modest row of shops, unremarkable from any other unassuming row of shops in any other quiet hamlet, yet still serving the needs of the town’s inhabitants, as well as those passing through in their journey through town. […]
Japanese girl delighted by bottle found in Hawaii, reconnects with old friends
By Mari Yamaguchi The Associated Press TOKYO (AP) — A Japanese teenager expressed her gratitude Sunday after a U.S. sailor in Hawaii found a bottle she had tossed into the sea off Japan’s southern coast as a child, and said she was delighted to be reconnected with her old classmates as a result.
Indonesian massacre widows welcome Dutch ruling
By Sri Kusmiati The Associated Press RAWAGEDEH, Indonesia (AP) — Widows of villagers executed by Dutch soldiers during Indonesia’s bloody battle for independence from colonial rule more than six decades ago quietly welcomed news that they were entitled to compensation.
China’s unhealthy habits drive chronic diseases up
By Gillian Wong The Associated Press BEIJING (AP) — During a recent weekday lunch, middle-aged Wu Zhixin had a plate of shredded pork noodles glistening with oil and washed it down with a paper cup of vodka-like alcohol. Then she lit a cigarette.
Thai court to military: transsexuals not ill
By Thanyarat Doksone The Associated Press BANGKOK (AP) — A court in Thailand ordered the military last week to stop labeling transgender people as being mentally ill in a decision praised by activists.