On Nov. 9, Seattle Goodwill held its annual Glitter Gala at the Sheraton Hotel in Seattle. The event raised $220,000, which will benefit Goodwill’s job training and education programs.
Robert Chinn Foundation presents 2011 Asian Hall of Fame awards
Known as the “Robbies,” since 2004, the Asian Hall of Fame awards, given by the Robert Chinn Foundation, serve to honor people of Asian and Pacific Islander descent who have greatly contributed to the American experience. The awards event took place on Nov. 19 at the Asian Resource Center.
Lao Heritage Foundation holds Fifth Annual Benefit Dinner
On Nov. 12, the Lao Heritage Foundation’s Northwest chapter held its Fifth Annual Benefit Dinner at New Hong Kong Seafood Restaurant in the International District.
Seattle Parks and Recreation presents Denny Awards to volunteers
On Nov. 29, Seattle Parks and Recreation presented six awards to individuals and entities that have volunteered time and energy to improving Seattle’s parks and programs.
Japan basketball team hires first female head coach
SAITAMA, Japan (AP) — A Japanese American woman became the first female head coach in the history of Japan’s professional men’s basketball league last Thursday, Nov. 24. Natalie Nakase, who has experience as a head coach of a women’s team in Germany, was hired by the Saitama Broncos. She replaces American coach Dean Murray, who […]
Glory days for soccer in tiny American Samoa
APIA, Samoa (AP) — Two days after winning for the first time in its soccer history, American Samoa stretched its unbeaten run to two games.
Vietnam vet shares his dark history, one peck at a time
By Donald Bradley The Kansas City Star KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — At the very worst of times, John W. Nash came clean. “If I tell you what I did over there, you won’t love me anymore,” he told his wife.
China’s school bus donation to Macedonia derided and criticized
By Louise Watt Associated Press BEIJING (AP) — China’s donation of school buses to tiny Macedonia has touched off derision online, where Chinese have called the gift ill-considered given their country’s poor safety record and a recent crash that killed 19 preschoolers.
Obama, Clinton gamble on Myanmar
By Matthew Lee The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is taking a foreign policy gamble by sending Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on a historic trip to the isolated Southeast Asian nation of Myanmar this week. The administration is betting that the first visit to the country, also known as Burma, […]
Reader’s Corner: Forced to flee: voices and visions from the Thai-Burma border, put on paper
By Erika Berg For Northwest Asian Weekly In September 2007, the world’s attention was riveted by video footage of never-ending columns of saffron-robed monks streaming through the streets of Burma. Overnight, the government had removed all fuel subsidies, spiking food prices. Moved by the people’s despair, tens of thousands of Buddhist monks took to the […]