Over the Memorial Day weekend, the Japanese Queen Scholarship Organization of Washington crowned Yuna Marie Nishimoto as the 2012 queen at the 53rd annual scholarship celebration. With the coronation, Nishimoto also carries the title of Seattle Cherry Blossom and Japanese Cultural Festival Queen. Rounding out the court are the First Princess and Miss Tomodachi (also […]
ACLF and WAPI partner to create youth community lounge in International District
The Asian Pacific Islander Community Leadership Foundation (ACLF) and WAPI Community Services will partner to create a safe community lounge for youth in the International District. The lounge will provide a safe space for youth who are unable to visit WAPI’s new offices in south Seattle due to lack of transportation and feeling unsafe from […]
Transportation professionals celebrate formation of PacTrans
On May 24th, 100 transportation professionals met at the Talaris Conference Center in Seattle to celebrate the launching of the new Region 10 University Transportation Center (UTC), the Pacific Northwest Transportation Consortium (PacTrans). PacTrans is a coalition led by the University of Washington under the direction of UW professor Dr. Yinhai Wang. The coalition includes […]
Seattle resident awarded donation to Hawthorne High School in her name
Seattle resident Amy Duong was named the grand prize winner of the 8th Continent Soymilk’s “Ultimate Moms’ Club” sweepstakes. The contest invited fans across the United States to submit topics they would like to discuss at a mom’s club, similar to the concept of TV Guide’s “Hollywood Girls Night” starring Ali Landry. Duong was awarded […]
Indian American girl wins National Spelling Bee
By Joseph White The Associated Press OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — The story of this spelling bee champion begins in the car, on the daily commute to kindergarten with her father at the wheel. “He’d ask me words that he saw on the signs, on billboards, and he’d ask me to spell them,” Snigdha Nandipati […]
32 years after attack, Pakistani woman gets nose
By Asif Shahzad The Associated Press THATHA PIRA, Pakistan (AP) — After six years of abuse, Allah Rakhi was walking out of her marriage when her husband struck again. Snatching a knife, he sliced off her nose. “You’re no longer beautiful!” he shouted. He then slashed at her foot — brutal punishment for leaving the […]
Japan and Iran win in World Cup qualifying
By Jim Armstrong The Associated Press SAITAMA, Japan (AP) — Japan and Iran showed Sunday why they are among the favorites in Asia to qualify in advancing to the 2014 World Cup.
White House Cabinet Secretary Lu scheduled to speak at NSCC’s Commencement
On June 15, White House Cabinet Secretary Christopher Lu will give the commencement address at North Seattle Community College (NSCC)’s 42nd commencement ceremony. Lu is President Obama’s primary liaison to the cabinet departments and agencies, helping to coordinate policy and communications strategy. Lu also serves as co-chair of the White House Initiative on Asian Americans […]
BLOG: How do top Chinese leaders exercise?
By Assunta Ng Oh, yes. Chinese leaders such as President Hu Jintao and Prime Minister Wen Jiabao work out using Chinese aerobics, of course! The leaders’ Tai Chi instructor, Grand Master Chen Zhenglei, was in Seattle from May 24 to May 28. Master Hong Yijiao invited Grand Master Chen, who presented seminars at The Wing […]
BLOG: Electricity is the business lifeline
By Assunta Ng It looked as though the businesses that will stay open in the International District during the scheduled 20-hour power outage by Seattle City Light (SCL) on Wednesday were limited. Many businesses chose to be closed.