The Pacific Northwest Kendo Federation hosted this year’s annual Iaido Nationals as part of its AUSKF Iaido Summer Camp from June 21 to June 24 at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma.
Supporters attend dedication of memorial at Chinese Massacre Cove
A group of about 135 supporters, including representatives of Chinese American communities in Portland, Seattle, San Francisco, and Los Angeles and members of the Chinese Massacre
Aegis appoints Chinese community leaders to Living Advisory Board
Aegis Living announced the creation of a new advisory board to guide the company on its proposed development of an Asian culture senior living community, the Aegis Gardens of Newcastle. Boardmembers include local leaders Alaric Bien, Dennis Su, Fred Crosetto, LoYu Sun, Mike Jiang, Shiao-Yen Wu, Walter Liang, YP Chan, and Dr. I-Jen Chen.
University of Washington recognizes notable alumni
As part of its 150th anniversary, the University of Washington alumni publication, Columns Magazine, recognized 100 alumni, including 12 former Communication majors. The list includes Dolores Sibonga, Christine Gregoire, Eric Nalder, Gerald Baldasty, Luly Yang, Bruce Harrell, Dow Constantine, Tim Egan, David Horsey, Bobbe Bridge, Nate Miles, and more. (end)
Six Uighur men arrested for plane hijack in China
The Associated Press Staff BEIJING (AP) — Six suspects arrested in a foiled plane hijack in the far-western Xinjiang region are all Uighur men, Chinese state media reported, adding to ethnic tension in the region days ahead of the third anniversary of deadly riots.
Former WWII internment camp residents return to Minidoka
By Steve Kadel The Associated Press viA Times-News EDEN, Idaho (AP) — Monica Chin looked across the high desert land that used to be the Minidoka Relocation Center and shook her head.
Stowaways suspected in container ship from India
By Samantha Henry The Associated Press NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Dock workers rushed to unload stacked containers from a cargo ship that arrived in New Jersey from the Middle East on Wednesday after a Coast Guard inspection team heard knocking for about two hours that suggested stowaways might be inside one of the boxes.
Hong Kong’s new leader sparks protest
By Kelvin Chan The Associated Press HONG KONG (AP) — A pro-democracy heckler interrupted a speech by Chinese President Hu Jintao at the swearing-in of Hong Kong’s new leader Sunday. Tens of thousands of residents marched to protest Chinese rule on the 15th anniversary of the Asian financial hub’s return to Beijing’s control.
North & South Korea suffer worst drought in a century
The Associated Press Staff KOHYON-RI, North Korea (AP) — North Korea dispatched soldiers to pour buckets of water on parched fields and South Korean officials scrambled to save a rare mollusk threatened by the heat as the worst dry spell in a century gripped the Korean Peninsula.
Defected North Korea poet writes of hunger and desperation
By Sylvia Hui Associated Press LONDON (AP) — He says he was one of late North Korean leader Kim Jong Il’s favorite propaganda artists, singing the praises of the Dear Leader in dozens of poems. But these days, Jang Jin-sung says he prefers to tell the truth about North Korea.