The Northwest Asian Weekly welcomed a new editor Sunday, Sept. 9, as former editor Tiffany Ran left to pursue a career opportunity in the restaurant industry. Charles Lam, who was born in San Jose, Calif. to two Vietnam War refugees, will be taking over her duties. In addition to acting as editor for the paper, […]
A delegation chosen by the city of Hiroshima will be traveling to Japan on Oct. 31 for the dedication of the Dr. Floyd Schmoe Museum of Houses for Hiroshima. After the bombing of Hiroshima, Dr. Schmoe traveled to Japan in 1949 and 1954 to rebuild houses that were damaged. He was assisted by three other […]
By Matthew Pennington THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON (AP) — Myanmar democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi, renowned for her peaceful struggle against military rule, began a marathon tour of the United States on Monday, Sept. 17, the latest milestone in her remarkable journey from political prisoner to globe-trotting stateswoman.
By Malcolm Foster THE ASSOCIATED PRESS TOKYO, JAPAN (AP) — Chinese and Japanese government ships exchanged warnings Friday, Sept. 14, in waters near disputed islands in the East China Sea, while Tokyo called on Beijing to protect its citizens amid anti-Japan protests and reported assaults in China.
By Joe McDonald THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BEIJING, CHINA (AP) — China filed a World Trade Organization case on Monday, Sept. 17, challenging U.S. anti-dumping measures on billions of dollars of kitchen appliances, paper, and other goods, adding to worsening trade strains as global demand weakens.
By Staff THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LOS ANGELES (AP) — A filmmaker linked to an anti-Islamic movie inflaming protests across the Middle East said following an interview with law enforcement officials that he would not return to his home, possibly heading into hiding, authorities said.
By Sonya Ross THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON (AP) — As many as 700,000 minority voters under age 30 may not be able to cast a ballot in November because of photo ID laws in certain states, according to a new study. The lower turnout could affect several House races, as well as the tight presidential […]
By Staff THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LOS ANGELES (AP) — Thousands of illegal immigrants have inundated the nation’s second-largest school district with requests for copies of records that might qualify them for the Obama administration’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, the district said Monday, Sept. 17.
By Staff THE ASSOCIATED PRESS DELANO (AP) — Dozens of Filipino hospital workers in California will share a nearly $1 million settlement in a lawsuit claiming they were targeted by a rule requiring them to only speak English at work, federal officials said Monday, Sept. 17.
All things Asian in popular culture By Vivian Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly It’s the ubiquitous question on everyone’s lips on the first day of school, “How did you spend your summer vacation?”