The Executive Development Institute (EDI) announced that its board selected Alan Sugiyama as EDI’s new executive director on Monday, Nov. 5. EDI is the only Pacific Northwest nonprofit organization that focuses on leadership training for multi-ethnic professionals. Sugiyama will start as executive director on Jan. 2, 2013. EDI’s current executive director, Starr Macdonald, announced her retirement after […]
Violinist Janet Sung — praised by the Pittburgh Tribune-Review for her “attractive tonal palette” and “lustrous and husky timbre” — will return to Washington state this month to perform Lalo’s Symphonie Espagnol with Harvey Felder and the Tacoma Symphony Orchestra. Also on the program will be Beethoven’s Symphony No. 3, “Eroica,” as well as Derek Bermel’s “A Shout, a Whisper, […]
The Government of Japan announced that Shiro Floyd Mori, former National Executive Director and former National President of the Japanese American Citizens League (JACL), will receive the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Rosette, in recognition of his contributions to the improvement of the status of Japanese Americans, strengthening of economic relations between […]
The Low Income Housing Institute (LIHI) hosted a gala and auction at the Hyatt Olive 8 on Nov. 2, raising over $300,000 for low-income housing, services, and the Urban Rest Stop.
By Staff The Associated Press ATLANTA, GA. (AP) — Georgia election officials say they’ve been asked to look into concerns by a group representing Asian Americans that hundreds of new voters are facing obstacles that could keep them from voting. The Atlanta-based Asian American Legal Advocacy Center requested the review on Wednesday, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported. Many […]
By Matthew Lee The Associated Press WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) — The State Department said Wednesday it is reviewing a U.S. Embassy’s use of a wildly popular Vietnamese website laden with suspected pirated music and Hollywood movies to promote American values, including respect for intellectual property rights.
By Didi Tang The Associated Press BEIJING, CHINA (AP) — Where can a pop star score a hit by talking about the U.S. Electoral College for 33 minutes? In China, where Gao Xiaosong’s straightforward explanation of the system drew more than 1 million hits in four days.
By Grant Peck The Associated Press BANGKOK, THAILAND (AP) — The European aid group Doctors Without Borders said Monday, Oct. 28 it has been prevented from providing essential medical services because of tensions between Buddhists and Muslims in western Myanmar.
By Doug Ferguson AP Golf Writer Guan Tianlang is an eighth-grader from China who barely weighs 125 pounds and doesn’t hit the golf ball far enough to reach some par 4s. The next stop for the 14-year-old prodigy will be the Masters, where he will tee it up with Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, and Bubba […]
By Assunta Ng My mom’s 600 square foot apartment in Hong Kong costs US$2,200 to rent per month. You could both see