The Seattle Chinatown–International District Preservation and Development Authority (SCIDpda) received a $20,000 grant from the Bank of America foundation this fall to support the organization’s design and resource center, IDEA Space. IDEA Space will use the funds to further the organization’s commercial development program, focusing on urban design and real estate.
Kin On expansion architect and contractors announced
Kin On announced the results of their selection process to find a contractor and architect for their new expansion project on Wednesday, Nov. 21. They have selected the architecture firm Freiheit and Ho Architects for the project. Construction will be handled by general contractor Mar Pac Construction.
Seattle-based Jazz pop artist Emi Meyer hosts sold out single release party at O’Asian
Jazz pop performer Emi Meyer hosted the release for her newest single, Galaxy’s Skirt, at O’Asian in Seattle on Friday, Nov. 30, playing to a sold-out crowd. The single was released on iTunes on Nov. 28. Meyer, born in Kyoto, Japan to an American father and Japanese mother, grew up in Seattle and began studying […]
Cindy Ryu in running for Bob Ferguson’s county council seat
Cindy Ryu, State Representative of the 32nd Legislative District, is one of 13 residents who have applied to fill Attorney General-elect Bob Ferguson’s King County Council seat, when he vacates it on Jan. 16, 2013. Ryu was re-elected by a landslide 76–23 percent victory in the November election. King County Executive Dow Constantine will name […]
North Korea prepares long-range rocket test launch
By Foster Klug The Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea is gearing up to fire a long-range rocket this month in a defiant move expected to raise the stakes of a global standoff over its missile and nuclear programs.
Pakistani Hindus protest temple destruction
By Adil Jawad The Associated Press KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani Hindus Sunday Dec. 2 protested the destruction of a Hindu temple in the southern port city of Karachi. The temple was razed, along with some nearby homes, by a builder.
U.S., China finish joint-exercises for disaster relief
By Christopher Bodeen The Associated Press CHENGDU, China (AP) — The U.S. and Chinese militaries wrapped up a modest disaster-relief exercise on Friday, Nov. 30 hailed as a tentative trust-building step amid growing suspicions between the Asia-Pacific region’s largest armed forces.
Language conflicts up in the workplace
By Paul Foy The Associated Press SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (AP) — More people in the workforce are claiming discrimination over their English-speaking ability or foreign accents, leading the federal government to issue guidelines to employers on when they can enforce English-only rules, federal officials said Thursday, Nov. 29.
At the “Mekong Hotel”
By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly “All characters appearing in this work are actual persons,” warns the fine print at the end of Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s new film, “Mekong Hotel.” “Any resemblance to other real beings, living or dead, is not coincidental.” It’s an odd, wry turn on the traditional disclaimer at the end of dramatic […]
The Layup Drill — Documenting Chinese street volleyball and the UFC visits Seattle
By Jason J. Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Filmmaker documents unique outdoor game There’s a documentary featuring streetball players trash talking on the asphalt in New York’s Chinatown? No, it’s not basketball. “9-Man” is a special kind of volleyball that is played by Chinese Americans and Chinese Canadians. The documentary is the idea of Ursula Liang. […]