On Jan. 24 at SIFF Cinema at the Uptown, director Eric Byler appeared at a screening of his critically acclaimed 2006 film “Americanese,” which is based on Shawn Wong’s 1995 novel, “American Knees.”
Tao: The Art of the Drum comes to Seattle Feb. 3
On Friday, Feb. 3, The Seattle Theatre Group is presenting Tao: The Art of the Drum at the Moore Theatre.
“Lost Years” documentary is screened in Canada, includes local Seattle leaders
“Lost Years: A People’s Struggle for Justice” is a documentary about the Chinese diaspora directed by Tom Radford and Kenda Gee. Gee is Chinese Canadian, and the film traces his grandfather’s journey from China to Edmonton, Canada. Also included in the film are views from Chinese Americans, Chinese New Zealanders, and Chinese Australians.
Eri Takahashi joins Union Bank
On Jan. 11, Eri Takahashi became senior relationship banker at Union Bank’s Bellevue branch (10900 N.E. 8th St.). Takahashi began her financial services career in 2000 in customer service for Shinsei Bank in Tokyo, Japan. Over the next decade, she held positions in the environmental, financial services, and insurance industries.
North Korea’s new young leader gets rock star treatment
By Foster Klug The Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea’s young new leader gets rock star treatment when he visits his troops — just as his father did. But while the late Kim Jong Il mostly stayed aloof in dark shades, his son holds hands and hugs his soldiers. Kim Jong Un […]
Japan’s population to shrink by one-third by 2060
By Mari Yamaguchi The Associated Press TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s population of 128 million will shrink by one-third and seniors will account for 40 percent of people by 2060, placing a greater burden on a smaller working-age population to support the social security and tax systems.
Asia urges football lawmakers to lift hijab ban
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — The Asian Football Confederation on Monday urged football’s top lawmaking body to approve a headscarf with safety features for use by Islamic female players.
What’s next for this newspaper publisher? — Part 2 of the NWAW 30th anniversary series
By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly “When is she going to retire?” people often ask my staff members.
A-pop! As some careers take off, another sadly ends
A monthly column about all things Asian in popular culture By Vivian Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly 2012 must be a lucky year because the future is looking bright for Asians, as many seize or continue to work on new opportunities in all the aspects of the entertainment industry.
BLOG: No showdown for Taiwan and China
By Assunta Ng We received a tip that both Taiwan and Chinese officials would be attending the Seattle Chinese Chamber of Commerce’s annual Lunar New Year dinner at China Harbor Restaurant last Thursday.