By Samantha Pak Northwest Asian Weekly Pearl of China By Anchee Min Bloomsbury, 2010 In the southern Chinese town of Chin-kiang during the late 19th century, two young girls meet. The first girl is Willow, the only child of a destitute family. The second girl is Pearl, the daughter of American missionaries working to spread […]
By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly Peter Webber’s historical epic “Emperor” takes place immediately after the United States dropped two atomic bombs on Japan in August 1945. On the 15th of that month, Japanese Emperor Hirohito addressed his people via a recorded announcement played over national radio — the first time in Japanese history that […]
By Assunta Ng When non-Asians learn that Asian folks love chicken feet, their eyes roll. But we Asian immigrants actually eat more than the feet during Lunar New Year.
By Staff The Associated Press SEATTLE (AP) — A Port Townsend, Wash., company hired to remove a 185-ton chunk of Japanese tsunami debris that washed ashore on a remote Washington beach in December hopes to complete the removal by the end of March.
A comprehensive anti-trafficking bill introduced by Senator Mike Padden and adopted unanimously on March 4 by the Washington State Senate could help Washington earn the first “A” in the nation for its child sex trafficking laws.
As part of the U.S. Mission in China’s efforts to streamline the visa application process, the U.S. Embassy and all Consulates that issue visas are implementing a new visa appointment, fee payment, and document delivery system starting on March 16.
By Charles Lam Northwest Asian Weekly Al Young and his sister Connie Yu Young served the Tacoma Art Museum with a lawsuit on Thursday, Feb. 28, to stop the auction of their late parents’ donation to the Tacoma Art Museum. Then, on Tuesday, March 5, they withdrew the lawsuit following a concession from the Tacoma […]
By Staff Northwest Asian Weekly Shari Song, a managing broker at Prudential Northwest Realty and community volunteer, declared her candidacy for King County Council on Monday, March 4. She will be vying to represent District 9, which is currently being represented by Reagan Dunn, the recent Republican candidate for Attorney General.
By Deanna Duff Northwest Asian Weekly Do you feel lucky? Whether you believe in the power of four-leaf clovers or tossing salt over your shoulder, seeking good fortune is often a valuable part of a culture’s traditions. The Bellevue Art Museum’s upcoming exhibit, “Maneki Neko: Japan’s Beckoning Cats – From Talisman to Pop Icon” (running […]
In early February, the Northwest Asian Weekly broke the story of the Tacoma Art Museum’s deaccessioning of Chinese imperial robes. The story eventually made its way into the mainstream news and, though they were several supportive comments, many people did not understand what the issue was. The museum was acting in its full legal rights. […]