Spoken word artist, film director, author, and professor Kip Fulbeck was present at the Wing Luke Annual Dinner and Auction as a special guest, signing copies of his fourth book, “Mixed: Portraits of Multiracial Kids.”
Jaipur Avenue chai tea makes splash at Seattle Vegfest
Among the many booths of volunteers passing out over 500 different samples at the Vegetarians of Washington’s Annual Vegfest last weekend, one company’s booth was staffed by its actual owner. Seattle-based Jaipur Avenue’s owner Rahul Zaveri spent the festival working at his company’s table, passing out samples of Indian chai tea. The tea, which is […]
Shorecrest dance crew takes first place at WIAA Dance and Drill Championships
The Shorecrest High School Hip Hop Dance Team took first place, over seven other high schools in the 3A hip-hop category at the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association’s State Dance and Drill Championships on Friday, March 22. The event was hosted at the Yakima Sun Dome.
Jun-Ai producer and actress Keiko Kobayashi visits Seattle screening
Jun-Ai executive producer and lead actress Keiko Kobayashi visited Seattle on Saturday, March 16, attending the movie’s Seattle screening, which was hosted at the Nisei Veterans Hall. The screening attracted over 200 viewers.
A diplomatic star is born in China’s first lady
By Christopher Bodeen The Associated Press BEIJING, China (AP) — Glamorous new first lady Peng Liyuan has emerged as Chinese diplomacy’s latest star, charming audiences and cutting a very different profile from her all-but invisible predecessors on her debut official visit abroad to Russia. A celebrated performer on state television, Peng featured prominently in Chinese […]
China punishes North Korea as US asks for more
By Charles Hutzler The Associated Press BEIJING, China (AP) — China is trying to punish ally North Korea for its nuclear and missile tests, stepping up inspections of North Korean-bound cargo. It’s a calibrated effort to send a message without further provoking a testy Pyongyang government.
Death toll in Thai refugee camp fire rises to 35
By Staff The Associated Press BANGKOK, Thailand (AP) — The number of Myanmar refugees killed in a fire at a camp in northwestern Thailand has risen to 35, Thai officials said Saturday, March 23.
Oakland board closes 3 top schools serving Asians
By Staff The Associated Press OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland school board has narrowly voted to shut down three of California’s highest-performing public schools amid allegations of fraud and financial mismanagement.
Japanese diplomat sentenced in violence case
By Rafu Shimpo Staff New America Media REDWOOD CITY, Calif. — Yoshiaki Nagaya, 33, vice consul at the Japanese Consulate in San Francisco, has been sentenced to one year in jail for domestic abuse.
UW musicians tour China
By Hayat Norimine Northwest Asian Weekly Nearly 10 years ago, University of Washington Wind Ensemble Conductor Tim Salzman helped a student finance his education. That small act, years later, eventually led to a partnership with the China Conservatory.