Governor Jay Inslee appointed Michael Itti as the executive director of the Washington State Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs in early April. Itti is a second generation Thai-Chinese American born and raised in Washington. He will advise the governor, the Legislature, state agencies, and local government on policies, programs, and needs of the Asian […]
InterIm CDA hosts annual Refresh Gala, honors Norm Rice
InterIm Community Development Association hosted their annual Refresh Gala on Saturday, April 6, raising funds to support their low-income housing programs. In total, the event raised over $130,000, which will go towards providing housing and services to immigrants and refugees.
Former Taiwan vice president visits University of Washington
Former Taiwan Vice President Annette Lu Hsiu-lien visited the University of Washington on Friday, April 5, giving a lecture entitled, “A New Perspective on the Asia Pacific.” Her talk covered issues including the disputed island territory claimed by Taiwan, Japan, and China, as well as new strategies for improving foreign relations in the Asia-Pacific region.
Tule Lake Committee receives grant for prison restoration
National Park Service director Jonathan B. Jarvis announced on April 6 that the NPS Japanese American Confinement Sites Program awarded the Tule Lake Committee with a $192,467 grant to begin restoration work for the concrete jail located on the Tule Lake National Historic Landmark segregation center property.
Japanese fish hitch ride on boat to Washington beach
By Staff The Associated Press LONG BEACH, Wash. (AP) — What a long and strange trip it’s been for a small striped fish native to Japan that apparently hitched a cross-Pacific ride in a small boat believed to be part of a tide of debris from that country’s March 2011 tsunami.
California governor looks to China for investments
By Juliet Williams The Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Jerry Brown has designs on building some of the most expensive public works projects in the nation and wants to keep the state moving forward in its slow recovery from the recession. Where better to go searching for the money to further those […]
Defiant Vietnamese farmer sentenced to 5 years in jail
By Chris Brummitt The Associated Press HAIPHONG, Vietnam (AP) — A court sentenced a family of four Vietnamese fish farmers to between two and five years in prison on Friday, April 5 after finding them guilty of attempted murder for fighting back with homemade guns and land mines against a state eviction squad.
China offers to reduce friction
By Charles Hutzler The Associated Press BOAO, China (AP) — With pressure growing on Beijing to get North Korea to step back from its war-like footing, Chinese President Xi Jinping said Sunday, April 7 that no one country should be allowed to upset world peace and added China would work to reduce tensions over regional […]
Leak feared at Japan nuke plant
By Mari Yamaguchi The Associated Press TOKYO, Japan (AP) — The operator of Japan’s crippled nuclear plant said Saturday, April 6 that it was moving tons of highly radioactive water from a temporary storage tank to another after detecting signs of leakage, in a blow to the plant’s struggles with tight storage space.
PWEKA searching for Filipino art to display
Pinoy Words Expressed Kultura Arts (PWEKA) is curating the Pagdiriwang Filipino American Art display at the Seattle Center Armory Building on June 8 to June 9. They are looking for submissions. The theme this year is “Through Our Eyes.” Filipino American artists are invited to submit files of their original artwork, up to 5 pieces, […]