Josh Yiu, Foster Foundation Curator of Chinese Art at the Seattle Art Museum (SAM), has accepted the position of Associate Director of the Art Museum at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Yiu has been at SAM since 2006 and will be leaving his post effective July.
Judge Yu receives 2013 Civic Award from Municipal League
Judge Mary I. Yu received the Public Official of the Year Award from the Municipal League at their 2013 Civic Awards on Thursday, April 11.
Sharon Maeda named executive director of new nonprofit
Sharon Maeda has been named executive director of a new nonprofit, 21 PROGRESS, based in Seattle.
2013 Washington Japanese Princesses announced
The 2013 Washington State Japanese Princesses have been announced. They are Izumi Kahokuhulaokekai Hansen, Christine Kimiko Ito, Aspasea Elina McKenna, and Kristi Yukiko Nakata. The 2013 Washington state Japanese Queen will be selected on May 4.
China pulls ‘Django Unchained’ on day of premiere screening
By Digi Tang The Associated Press BEIJING, China (AP) — “Django Unchained” became “Django Unscreened” as Quentin Tarantino’s violent slave-revenge saga was pulled from Chinese theaters on its opening day, with the importer blaming an unspecified technical problem.
Despite tensions, N. Korea lets tourists, athletes through borders
By Eric Talmadge The Associated Press PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Despite North Korea’s warnings that the threat of war on the Korean Peninsula is so high it cannot guarantee the safety of foreign residents, it literally trotted out athletes from around the world on Sunday, April 14 — suggesting its concerns of an imminent […]
Suu Kyi visit highlights Japan’s economic push in Myanmar
By Elaine Kurtenbach AP Business Writer TOKYO, Japan (AP) — Japan’s long-deferred aspirations for a larger role in Myanmar are getting a boost this coming week with a visit by Nobel Peace Prize laureate and opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi. The visit by Suu Kyi, in Japan for the first time in 27 years, […]
Binational couples await Supreme Court DOMA ruling
By Dave Gram The Associated Press MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Jason Kirchick and Christian Pinillos are worried not only about their future working at a struggling ski lodge, but also about their marriage.
14-year-old Chinese golfer makes Masters cut
By Staff The Associated Press AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Guan Tianlang had plenty of adult supervision at the Masters. Officials kept a close eye on the 14-year-old Saturday, April 13, a day after a penalty for slow play nearly kept him from playing the weekend.
Vietnamese American actress ‘disappointed’ by IMDb verdict
By Evangeline Cafe Northwest Asian Weekly The curtain has closed on Huong Hoang’s real-life legal drama with the Internet Movie Database, or IMDb — at least for now. The actress, who uses the stage name “Junie Hoang,” sued the company after it published her birth date on her IMDb profile. Hoang had initially posted a […]