The Seattle chapter of the Japanese American Citizens League hosted it 91st Annual Banquet and Fundraiser on Saturday, April 20, raising funds for the organization’s community programs.
Korean Orchestra visits Benaroya Hall, performs
The Daejeon Yeonjeng Municipal Orchestra and Morning Star Korean Cultural Center presented a performance of Korea Fantasy at Benaroya Hall on Monday, April 22 to a near capacity audience. Daejeon and Seattle are sister cities.
Cheryl Chow remembered at memorial ceremony
Approximately 800 people gathered to celebrate the life of Cheryl Chow on Saturday, April 20 at Town Hall Seattle. Chow, who was diagnosed with cancer in 2011, passed away on March 29 at the age of 66.
LeHama Jewelry closes its doors after 33 years
LeHama Jewelry closed it doors on Saturday, April 20, after 33 years of serving the Asian community in Seattle.
Trial starts for aides of Asian NYC mayoral hopeful
By Tom Hays The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — The trial of two former associates of a candidate seeking to become New York City’s first Asian-American mayor began Monday, April 15 with jury selection in federal court in Manhattan.
US, Vietnam far apart on human rights
By Chris Brummitt and Matthew Pennington The Associated Press HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Vietnamese authorities seeking to stop a well-known democracy activist from meeting an American diplomat last weekend deployed an unusual weapon — a group of elderly ladies.
Condition of raped 5-year-old Indian girl improves
By Nirmala George The Associated Press NEW DELHI, India (AP) — The condition of a 5-year-old girl who was allegedly kidnapped, raped, and tortured by a man and then left alone in a locked room in India’s capital for two days has improved, a doctor said Sunday, April 21 as protests continued over the authorities’ […]
South Koreans hope to return to Kaesong factories
By Youkyung Lee AP Business Writer SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The South Korean entrepreneurs who invested up to 10 years and millions of dollars in the Kaesong industrial complex, a symbol of economic collaboration between the Koreas that is now shuttered by the North, have little more than hope to cling to as assembly […]
Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month coming to Seattle Center
The Seattle Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month Celebration will be taking place from 11:45 a.m. to 5 p.m. on May 5 at the Seattle Center Armory.
Following the ‘13 Assassins’
By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly When director Eiichi Kudo went into pre-production for his 1963 samurai film “13 Assassins,” he had no way of knowing that he would help pioneer a new age in samurai cinema. Kudo worked with screenwriter Kaneo Ikegami, who’d written another film, “Seventeen Ninja,” released earlier that same year, and […]