By Asha DuMonthier New America Media The influx of highly skilled, highly educated workers on H1-B visas from Asian countries in the last decade has skewed poverty statistics, according to a new report by the National Coalition for Asian Pacific American Community Development (National CAPACD). In 2011 alone, “there were over 90,000 H1-B visas issued […]
UW 2013 EOP Celebration honors 3 APA students
The University of Washington’s 2013 Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) honored 16 students in late May, three of which are Asian and Pacific Americans.
UW international student receives Evans Student Leadership Award
Chinese international student Lin Gao, who recently graduated from the University of Washington’s Evans School of Public Affairs, received the 2013 Daniel J. Evans Leadership Award for Outstanding Leadership. The award is presented to a graduating student who has had a record of leadership and service during their time at the Evans School. Nominees receive […]
Puyallup JACL awards 4 scholarships
The Puyallup Japanese American Citizens League awarded scholarships to four students in June based on the student’s scholarship, community leadership, and community service.
Franklin High School Ultimate Frisbee seniors all graduated, headed to college, mentorship
The 11 seniors of the Franklin High School Ultimate Frisbee team graduated and will begin new chapters of their lives next fall.
Nominee: US opposes China bullying in China sea
By Matthew Pennington The Associated Press WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) — The nominee to become the top U.S. diplomat in East Asia delivered pointed comments about China in his confirmation hearing June 20, saying there’s no place for “coercion and bullying” in the region’s seas.
Police: Convicted arsonist Martin Pang trying to defraud firefighters, witnesses
By Manuel Valdes The Associated Press SEATTLE (AP) — The man who set a Seattle warehouse fire that killed four firefighters in 1995 had been planning to steal the identities of people involved in his case to collect money after his release from prison, Seattle police said June 25.
Liberal Democratic Party makes gains in Tokyo
By Staff The Associated Press TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s ruling part welcomed its sweeping gains in the Tokyo Assembly election on June 24 in a closely watched contest that is an indicator of how Japan’s major parties will fare in parliamentary polls next month.
Senate backs Froman as next trade representative
By Jim Abrams The Associated Press WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) _ Michael Froman, a senior White House economic adviser and classmate of President Barack Obama at Harvard Law School won Senate confirmation to be the next U.S. trade representative on June 19.
Doubts loom over competitiveness of Asia teams in World Cup
By John Duerden The Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The confetti has been swept away, the hangovers from the street parties have been slept off, and now that the Asian teams for the 2014 World Cup have been decided, observers are fretting over slipping standards and how the sides will be able to […]