By Michael Kenzelman The Associated Press NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Legal advocates on August 2 asked federal authorities to investigate their claims that New Orleans school officials discriminate against the parents of Asian American and Latino students.
Cambodia’s election trouble leads to poll investigation
By Sopheng Cheang The Associated Press PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — The two rival parties claiming victory in Cambodia’s general election reached an agreement on August 3 with the state National Election Committee to investigate polling irregularities, a move that could pave the way to ending the country’s political deadlock. However, in the latest example […]
Japan’s humanoid robot takes off to space station
By Staff The Associated Press TOKYO (AP) — The first talking humanoid robot “astronaut” has taken off in a rocket. Kirobo — derived from the Japanese words for “hope” and “robot” — was among five tons of supplies and machinery on a rocket launched August 4 for the International Space Station from Tanegashima, southwestern Japan, […]
Macau aims for another Vegas staple: boxing
By Kelvin Chan AP Business Writer MACAU (AP) — A Chinese fighter’s victory at a Macau showdown brings the world’s top casino market a step closer to challenging Las Vegas for dominance of another Sin City staple: big-time boxing matches.
Living his dream, Japanese American singer makes screen debut
By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly I met Tomo Nakayama shortly after 9/11 at Seattle’s Varsity Theatre where I was reviewing a movie and he was letting the critics
A-pop! Heroes and villains — Racists think they’re not racist, and Asian heroes make their debut
By Vivian Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly From racist music videos to Asian superheroes, July was an interesting month for Asians and pop culture. And by “interesting,” I mean equal parts disgusting and awesome. Read on to see what’s going on! Racist music video “Asian Girlz” makes many Asianz mad Los Angeles-based rock band Day Above […]
Tejal Pastakia — 2013 Asian American Visionary
This October, the Northwest Asian Weekly presents the Visionary Awards Gala, an event honoring visionaries in the APA community. By Signe Predmore Northwest Asian Weekly In an industry sometimes perceived as riddled with wastefulness and unnecessary spending, Tejal Pastakia is fiercely committed
Seven APA candidates advance — McGinn, Murray on to general election
By Staff Northwest Asian Weekly State Sen. Ed Murray and incumbent Mayor Mike McGinn will be moving on to the general election in November, along with seven of the eight APA candidates who competed in the primary, initial ballot returns show.
UW Nikkei Alumni Association prepares for 90th anniversary
By Staff Northwest Asian Weekly In 1922, Japanese American students at the University of Washington came together to create the University Students Club —
Green architecture pops up around Chinatown — LEED, ESDS, what’s it mean?
By Charles Lam Northwest Asian Weekly As development in the International District increases, Seattle and the state of Washington’s push towards green architecture is