The Asian Pacific American Media Coalition (APAMC) announced Monday, Jan. 14 that Daniel M. Mayeda of East West Players (EWP) and Priscilla Ouchida of Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) have been elected as its new co-chairs. The APAMC, a coalition comprised of civil rights and media activism organizations, also announced that it will be expanding […]
Diane Narasaki, Kip Tokuda appointed to Community Police Commission
Mayor Mike McGinn announced his appointments to the new Community Police Commission on Monday, Jan. 14. The Community Police Commission is a partnership between the police department, its officers, community members, and public officials intended to support the development of reforms, establishment of police priorities, and mechanisms to promote community confidence in the Seattle Police […]
Cindy Ryu is a finalist for Ferguson council seat
King County Executive Dow Constantine submitted three names to the King County Council today for consideration to fill the vacancy left by the election of Councilmember Bob Ferguson as state attorney general.
Google executive visits North Korea
By Gillian Wong The Associated Press BEIJING, China (AP) — The Google chairman wants a firsthand look at North Korea’s economy and social media in his private visit Monday, Jan. 14 to the communist nation, his delegation said, despite misgivings in Washington over the timing of the trip.
Obama Cabinet shuffle taking shape
By Ken Thomas and Sam Hananel The Associated Press WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) — The composition of President Barack Obama’s second term Cabinet became clearer Wednesday, Jam. 9 with Labor Secretary Hilda Solis resigning and three other members of the president’s team deciding to stay on amid concerns about diversity in Obama’s inner circle.
Beijing’s air pollution literally off the charts
By Louise Watt The Associated Press BEIJING, China (AP) — People refused to venture outdoors and buildings disappeared into Beijing’s murky skyline on Sunday, Jan. 13 as the capital’s air quality went off the index.
World’s oldest woman dies at 115 in Japan
By Staff The Associated press TOKYO (AP) — A Japanese official says a woman in his town near Tokyo, who became world’s oldest living female just last month, has died at 115.
Tens of thousands protest Taiwan’s president
By Staff The Associated press TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Tens of thousands of opposition demonstrators took to the streets of Taipei on Sunday, Jan. 13 to protest the policies of Taiwan’s China-friendly president, in the largest anti-government action since he was re-elected to a second four-year term a year ago.
A-pop! Asians invade the screen
By Vivian Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly Even though 2013 has only been underway for a few short weeks, there’s already a lot of news to cover, including anti-Americanism, television castings, and even some news straight out of Seattle. Read on to find out about all the buzz of the new year!
Blind Japanese Pianist Nobuyuki Tsujii to perform in Seattle
By M. L. Liu Northwest Asian Weekly The 13th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition held in 2009 ended with a common scene, the winner cradling his trophy while simultaneously crying and laughing. However, the winner, then 20-year-old Nobuyuki Tsujii, is unlike any of the other competitors — he is completely blind.