The new Cambodian Minister of Commerce, Chanthol Sun, visited Seattle on June 17, where he spoke at the Fairmont Olympic Hotel. He was accompanied by U.S. Ambassador to Cambodia William Todd. Sun has been traveling the United States on a mission to promote increased trade between the two countries, and to attract more foreign investment […]
Janice Deguchi named new COO at Nikkei Concerns
Nikkei Concerns has announced Janice Deguchi will be its new chief operating officer beginning Sept. 2. Her extensive experience in strategic planning, program development and management, advocacy, fundraising, and capital projects will support the nonprofit as it launches into a new era of senior health care services. Deguchi has served as executive director of the […]
Morisawa’s art in Dublin show
Seattle artist Naoko Morisawa was one of 55 worldwide artist selected to show her artwork at the Dublin Biennial 2014’s International Contemporary Art Exhibition that ran from June 13 to June 22 in Dublin, Ireland. The 10-day event featured film screenings, performances, workshops, and discussions.
Fathers of the Year honored
The Seattle American Diabetes Association’s Father of the Year awards went to Dan Dixon, chief community engagement officer at Providence Health & Services, and Nathaniel “Nate” Miles, vice president for strategic initiatives for Eli Lilly and Company.
Tomorrow’s leaders today
The Northwest Asian Weekly Foundation’s Summer Youth Leadership Program started on June 23 and will run until July 10. This program is an all expenses-paid program designed for high school youths and college freshmen that aims to develop leadership and communication skills. Participants have a chance to meet Asian American role models and leaders, discover […]
U.S. hospitals compete for aff luent immigrant patients
By Ramit Plushnick-Masti Associated Press HOUSTON (AP) – When it comes to ordering meals at Houston’s Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, immigrant patients can choose from dishes similar to those they might eat at home, including dumplings or noodles for Asian palates, and curry to accommodate Indian tastes.
Scientists note increase in seismic activity at Mauna Loa
HAWAII NATIONAL PARK, Hawaii (AP) – Scientists at the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory have recorded increased seismic activity on the flanks and summit of Mauna Loa over the past 13 months.
Michelle Wie wins the U.S. Women’s Open golf tourney
By Associated Press PINEHURST, N.C. (AP) – Michelle Wie finally delivered a performance worthy of the hype that has been heaped on her since she was a teenager. Wie bounced back from a late mistake at Pinehurst No. 2 to bury a 25-foot birdie putt on the 17th hole, sending the 24-year-old from Hawaii to […]
Nishikori “almost 100 percent” going into Wimbledon
By Associated Press LONDON (AP) – Japan’s Kei Nishikori said he was “almost 100 percent perfect” health-wise heading into Wimbledon. The 10th-seeded Nishikori has been hampered by a hip problem that he says contributed to a first-round loss at the French Open. But the first Japanese man to be ranked in the top 10 says […]
Graduation heals Calif. man’s World War II internment wounds
By Associated Press NEWPORT BEACH, California (AP) – A California man who missed his 1942 high school graduation because he was locked in an internment camp for Japanese Americans finally walked in a cap and gown this June, more than seven decades after he was pulled out of class just a month shy of his […]