Pramila Jayapal, a recognized leader in local and national efforts to improve the lives of immigrants, low wage workers, communities of color, and women, is a co-recipient of the inaugural Olga Vives Award from the National Organization of Women (NOW). In presenting the award, NOW President Terry O’Neill said, “Pramila Jayapal exemplifies the spirit and […]
Poet Pai is OtB ambassador
Seattle poet Shin Yu Pai is one of 15 cultural and civic leaders to be invited (out of 95 applicants) to serve as a 2014-2015 ambassador for On the Boards (OtB), a local arts organization that introduces audiences to international innovators in contemporary dance, theater, and music, while developing and presenting new work by Northwest […]
Seattle Synchro Swim Team makes a splash at nationals
The Seattle Synchronized Swim Team swam to third place in the USA Synchro Age Group Nationals from June 27 to July 5 at the King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way.
TAPS network, hike, and more
The Taiwanese American Professionals of Seattle (TAPS) enjoyed a hike at Rattlesnake Ledge east of Seattle on June 14. The group, which began in 2004, plans frequent outings for members to network, socialize, and engage in community service projects. TAPS has more than 500 members. (end)
Review confirms basis of Japan’s sex slave apology
By Mari Yamaguchi Associated Press TOKYO (AP) – A Japanese panel confirmed the validity of a study that led to Japan’s landmark 1993 apology for forcing Asian women into wartime prostitution, even as South Korea blasted the review as a move that “picks again at the painful wounds” of victims.
North Korea preparing to try 2 American tourists
By Eric Talmadge Associated Press TOKYO (AP) – North Korea said on June 30 it is preparing to try two Americans who entered the country as tourists for carrying out what it says were hostile acts against it.
China gives a rare glimpse at Naval ships
By Marco Garcia Associated Press PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (AP) – China gave Western journalists a rare look aboard two People’s Liberation Army vessels on July 5 during the Rim of the Pacific naval exercises in Hawaii, showcasing a hospital ship with complex medical facilities and a destroyer flying U.S. and Chinese flags.
Both rivals claim victory in Indonesian election
By Niniek Karmini Associated Press JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) – The rival candidates in Indonesia’s presidential election each claimed victory Wednesday, raising uncertainty about the political and legal landscape in a nation that made the transition from dictatorship to democracy less than two decades ago.
Bodies in motion: Marie Chong brings summer dance to Seattle
By Vivian Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly Some people find it difficult to balance their work and personal life. It requires a certain level of dexterity to maintain balance. For artistic director and former professional dancer Marie Chong, it’s a way of life in her work — literally.<!–more–> Raised in Tacoma, Chong first found inspiration for […]
Traveling cow moooves people to share stories
By Daria Kroupoderova Northwest Asian Weekly How can a cow suit lead to helping people and sharing their stories?