By Todd Pitman and Julie Pace Associated Press YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar’s minority Rohingya Muslims are among the most persecuted people on earth, and advocates of their cause were hoping President Barack Obama would not only press the issue during his visit this week — they were hoping he would simply say their name.
By Kelvin Chan AP Business Writer HONG KONG (AP) — International investors plowed money into Shanghai’s stock market, maxing out their daily limit, in the debut Monday of a landmark trading link that gives outsiders wider access to mainland China’s main stock market through brokers in Hong Kong.
By Senhao Liu Northwest Asian Weekly From being a teacher to a policymaker in education improvement, Frieda Takamura has contributed much during the past 40 years to the Asian Pacific Islander community.
By Nina Huang Northwest Asian Weekly Conversations, discussions and debates were a normal thing in Lenore (Leny) Valerio-Buford’s household growing up in the Philippines. Valerio-Buford was born and raised in a small town called Taypay. She was the second oldest of six children. She has four sisters and one brother, who is the youngest. She […]
There will be a community memorial event for redress activist Henry Miyatake on Saturday, December 6, 2014, at NVC Memorial Hall, 1212 S King Street, Seattle, WA 98144. A pre-event social, with light refreshments, will begin at 1:00 PM. The memorial program will be from 2:00-3:00 PM.
By Wayne Chan Northwest Asian Weekly I’ve never been known to be much of a rabble rouser. I don’t even know where I can find any rabble that needs rousing. You can say a lot of things about me, but “troublemaker” has never been one of them.
By James Tabafunda Northwest Asian Weekly Filipino American producer and director Marissa Aroy has a timely message.<!–more–> Her documentary, “The Delano Manongs: Forgotten Heroes of the United Farm Workers,” adds an important, but missing, story about Filipino Americans who stood with Mexican American civil rights icon Cesar Chavez as dedicated members of the United Farm […]
By Vivian Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly With November officially underway and Daylight Savings in effect, it’s time to hunker down for the winter season and get ready for the holiday festivities. Even though we’ve turned back the clocks, we’re going to jump back briefly to chat about last month’s news! Read on to find out […]
AP Wire Service MEXICO CITY (AP) — Christina Kim shot a 4-under 68 on Saturday to increase her lead to five strokes in the Lorena Ochoa Invitational.
By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly “Words to the Blind” begins with whispering. Soft words, soft intonations, and then harder intonation, pungent, like clouds of cigar smoke. Japanese words, and some French words. This is a collaboration—Bo Ningen is Japanese and the Savages are mostly English, with a French singer. The wisps climb higher and […]