The Consulate General of Japan in Seattle recognized contributions to Japan-US relations Jan. 22. In a ceremony held during the New Year’s Reception at the Official Residence recipients were awarded the Consul General’s Commendation.
Campbell, Gupta, and Park awarded for Executive Excellence
Seattle Business Magazine SMB has selected Sunny Gupta, cofounder and CEO for Appotio Corporation, Jane Park, CEO of Ulep to be its 2015 honorees for Executive Excellence Awards. Phyllis Campbell is winner of SBM Lifetime Achievement Award. These honorees among the 13, have demonstrated exceptional representatives of all that is inspiring and energizing in organizational administration. They were […]
Sheraton celebrates a new year
The Sheraton Seattle Hotel celebrated the holiday season by giving back to the community with its 22nd Annual Gingerbread Village, Providence Hospital O’Christmas Tree, the 30th Annual Senior Holiday Party, and the 62nd Annual Tim & Dan Watts Guild Santa Breakfasts. Sheraton raised over $57,000 for the Northwest chapter of JDRF, and the 22nd Annual […]
‘Man in the High Castle’ available to stream
Amazon Studios released the pilot episode of “The Man In the High Castle.” The pilot, which filmed in Seattle hired hundreds of local cast and crew and over 200 local vendors. Over the course of the production’s 26 filming days in Seattle, various locations were featured, including the Chinatown/International District, Pioneer Square, Georgetown, and SODO. […]
Ringing the bell in memoriam of the Kobe earthquake
SKSCA and other Japan-related groups have held bell ringing ceremonies since the Kobe earthquake to remember victims and show support to Kobe and its surrounding communities. Seattle residents also gathered at the Kobe Bell after the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami in Tohoku, Japan.
Vietnam allows new casino, ban on Vietnamese may be lifted
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — A recently announced government decision to allow a casino on Vietnam’s biggest island drew mixed reactions Friday from citizens, who weighed its potential economic benefits against its perceived social vices.
Abe ‘speechless’ after video claims IS hostage dead
TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s prime minister said Sunday he was “speechless’’ after an online video purported to show one of two Japanese hostages of the extremist Islamic State group had been killed and promised to save the other. Shinzo Abe said on NHK TV that the video was likely authentic and offered condolences to the […]
Mark Wahlberg’s victim says he shouldn’t be pardoned
By Philip Marcelo and Rodrique Ngowi Associated Press BOSTON (AP) — A victim of one of actor Mark Wahlberg’s racially motivated attacks as a teenage delinquent in racially divided Boston in the 1980s insists he shouldn’t be granted a pardon for his crimes. Kristyn Atwood was among a group of mostly black fourth-grade students on […]
A Chinaman’s chance: The immigrant’s journey — Eric Liu on race, immigration, and citizenship
By Minal Singh Northwest Asian Weekly On Jan. 14, University of Washington School of Law held a question and answer session with Eric Liu, founder of Citizen University, interviewed by Robert Chang, director of the Korematsu Center. The interview between these two law professors engaged on the topic of race, immigration, and citizenship.
“Worst thing I ever heard in my life” — Adam Diegel: From bad auditions to a leading role in ‘Tosca’
By Nina Huang Northwest Asian Weekly Adam Diegel, star of “Tosca,” now playing at the Seattle Opera, was once told to change careers after a bad audition.