When was the last time you noticed the sign on your favorite restaurant or coffee shop’s bathroom? You might have seen changes recently.
Off the beaten path: an exotic Japanese futon and breakfast escape on Bainbridge Island
How does an American woman who doesn’t speak Japanese manage to run a traditional Japanese guest house called a ryokan?
ACRS Walk for Rice fundraiser
The annual Asian Counseling and Referral Service (ACRS) Walk for Rice raised a record-breaking $312,000 on June 25. Over a thousand people joined this event by running or walking 2.5 miles around Seward Park — performing, donating, raising funds and volunteering to fight against the hunger. ACRS provides ethnic foods, with proceeds from the Walk, […]
Taiwanese American is Miss Louisiana
Justine Ker was crowned Miss Louisiana 2016 on June 25. She will represent Louisiana state at Miss America pageant later this year. Ker achieved a Bachelor of Arts in neuroscience at Vanderbilt University. She has also been studying piano for 17 years and violin for 12 years. “The links between music and neuroscience are fascinating,” […]
Seattle College District Chancellor’s retirement
The Northwest Asian Weekly hosted a luncheon on June 27 at Joyale Seafood Restaurant to celebrate Jill Wakefield’s retirement and thank her supporters. All the people featured in a pictorial in our June 18 issue contributed a total of $3,000 for the Jill Wakefield Endowed Scholarship for the Seattle Colleges. Thank you for your support […]
More ballot boxes
19 new drop box locations for the August primary election will be available to voters in King County to drop off their ballots without a stamp. This will make voting easier and give voters more opportunity to express their voice. With the transition to all-mail voting, the Metropolitan King County Council reviewed options to increase […]
Johnnie To’s “Three” opens with a surgery. Scheduled surgery, emergency surgery, the action doesn’t make it clear which — possibly some of both — with the circumstances left unstated.
Asian influences in two SAM exhibits
Seattle Art Museum presents two installations: Terratopia: The Chinese Landscape in Painting and Film at the Asian Art Museum (through Feb. 26, 2017) and Tamiko Thiel: Gardens of the Anthropocene at the Olympic Sculpture Park (through Sept. 30). Both show us the vision of landscape and how humans interact with the natural wood. Terratopia arranges […]
Families of LGBTQ children talk about acceptance and coming out
By Tim Gruver Northwest Asian Weekly For LGBTQ children in Asian and Pacific Islander (API) communities, coming out can be hard to do. Many fear their sexual orientation will shame or dishonor their parents, but staying in the closet can deeply affect their mental health, leading to depression, self-loathing, and even suicide. Hosted by the […]
Sergeant injured on vacation receives care at Harborview
By Staff Northwest Asian Weekly Sgt. Wing Woo is being treated at Harborview Medical Center, after being airlifted from Hawaii on June 30. Woo was bodysurfing with his 14-year-old son, while vacationing in Maui on June 24, when a wave wiped him. Wing hit his head on the ocean floor. He was knocked unconscious before […]