BEIJING (AP) — Taiwan’s legislature has explicitly banned the sale and consumption of dog and cat meat and increased the penalty for animal cruelty, underscoring growing awareness of animal welfare in one of Asia’s most prosperous societies. The legislature amended Taiwan’s animal protection law to double the maximum penalty for deliberate harm to animals to […]
Trump: China, US working on ‘North Korea problem’
By KEN THOMAS Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — President Donald Trump asserted on April 16 that China was working with the United States on “the North Korea problem,” and his vice president told American and South Korea service members that the North’s latest “provocation,” a failed missile launch shortly before his arrival in […]
“Nadeshiko” a tale of time, machines, money, and ghosts
A white-haired man (indeed, the program will give his character the name “White-Haired Man”) lets a young Asian lady into his condominium.
Cinerama debuts first Anime Film Festival
On April 25, a team at Cinerama will debut its Anime Movie Festival. Its lineup of movies, featuring a list of classic favorites, will run through May 3.
A-pop! White people playing Asian-y roles, and Asians don’t like it! For good reason!
Back in 2012, “The Pioneer Woman,” a cooking show on Food Network, quietly aired a real racist segment oriented around chicken wings, and it generally went without a lot of comment
Mayor Murray unveils affordable housing proposal for Chinatown-International District
By Staff NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY Mayor Ed Murray signed legislation last week that will require new development in the Chinatown-International District (C-ID) to contribute to affordable housing, producing at least 150 new affordable homes over the next decade. The zoning change will implement the Housing Affordability and Livability Agenda (HALA)’s Mandatory Housing Affordably (MHA) requirements. […]
Kumamoto earthquakes: One year later
By Rumi Naito NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY Rumiko Ohnari was pinned beneath a bookcase in her ruined house by the temblor that rocked Kumamoto Prefecture on April 16, 2016. The heavy piece of furniture broke Rumiko’s leg, but the rest of the family was unharmed, including her three dogs. Like many in Kumamoto, the Ohnari family […]
Salesman who targeted Asian businesses sentenced for fraud
By Staff NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY John Yin of Everett — who sold software allowing businesses to underreport their sales to avoid paying taxes — was sentenced on April 14 to 18 months in federal prison. Yin, 66, also must pay back $3.4 million, along with restaurants who used his product. The U.S. Department of Justice […]
Local journalists weigh in on diversity, technology, and the future of TV news
By Starla Sampaco NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY These days, reporters have to do more with less. In TV markets across the country, news staffs are shrinking. As a result, many broadcast journalists have taken on more roles within their stations. “Before, smaller markets would have one-man bands or one-woman bands,” said Ryan Takeo, of KING 5. […]
BLOG: Murray McGinn rematch — Dynamics changed in the Asian community
By Assunta Ng NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY A supposedly smooth re-election for Seattle Mayor Ed Murray suddenly turns into a nightmare. First, The Seattle Times published a lengthy story of sexual abuse allegations against Murray on April 9. Four days later, the Times published an editorial, telling him not to run for re-election, thus opening the […]