A farewell party was held for the Consul General of Japan on April 24. Masahiro Omura has served in Seattle since 2013. About 200 people attedned the event including Uwajimaya chairman Tomio Moriguchi and his wife Jenny Li, King county executive Dow Constantine and his wife Shirley Carlson. Omura also took part in a rendition […]
Seattle JACL 95th annual banquet awardees
Four people were honored on April 8 at the Seattle JACL 95th Annual Banquet. The event called, “Our Community: 75 Years After E.O. 9066” raised more than $70,000 for civil rights programming, youth scholarships, and Family 2.0 — a multicultural conference for API LGBTQ youth, their families, and allies. Larry Gossett was honored with the […]
Noodle making fun
Members of the Taiwanese American Professionals – Seattle (TAP-SEA) rolled up their sleeves and learned how to make noodles on April 23 in Bellevue. Participants enjoyed the fruits of their labor — the handmade noodles served with different three types of sauces made from scratch.
Kai Market opens
Kai Market, an Uwajimaya spin-off which opened in South Lake Union this week, is having its grand opening on May 3. The store — at 400 Fairview Ave N — features an array of Asian staples and condiments, Asian snacks, and beverages, as well as seafood dishes to grab on the go. For its official […]
Chinese jihadis’ rise in Syria raises concerns at home
By BASSEM MROUE and GERRY SHIH Associated Press BEIRUT (AP) — Many don’t speak Arabic and their role in Syria is little known to the outside world, but the Chinese fighters of the Turkistan Islamic Party in Syria are organized, battled-hardened and have been instrumental in ground offensives against President Bashar Assad’s forces in the […]
China defends granting trademarks for Ivanka’s company
BEIJING (AP) — China is defending its handling of trademark applications from President Donald Trump’s daughter Ivanka and her company, saying that all such requests are handled fairly. Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesman Lu Kang was asked about the trademarks on April 19, a day after The Associated Press reported that Ivanka Trump had won […]
Muslim teen wins right to box competitively in hijab
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Muslim teen boxer from Minnesota who hopes to one day compete in the Olympics has won a fight to wear a hijab during matches in the U.S. Amaiya Zafar will also be allowed to cover her arms and legs in accordance with her religious beliefs while competing in her first sanctioned […]
Students push for Hmong American studies program
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A group of Hmong American undergraduates is pushing administrators at the University of Wisconsin-Madison to hire more faculty who study the ethnic group and to launch a program through which students can earn a certificate in Hmong American studies. Sophomore Myxee Thao and several other students of Southeast Asian descent formed […]
More Asian American women getting breast cancer
By Staff NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY A study published earlier this month reveals that Asian American women have seen an increase in breast cancer diagnosis over the past 15 years — although Japanese women were exempt from this. The study focused on the seven major Asian populations that migrated to the United States — Chinese, Japanese, […]
The Layup Drill — Baseball returns and a Fil-Am woman becomes No. 1 in the world.
Welcome to another edition of The Layup Drill. In this edition, we take a look at the World Baseball Classic, an honor for a former major leaguer, and a new number one fencer in the world. But first, a little-known boxer from Thailand scored a huge upset.