Organizers said thousands rallied in Bellevue on March 20 against anti-Asian hate crimes. United Chinese Americans of Washington (UCAWA) organized the event, which was co-sponsored by the Huazhong University of Science and Technology Alumni Association of Seattle (HUSTAA), Greater Seattle Chinese Chamber of Commerce, Ethnic Chamber of Commerce Coalition, Seattle Chinese American Alliance, Korean American […]
ICHS employee appreciation
On March 8, International Community Health Services (ICHS) held Employee Appreciation Luncheons across its clinics. Employees who were honored as part of the Asian Weekly’s Community Health Excellence Award were given their plaques. They also enjoyed food and drinks donated by Viet Wah.
Chinese American Legacy Artwork Project
Seattle artist Stewart Wong has been selected to design the 1886 Anti-Chinese Riot public artwork that will permanently recognize the expulsion of Chinese from Seattle. Among Wong’s credits are collaborative installations of artwork in the Wing Luke Museum Community Hall with artist Ron Ho, and a New Mexico commission with artist Cheryll Leo-Gwin, commemorating the […]
Northwest Mountain MSDC recognizes excellence in 2020 performance
The Northwest Mountain Minority Supplier Development Council (MSDC) has chosen Tim Otani, Director & External Affairs Manager at Union Bank, as the recipient of the Robert L. Ryan Award. This award is presented to individuals “who exemplify an unselfish commitment to Minority Business Enterprise Development.” It also presented Mike Nakamura Photography LLC as Class 1 […]
The time to Stop AAPI Hate is NOW
As King County elected officials of Asian descent, we are outraged by the increase in hate incidents directed at members of our Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities in this country. A new report by Stop AAPI Hate documented nearly 3,800 hate incidents nationwide during the past 12 months.
Homegrown spine surgeon returns to care for local AAPI population
It’s been a tough road during COVID, with his operating room being converted into a COVID intensive care unit during his time at the heart of the pandemic in New York.
PICTORIAL: Rallies against anti-Asian violence
From left: Protest organizer Seneca Nguyen, 10, and his dad, Matt, at Hing Hay Park (Photo by Assunta Ng)
Tokyo Olympics hit by another scandal over sexist comment
By STEPHEN WADE and YURI KAGEYAMA Associated Press TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo Olympics creative director Hiroshi Sasaki is resigning after making demeaning comments about a well-known female celebrity. It is yet another setback for the postponed games and another involving comments about women. The Olympics are to open in just over four months, dogged by […]
‘Minari’ actor is nonchalant about new fame outside S. Korea
By JUWON PARK Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — When Youn Yuh-jung was asked how she felt about being called the “Meryl Streep of South Korea“ in a recent interview, she said she’s flattered by the comparison. But she had her own introduction. “I am just a Korean actress in Korea,’’ 73-year-old actor said. […]
COMMENTARY: How do we stand up to hate? By remaining united
By Kai Curry Northwest Asian Weekly COVID was bad enough. Then there was the rise in crime, the rise in homelessness and joblessness, the rise in racism. From the start, I was afraid to step out of my house lest I be spit on by someone as some kind of a sick joke to spread […]