By STEPHEN WADE AP Sports Writer TOKYO (AP) — The head of the Tokyo Olympics was again forced to assure the world on April 16 that the postponed games will open in just over three months and not be canceled despite surging COVID-19 cases in Japan. Organizing committee president Seiko Hashimoto was asked at a […]
By BRIAN MELLEY Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — The auction of a series of sketches purportedly drawn by an artist at the Japanese internment camp at Manzanar was canceled on April 6 after groups protested it was offensive and immoral to profit off the misery of incarcerated people. The auction was halted by eBay […]
LIHUE, Hawaii (AP) — The police chief on the Hawaiian island of Kauai has apologized after a discrimination investigation found he mocked people of Asian descent. Kauai Police Chief Todd Raybuck, speaking in a video posted on social media, said his comments were “insensitive and improper as the chief of police,” The Garden Island newspaper […]
By COLLEEN BARRY Associated Press MILAN (AP) — A sketch on a popular Italian TV show mocking Chinese people has launched a debate about racism, and satire, in Italy. While Asian and Black activists took to social media to share their experiences with racism growing up in Italy, including how it can be fomented by […]
By Assunta Ng NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY There were two different reactions after I got my Johnson & Johnson (J&J) vaccine weeks ago. The immediate one was envy and jealousy as some people also wanted the one-shot J&J instead of the two-shot Moderna and Pfizer. Soon, these same people were worried about me when federal officials […]
It began life as a garage for taxis, the space at 409 7th Avenue South in the Chinatown-International District (ID). It began hosting art and theater events in the 1980s.
Twelve-year-old Faryn Liu wants nothing more than to become a warrior in the Jade Society and honor her family and the gods.
By ALICIA RANCILIO Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Up-and-coming actors will sometimes claim to know a variety of skills to be considered for roles, but Olivia Liang set a boundary early in her career. “When I started off in the industry, people would ask me why martial arts wasn’t on my resume because it […]
By Mahlon Meyer Northwest Asian Weekly If you have been reading this paper long enough, you probably know that during the 19th and 20th centuries, Chinese Americans faced appalling mistreatment at various times in this country. You probably also know that the subject was rarely taught in schools. Now, there seems to be a solution. […]
A jury on April 20 found former Minneapolis Police officer Derek Chauvin guilty of murder and manslaughter in the death of George Floyd. Chauvin knelt on Floyd’s neck for more than 9 minutes last year in one of the most consequential trials of the Black Lives Matter era. The jurors deliberated for more than 10 […]