K-Pop sensation BTS visited the White House on May 31 to talk with President Joe Biden about combating the rise in hate crimes targeting Asian Americans—bringing superstar sizzle to an otherwise sad and scary topic.
DNA testing kit reunites daughter and father
“A part of me still can’t really wrap my head around the fact that I have a sibling,” My Hong shared after finding out he had a half-sister, Kalena Johnson, through DNA testing.
Comic book for child vaccination comes to save the day
Remember when your parents told you to stop reading comic books and do your homework? Well, now there’s a comic book that is your homework. It could literally save your life.
NVC Memorial Day Service
The Nisei Veterans Committee (NVC) and NVC Foundation held its 77th Annual Memorial Day Service at Lake View Cemetery. Attendees gathered by the Nisei War Memorial, a 22-foot tall granite obelisk inscribed with names of those killed in action from the Spanish-American War, World War I, World War II, the Korean Conflict, Vietnam, and Granada. […]
Pagdiriwang Philippine Festival
Seattle Center Festál continues with Pagdiriwang Philippine Festival, a virtual two-day program on June 4 from 1-4:30 p.m. and June 5 from 1-3:30 p.m. It will be available to watch on facebook.com/SeattleCenter and youtube.com/seattlecenter. The annual Pagdiriwang Philippine Festival is a rich, educational, interactive, and colorful event that highlights the commonality of all ethnic groups […]
Memorial Day Ceremony at Hing Hay Park
Cathay Post 186 of the American Legion held its annual Memorial Day service to honor the Chinese service members from Seattle who gave their lives during World War II. The event, at Hing Hay Park on May 30, also featured comments from Rep. Sharon Tomiko Santos who spoke of the veterans’ love, loyalty, and legacy. […]
Kimitomo Muromoto receives French Legion of Honour
Kimitomo Muromoto received the French Legion of Honour at the NVC Memorial Hall from the Consul General of France in San Francisco. Muromoto was inducted into the U.S. Army from Tule Lake Segregation Center on April 27, 1944. Almost 78 years later, his extended family were witness to Consul General Frédéric Jung’s presentation in April […]
Getting to know Phyllis Campbell, Chairman of JP Morgan Chase & Co., Pacific Northwest
What are your favorite Asian foods and snacks? My favorite Asian food is Tonkotsu Ramen—I frequently order out and take it home, add spinach and a few other spices—a perfect meal! I am also a fan of senbei and other snacks to power me through the endless “Zoom” calls! What do you like to do […]
Even on sunny “Fire Island,” there’s too much shade
Booster has observed to the media that while reading “Pride and Prejudice,” he realized that Austen’s way of showing people being “awful to each other without being awful to each other” is another version of what gays call “shade.”
Biden administration pays tribute to AANHPI month
The Biden-Harris administration, in a festive ceremony, celebrated the closing of the first-ever Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) Heritage Month. A panel that was part of the event advised young people to seek to develop their voices.