The U.S.-Japan Council (USJC) announced on Feb. 8 that Fred Katayama, former KIRO-TV reporter and award-winning journalist, will be joining the Council’s staff as executive vice president. Katayama is a founding board member of the USJC, first serving on the Council’s board upon its inception in 2008. As executive VP, Katayama will lead the Council’s […]
The California State University (CSU) Board of Trustees appointed Richard Yao, Ph.D., to serve as the fourth president of California State University Channel Islands (CSUCI). Yao—who identifies as a Chinese Filipino American—first joined CSUCI after he was appointed to the position of vice president for student affairs in 2018. He currently serves as interim president […]
The Seattle Asian Art Museum (SAAM) presents “Embodied Change: South Asian Art Across Time,” running from Jan. 14–July 10 and features work from the third millennium BCE to present day in a range of diverse material, including terracotta, wood, metal, painting, photography, and video. They all depict the human body and its possibilities for transformation. […]
Mattel released a brand new Barbie Lunar New Year Doll in conjunction with the Year of the Tiger. The doll was designed by one of China’s most renowned couturiers, Guo Pei. The doll wears a traditional Chinese dress in resplendent red, symbolizing good fortune and abundance, and features symbolic golden phoenixes representing femininity and grace. […]
Over 600 people attended the City of Edmonds’ first-ever Lunar New Year Edmonds celebration on Jan. 29. Participants were treated to a traditional lion dance performance and kung fu demonstration by Master David Leong and Northwest Kung Fu & Fitness. Lunar New Year Edmonds grew out of a discussion among members of the Edmonds Diversity […]
Bean Fish held its soft opening on Feb. 1. The store, on 517 South Weller Street, originally launched in 2013 as the first Taiyaki food truck in the country. They make stuffed fish-shaped waffles right in front of you, and each waffle is made-to-order using cast iron, flame, fresh ingredients, and homemade batter.
Erica Buckley, CEO of Buckley & Associates, doesn’t shy away from challenges. To solve the growing pains of her neighborly hometown, she decided to run for the City Council last year and won.
By TERRY TANG Associated Press For two years now, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders across the country have endured racist verbal, physical and sometimes deadly attacks fueled by the coronavirus pandemic. With the start of the Lunar New Year, many are carrying out family traditions and joining in community celebrations throughout February. These include family […]
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Supervisors of the city with the oldest Chinatown in the U.S. approved a resolution on Feb. 1 to apologize to Chinese immigrants and their descendants, becoming the fourth city in the country and in California to do so in the last year. The vote of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors […]
In celebration of Lunar New Year, Xfinity customers can access thousands of hours of Asian and Asian American entertainment in one curated destination via Xfinity On Demand and Flex, through Feb. 16. For the second year in a row, Comcast has teamed up with Lisa Ling and Gold House, the nonprofit collective of Asian and […]