We are the only weekly English-edition newspaper serving Washington’s Asian community. The Northwest Asian Weekly has one simple goal: To empower the Asian community.

Tucked near a Chinese restaurant in Seattle’s Chinatown/International District is a newsroom that represents a cultural lifeline in an often unfamiliar land. The newsroom is home to the Northwest Asian Weekly and its sister paper, the Seattle Chinese Post.

Publisher Assunta Ng says that before she founded the Seattle Chinese Post in 1982, immigrants “had to go to a billboard in Chinatown to find out what was going on.” Now, Ms. Ng’s newspaper tells them about community events and news in a regular weekly paper. The newspaper was a relatively early participant in what has become a significant trend – the proliferation of Asian-language media in the United States. The growth is fed by demographics, since Asian and Pacific ethnic groups make up the fastest-growing segment in America’s population.

The Northwest Asian Weekly’s print version is widely distributed in Seattle. It is also available in many of the major King County and public libraries throughout Washington. Some of the distribution sites outside the International District are:

  • West Seattle – South Seattle Community College, Bank of America, Asian grocery stores.
  • Eastside – Uwajimaya, Bellevue Community College, Tower Books, East Ocean Restaurant, Noble Court Restaurant, Ming Place Restaurant, Tokyo Restaurant (Factoria) and many other Asian restaurants, Mercer Island Park & Ride, Bellevue Way Park & Ride.
  • Broadway – Seattle Central Community College.
  • Beacon Hill – New Beacon Market, Salon Nouveau, South China Restaurant, Red Apple.
  • Rainier Ave – Pho, Pho Van, Jumbo Restaurant.
  • Martin Luther King Way S. – Saigon Dynasty Restaurant.
  • University District – UW Bookstore, Noble Palace Restaurant and other Asian restaurants on University Way.
  • Renton – Great Wall Mall (Ranch 99), Foody Goody Restaurant, Greenery Restaurant.
  • Lynnwood/Bothell – Cascadia Community College, Edmonds Ranch 99

We are a community news partner of The Seattle Times.


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