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More than just a pretty cover… —Chin Music Press recreates the art of storytelling

More than just a pretty cover… —Chin Music Press recreates the art of storytelling

By Tiffany Ran Northwest Asian Weekly Day writer and translator Jay Rubin walked into the office of Chin Music Press when it was establishing itself in

China’s Black Friday was 11.11

China’s Black Friday was 11.11

By Jingyu Zhang Northwest Asian Weekly Nov. 11 (11.11) is notable because it is considered the “Singles’ Day Shopping Festival” in China. On Nov. 11, 2014,

Japan in recession as economy contracts 1.6 pct

Japan in recession as economy contracts 1.6 pct

By Elaine Kurtenbach AP Business Writer TOKYO (AP) — Japan reported Monday that its economy contracted at a real annual rate of 1.6 percent in July-September, in a second straight quarterly decline that returned the country to recession.

Miller Hayashi Architects awarded

Miller Hayashi Architects awarded

24 November 2014

Miller Hayashi Architects was merited a Masonry Institute of Washington 2014 design award for their work for

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Student advances in piano competition

Student advances in piano competition

24 November 2014

Justin Zhu Cai, a Spokane native, will travel to Boise, Idaho, in January to compete as a Division Finalist in the MTNA division competition. Winners of each State Competition advance to the division competition. Division winners then proceed to the National Competition Finals.

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When Seattle meets China

When Seattle meets China

24 November 2014

The Greater Seattle Chinese Chamber of Commerce November hosted a luncheon “When Seattle meets China:

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KAC-WA awards students, community leaders

KAC-WA awards students, community leaders

24 November 2014

The Korean American Coalition of Washington 2014 Awards Gala, “Empower and Expand,” took place on October 17 at the Hyatt Regency Bellevue. The awards celebrate those who have empowered members in the community through their service. About 200 community members, leaders and elected officials attended.

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Praise for Srikanth, Nehwal after China victories

Praise for Srikanth, Nehwal after China victories

23 November 2014

By C. Rajshekhar Rao AP Sports Writer NEW DELHI (AP) — It’s not cricket. But that hasn’t stopped the Indian media and sports fraternity marveling at a performance few people thought they’d ever see.

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Defectors play big role in North Korean rumor mill

Defectors play big role in North Korean rumor mill

23 November 2014

By Hyung-Jin Kim Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Video secretly taken in North Korea shows public executions by firing squad. The country is said to begin a currency revaluation that turns disastrous. Leader Kim Jong Un is reported to have thrown South Korean leaflets containing rumors about his wife in his aides’ faces.

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China wants Uighur refugees back from Thailand

23 November 2014

AP Wire Service BEIJING (AP) — More than 200 refugees detained in Thailand earlier this year are believed to be Chinese Uighurs and should be repatriated, a Chinese consul said, dismissing concerns they will be mistreated.

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American questioned for shipping human body parts

23 November 2014

By Thanyarat Doksone Associated Press BANGKOK (AP) — A parcel delivery company in Bangkok put three packages bound for the United States through a routine X-ray and made a startling discovery: preserved human parts, including an infant’s head, a baby’s foot and an adult heart.

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Tense turns in freeing US captives in North Korea

Tense turns in freeing US captives in North Korea

23 November 2014

By Calvin Woodward Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — When U.S. spy chief James Clapper flew to North Korea on a mission to bring home two U.S. captives, he ran into a potential hitch. North Korean officials wanted a diplomatic concession of some sort in return for freeing the men and Clapper had none to offer. […]

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US Sikh student: Rules bar him from Army program

US Sikh student: Rules bar him from Army program

22 November 2014

By Frank Eltman Associated Press MINEOLA, New York (AP) — A Sikh university student has sued the U.S. Army, saying he cannot join the Reserve Officer Training Corps unless he violates his religious beliefs by removing his turban, shaving, and cutting his hair. The group United Sikhs and the American Civil Liberties Union filed a […]

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Obama says ‘Rohingya,’ displeasing Myanmar hosts

Obama says ‘Rohingya,’ displeasing Myanmar hosts

22 November 2014

By Todd Pitman and Julie Pace Associated Press YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar’s minority Rohingya Muslims are among the most persecuted people on earth, and advocates of their cause were hoping President Barack Obama would not only press the issue during his visit this week — they were hoping he would simply say their name.

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Hong Kong-Shanghai stock link makes lopsided debut

Hong Kong-Shanghai stock link makes lopsided debut

22 November 2014

By Kelvin Chan AP Business Writer HONG KONG (AP) — International investors plowed money into Shanghai’s stock market, maxing out their daily limit, in the debut Monday of a landmark trading link that gives outsiders wider access to mainland China’s main stock market through brokers in Hong Kong.

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ASTROLOGY: For the week of November 22 – November 28, 2014

ASTROLOGY: For the week of November 22 – November 28, 2014

22 November 2014

Do you have good luck coming to you this week? Check and see!

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Frieda Takamura, lifetime contributor to the Asian community

Frieda Takamura, lifetime contributor to the Asian community

21 November 2014

By Senhao Liu Northwest Asian Weekly From being a teacher to a policymaker in education improvement, Frieda Takamura has contributed much during the past 40 years to the Asian Pacific Islander community.

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Leny Valerio-Buford: A history of helping others reach a higher education

Leny Valerio-Buford: A history of helping others reach a higher education

21 November 2014

By Nina Huang Northwest Asian Weekly Conversations, discussions and debates were a normal thing in Lenore (Leny) Valerio-Buford’s household growing up in the Philippines. Valerio-Buford was born and raised in a small town called Taypay. She was the second oldest of six children. She has four sisters and one brother, who is the youngest.  She […]

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Memorial for Henry Miyatake

Memorial for Henry Miyatake

21 November 2014

There will be a community memorial event for redress activist Henry Miyatake on Saturday, December 6, 2014, at NVC Memorial Hall, 1212 S King Street, Seattle, WA 98144. A pre-event social, with light refreshments, will begin at 1:00 PM. The memorial program will be from 2:00-3:00 PM.

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The rush of rabble rousing

The rush of rabble rousing

21 November 2014

By Wayne Chan Northwest Asian Weekly I’ve never been known to be much of a rabble rouser.  I don’t even know where I can find any rabble that needs rousing. You can say a lot of things about me, but “troublemaker” has never been one of them.

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‘Delano Manongs’ elevates Filipino Americans as civil rights heroes

‘Delano Manongs’ elevates Filipino Americans as civil rights heroes

21 November 2014

By James Tabafunda Northwest Asian Weekly Filipino American producer and director Marissa Aroy has a timely message.

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SSAFF 2014 awards announced — Sri Lankan filmmaker receives Tasveer Emerald Award

SSAFF 2014 awards announced — Sri Lankan filmmaker receives Tasveer Emerald Award

21 November 2014

Sri Lankan filmmaker Prasanna Vithana was awarded at the 9th annual Seattle South Asian Film Festival Sunday evening with a screening of his film, “With You, Without You.”

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A-pop! Hollywood loses an activist — A live-action manga remake and ultra-rich Chinese Canadians

A-pop! Hollywood loses an activist — A live-action manga remake and ultra-rich Chinese Canadians

21 November 2014

By Vivian Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly With November officially underway and Daylight Savings in effect, it’s time to hunker down for the winter season and get ready for the holiday festivities. Even though we’ve turned back the clocks, we’re going to jump back briefly to chat about last month’s news! Read on to find out […]

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