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More than just a pretty cover China’s Black Friday was 11.11 Japan in recession as economy contracts 1.6 pct
 
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.

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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Posted in Community News, Features, Profiles, Vol 33 No 48 | 11/22-11/280 Comments

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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Posted in Community News, Features, Profiles, Vol 33 No 48 | 11/22-11/280 Comments

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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Posted in Briefs, Vol 33 No 48 | 11/22-11/280 Comments

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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Posted in Column: Wayne's Worlds, Vol 33 No 48 | 11/22-11/280 Comments

‘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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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, Features, Profiles, Vol 33 No 48 | 11/22-11/280 Comments

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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Posted in Column: Pop Culture, Vol 33 No 48 | 11/22-11/280 Comments

Christina Kim leads Lorena Ochoa Invitational

Christina Kim leads Lorena Ochoa Invitational

21 November 2014

AP Wire Service MEXICO CITY (AP) — Christina Kim shot a 4-under 68 on Saturday to increase her lead to five strokes in the Lorena Ochoa Invitational.

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Posted in Sports, Vol 33 No 48 | 11/22-11/280 Comments

Words to the Blind — Japanese and English collaborate

Words to the Blind — Japanese and English collaborate

21 November 2014

By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly “Words to the Blind” begins with whispering.  Soft words, soft intonations, and then harder intonation, pungent, like clouds of cigar smoke.  Japanese words, and some French words. This is a collaboration—Bo Ningen is Japanese and the Savages are mostly English, with a French singer.  The wisps climb higher and […]

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Japanese students visit CPTC for study tour

Japanese students visit CPTC for study tour

21 November 2014

By Somer Hanson Clover Park Technical College A group of Japanese medical laboratory students from Osaka Jikei College visited Clover Park Technical College in

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Posted in Community News, Education, Features, Vol 33 No 48 | 11/22-11/280 Comments

COMMENTARY: E-cigarettes and the API community

COMMENTARY: E-cigarettes and the API community

21 November 2014

By Reid Mukai For Northwest Asian Weekly Cigarette smoking is a public health issue of particular concern to the Asian-Pacific Islander (API) population. According to Oakland-based Asian Pacific Partners for Empowerment, Advocacy and Leadership (APPEAL), tobacco smoking is associated with three of the top killers of Asian Americans nationwide: heart disease, cancer and stroke.

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EDITORIAL: Where are we on the marginalization ladder?

20 November 2014

A colleague who works in the media recently posted one of those rare “stop-scrolling-down” updates on Facebook. It was thought-provoking and hard to ignore.

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Posted in Editorials, Vol 33 No 48 | 11/22-11/280 Comments

Classified Ads: November 22 – November 28, 2014

20 November 2014

For placing an ad in Classified section, please contact John Liu at john@nwasianweekly.com. The deadline to place a classified ad is Tuesday.

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Posted in Classifieds, Vol 33 No 48 | 11/22-11/285 Comments

Happy Diwali!

Happy Diwali!

17 November 2014

  Diwali, the festival of lights, was celebrated for the first time at the State Department on Thursday Oct. 23. The Co-Chair of WASITRAC, Debadutta Dash was among the invited guest among 200 other guests, including a large number of eminent Indian Americans, were present to celebrate Diwali for the first time at the State […]

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 33 No 47 | 11/15-11/210 Comments

FOCS opens Cornerstone Café

FOCS opens Cornerstone Café

17 November 2014

Families of Color Seattle (FOCS) opened a cultural cornerstone and family friendly community cafe in Seattle

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White House’s new liaison to the LGBT community

White House’s new liaison to the LGBT community

17 November 2014

Aditi Hardikar started as the new Associate Director of Public Engagement in the Office of Public Engagement Nov. 10. In her role, she is the White House’s primary liaison to the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender community and Asian American and Pacific Islander community. (end)

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