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Despite criticism, US Open at Chambers delivers — Matsuyama, Pan Impress while Tiger does not Addressing isolation, shame, and coming out together — API organizations aim to start API LGBTQ family support group “Representing our views” — A perspective on how much a flag can have significance Youth suicides take toll on family, community
 
Despite criticism, US Open at Chambers delivers — Matsuyama, Pan Impress while Tiger does not

Despite criticism, US Open at Chambers delivers — Matsuyama, Pan Impress while Tiger does not

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly It went down to the final hole at the U.S. Open at Chambers Bay as Jordan Spieth won his first U.S. Open title after Dustin Johnson was not able to sink his last putt to force a Monday playoff.  It was a memorable time for many at the University […]

Addressing isolation, shame, and coming out together — API organizations aim to start API LGBTQ family support group

Addressing isolation, shame, and coming out together — API organizations aim to start API LGBTQ family support group

By Tiffany Ran Northwest Asian Weekly Marsha Aizumi and her son Aiden spoke about coming out of the closet at a recent conference called “Family: An API LGBTQ Gathering” [Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual Transgender, Queer] held on June 13 at the North Seattle College. It hasn’t always been so easy for Marsha to talk about coming […]

“Representing our views” — A perspective on how much a flag can have significance

“Representing our views” — A perspective on how much a flag can have significance

By Tom Vu Special for Northwest Asian Weekly It was a joyous moment June 22 that the Seattle City council passed the resolution to recognize the Vietnamese Heritage and Freedom Flag as the symbol for the Seattle’s Vietnamese community. Kshama Sawant voted against it with two full pages of argument.  She had strong arguments though.  […]

Youth suicides take toll on family, community

Youth suicides take toll on family, community

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly The end of the school year brings joy for many as the weather and time with family and friends brings a much-needed rest from a long school year.  Two recent tragedies reflect the concern with youth suicide.  As friends, family, and teachers mourn and grieve the losses, one wonders […]

GIX to be established in Bellevue

GIX to be established in Bellevue

29 June 2015

The University of Washington, Tsinghua University in China, and Microsoft Corp. announced June 18 they have selected Bellevue as the future home of the Global Innovation Exchange (GIX), a partnership to educate innovators from around the world. GIX hopes to attract students, faculty, professionals, and entrepreneurs to tackle some of the biggest technology and design […]

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June and Henry Chen Endowment scholarship

June and Henry Chen Endowment scholarship

29 June 2015

The late June Chen, a community leader, who passed away more than two years ago, had left funds for the Northwest Asian Weekly Foundation in her will to honor the memory of June Chen.  The foundation has re-donated the funds for Seattle Colleges to set up a scholarship endowment under the June and Henry Chen […]

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Ocean Star opens

Ocean Star opens

29 June 2015

Sun Ya Restaurant has changed ownership to Ocean Star Seafood Restaurant. Its grand opening, which included a lion dance, was held recently in May. Sun Ya was one of the oldest Chinese restaurants in Chinatown. The new owners, part of the Hu family, are familiar faces in the community, who have run restaurants for over […]

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Memorial for  Warren Chan

Memorial for Warren Chan

29 June 2015

Warren Chan, the first elected Chinese American  judge in Washington state passed  away this month. He was 92 years old. He was initially a radio operator in the army during World War II. After using the G.I. Bill to go to law school at the University of Washington, he ran for Superior Court Judge in […]

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ASTROLOGY: For the week of June 27 – July 3, 2015

27 June 2015

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

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Columbia Pacific invests in Shanghai hospital

Columbia Pacific invests in Shanghai hospital

27 June 2015

Seattle-based Columbia Pacific Management – one of the largest healthcare providers in Asia, with 28 hospitals in India and Southeast Asia and three senior care facilities in China – announced it is officially entering the China hospital market with an investment in a 200-bed orthopedic hospital in Shanghai. The Seattle-based firm last fall announced it […]

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Advice from a graduate

Advice from a graduate

26 June 2015

We all have dreams. Some want to be actors, doctors, or professional athletes. Me? I wanted to become an international sports agent. I grew up in a very active sports family that participated in baseball, basketball, gymnastics, swimming, etc. My goal since I was young was to carry my love of sports into a career […]

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Congratulations graduates! — Local star students

Congratulations graduates! — Local star students

26 June 2015

By Greg Young Northwest Asian Weekly Years ago, entering high school or college, it was hard to believe it could ever happen. But now it has—graduation. Here are some of our remarkable community graduates. Aleyna Yamaguchi Aleyna has had quite the journey during her time at University of Washington. She’s studied abroad in Rome, volunteered […]

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MONO: Two new albums — Japanese experimental rock explores the dark and seeing light

MONO: Two new albums — Japanese experimental rock explores the dark and seeing light

26 June 2015

By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly Japanese band MONO, an instrumental quartet, combines elements of noise, minimalism, space rock, shoe-gazing, and until recently, collaborations with players of orchestral instruments.  The band comes to Seattle’s music venue Neumos on June 24th.  Guitarist Takaakira “Taka” Goto took some questions over e-mail. NWAW:  Has the band ever played […]

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No silent treatment — Classic film receives soundtrack from local ensemble

No silent treatment — Classic film receives soundtrack from local ensemble

26 June 2015

By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly Seattle’s ever-unpredictable Aono Jikken Ensemble brings a special one-night only presentation to the SIFF Cinema Uptown on July 11th:  A screening of Yasujiro Ozu’s classic silent film “A Story Of Floating Weeds,” with live music, sound effects, and bilingual narration from a Japanese-style benshi narrator.  The Ensemble’s founder, Bill […]

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WISE WORDS: Becoming a diverse leader — Wise words for our new graduates

WISE WORDS: Becoming a diverse leader — Wise words for our new graduates

25 June 2015

“The late Elson S. Floyd inculcated a culture of openness and diversity at Washington State University that will remain one of our guiding principles. About a third of WSU’s annual freshman class come from ethnically diverse backgrounds. By creating a high-quality institution that is accessible and affordable, we are educating the next generation of diverse […]

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EDITORIAL: Seattle welcomes the CACA Biennial National Convention — (And you can help out!)

25 June 2015

The Chinese American Citizens Alliance (CACA) will be having its 53rd Biennial Convention this summer, August 6-9, and we are proud to say that Seattle will be hosting. This is a real honor for the city because we are the youngest chapter of the 18 chapters across the country. CACA was founded in 1895 by […]

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BLOG: Devotion to WSU was more important than his life – What we learned from Elson Floyd

BLOG: Devotion to WSU was more important than his life – What we learned from Elson Floyd

25 June 2015

By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly The first black president of Washington State University (WSU), Elson Floyd, died of colon cancer on June 20. He was 59 years old. The last six months of his life was critical to the success of WSU establishing its own medical school, thus ending the monopoly of the University […]

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Classified Ads: June 27 -July 3, 2015

25 June 2015

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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Puyallup Valley JACL Scholarship

Puyallup Valley JACL Scholarship

22 June 2015

The winners of the Puyallup Valley Japanese American Citizens League Scholarship were Britney Spencer Freer, Shannon Kane Russ, and Bryce Taishi Ikeda. They received their scholarship awards on June 6 at the Tacoma Buddhist Church A social hall was followed by a program about their “Camp Harmony Committee” project and a Japanese buffet. (end)

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SPJ awards Northwest Asian Weekly

SPJ awards Northwest Asian Weekly

22 June 2015

The Society of Professional Journalists awarded the Northwest Asian Weekly second place for “General Excellence” in the Society of Professional Journalists Awards for the weeklies category. The winning stories included: Jason Cruz: Crime and Justice Reporting — 2nd place, “Former child prodigy attempts suicide after first-degree murder verdict” Jason Cruz: Arts & Lifestyles Reporting — […]

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Rotary Club awards scholarships

Rotary Club awards scholarships

22 June 2015

The Seattle International District Rotary Club awarded Victoria Vong and Shen Yao, high school seniors, $2,000 educational scholarships. The Seattle International District Rotary Club is committed to higher education and since 1988 has supported local graduating seniors. Victoria Vong Victoria will graduate from Garfield High School in June, where she has carried a 3.95 GPA.  […]

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Economy hit as MERS keeps Koreans indoors, deters tourists

21 June 2015

By Youkyung Lee AP Business Writer SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — For a South Korean tour agency, the outbreak of Middle East respiratory syndrome feels like a bigger threat to business than a North Korean attack or nuclear reactor meltdown. Kim Chun Choo’s company, which has provided tour services for the last quarter century, is […]

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Palau burns Vietnamese boats caught fishing illegally

21 June 2015

By Elaine Kurtenbach Associated Press TOKYO (AP) — The tiny Pacific nation of Palau, fighting a rising tide of illegal fishing in its waters, has set fire to four boats belonging to Vietnamese caught poaching sea cucumbers and other marine life in its waters. Palau’s president, Tommy Remengesau Jr., said the boats were burned Friday […]

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Thousands rally as Hong Kong braces for democracy

21 June 2015

By Kelvin Chan Associated Press HONG KONG (AP) — Thousands of people, many holding yellow umbrellas, marched in Hong Kong on Sunday to urge lawmakers to vote down Beijing-backed election reforms that sparked huge street protests last year, although the turnout was lower than organizers had expected. With a crucial vote on the southern Chinese […]

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