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A meal and a webcam form unlikely recipe for S. Korean fame

A meal and a webcam form unlikely recipe for S. Korean fame

By Youkyung Lee AP Technology Writer SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Every evening, 14-year-old Kim Sung-jin orders fried chicken, delivery pizza or Chinese food to eat in a small room in his family’s home south of Seoul. He gorges on food as he chats before a live camera with hundreds, sometimes thousands, of teenagers watching. […]

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Yum Brands names new CEO of China business

Yum Brands names new CEO of China business

NEW YORK (AP) — Yum Brands, the parent of KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell, is naming a new CEO of its China division as it works to reverse a sales skid in a key market. The company said Tuesday that Micky Pant, 60, is now the CEO of its China division. He replaces longtime […]

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Grand jury indicts man in church stabbing

FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — A grand jury has indicted a northern Virginia man on murder and attempted murder charges in the stabbing last month of a South Korean couple at a rural religious retreat in Maryland. State’s Attorney Charlie Smith in Frederick County announced the indictment Friday of 30-year-old Song Su Kim of Falls Church. […]

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Calling Samsung for responsibility

Calling Samsung for responsibility

In 2007, 22 year-old Hwang Yu-mi, who had been working at a Samsung semiconductor plant in South Korea, died of leukemia. Shortly after Yu-mi’s death, her co-worker who she shared a work station with also died of leukemia, at age 30. Suspecting a connection between these young women’s deaths and the chemicals they handled at […]

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Hitting high notes — Jazz round-up

Hitting high notes — Jazz round-up

By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly Make a joyful noise onto the tape.  Failing that, make a noise, any noise, onto the tape.  It doesn’t have to be music, it doesn’t have to be the dictionary definition of music, noise, or anything.  Just leave an impression.  That is the first rule of recording. But Japanese […]

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, Features, Profiles, Vol 34 No 36 | 8/29-9/40 Comments

Hing Hay will expand (and celebrate!)

Hing Hay will expand (and celebrate!)

Hing Hay Park is a focal point and one of the premier gathering spaces in the Chinatown-International District.  Hing Hay literally translates to “pleasurable gatherings.” On Saturday, Sept. 5 from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m., the community is invited to celebrate Hing Hay Park at 423 Maynard Ave. S. before construction begins for the park […]

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Newspaper publisher killed in Philippines

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A motorcycle-riding gunman has killed the publisher of a small newspaper in the southern Philippines, police said Wednesday. Colleagues of Gregorio Ybanez, publisher of Kabuhayan News Services and president of the Davao del Norte Press and Radio-TV Club, said they suspect his killing could be linked to his other job as […]

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Foreign coins from six continents show up in fare boxes

Foreign coins from six continents show up in fare boxes

By Eric Stevick The Everett Herald EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — Fiji showed up the other day. It is the latest currency to land in the Everett Transit fare box. The problem is the transit agency runs on U.S. dollars and coins — not kronas, loonies and pesos. While some people try to evade fares altogether, […]

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Posted in Briefs, Community News, Features, Vol 34 No 36 | 8/29-9/40 Comments

Family reunification for Filipino “veteranos”

Family reunification for Filipino “veteranos”

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray and Deputy Mayor Hyeok Kim participated in a community forum about a new federal policy allowing the adult children of Filipino World War II veterans to live and work in the U.S. When the U.S. entered World War II, the Philippines, which at the time was a U.S. Commonwealth, became an […]

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The Travel Report — Navigating through weather and nostalgia in Cambodia

By Dipika Kohli Northwest Asian Weekly The rainy season in Cambodia is definitely moody, but to the point. It’s punctual, at times, but always loud. Irreverent. It doesn’t give two smacks about how busy you are, and it always puts its own priorities ahead of yours. You would think it was a narcissist. But it’s […]

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Million dollar bail suggested for alleged ID shooter

Million dollar bail suggested for alleged ID shooter

The Superior Court of King County Washington filed documents against Galma Adam Waqo, charging the defendant with the crime of “murder in the first degree.” The bail suggested was $1,000,000. The incident occurred Aug. 23, and initially, Jamal Rashad Woods-Hall, the victim, was pronounced dead, but he survived the shooting. The shooting took place around […]

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Fire rages on in the Northwest — How you can help

Fire rages on in the Northwest — How you can help

By Scott Wilson Port Townsend & Jefferson County Leader The fires in the Northwest, Okanogan, Ferry, and Chelan counties in Washington have been devastating. Here is a plea from a fellow publisher, and some suggestions for opportunities to help out. Editors and publishers of Washington’s community newspapers: Your brothers and sisters of the community newspapers […]

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Shedding light on China’s Communist Party history — An interview with Sidney Rittenberg (Part one of a three-part series)

Shedding light on China’s Communist Party history — An interview with Sidney Rittenberg (Part one of a three-part series)

By Wen Liu Special to Northwest Asian Weekly In recent months, U.S.-China relations have been described as “at a tipping point” and “stubbornly cool” by prominent China watchers like David Lampton and Orville Schell. Are their observations right? We’ve heard tough words from Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter over China’s island constructions in the South […]

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Posted in Features 36, National News, Vol 34 No 36 | 8/29-9/40 Comments

Storm front — Japanese rookie adapts to WNBA, Seattle

Storm front — Japanese rookie adapts to WNBA, Seattle

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly As the Seattle Storm finish out their season next month, they will do it with just the third Japanese player in WNBA history. Ramu Tokashiki has been a welcome addition to a young, rebuilding team. Tokashiki was signed by the WNBA’s Seattle Storm this spring. She was one of […]

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From data-crunching to Sounders — Ramineni scores the dream job

By Taylor Soper Geekwire.com Having worked at Microsoft for seven years on projects like Bing and fraud management, Ravi Ramineni understands how to extract relevant information from massive datasets. He also happens to be a huge soccer fan and spent much of his down time away from Redmond analyzing soccer-related data and analytics on his blog AnalyseFootball. So it makes sense […]

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Posted in Sports, Technology, Vol 34 No 36 | 8/29-9/40 Comments

BLOG: Finish that plate! — Dining with British elites (and lessons on how to be good children)

BLOG: Finish that plate! — Dining with British elites (and lessons on how to be good children)

By Assunta Ng When my friend emailed me that she was taking me to the Oxford and Cambridge Club (OCC) in London, I was elated. But after one meal, my original desire of wanting that experience changed to no desire of returning again. Was I crazy to make that decision? After all, the OCC is […]

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EDITORIAL: Rushing resigns — (but no apology)

EDITORIAL: Rushing resigns — (but no apology)

While the Asian Weekly certainly has a large focus on Seattle, we try as much as possible  to embrace the Northwest community as well. However it is difficult to embrace offensive behavior,  and  it is a terrible  shame to have one of Washington state’s city mayors making blatantly racist and offensive public comments (displayed through  […]

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Seattle officially expresses regret

Seattle officially expresses regret

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray signed the Chinese Resolution on Aug. 14, which expresses regret for anti-Chinese legislation passed by the Washington Territory and previous Seattle City Councils in the 1800s. The resolution also recognizes the past and continuing contributions of the Chinese to Seattle and reaffirms the City’s commitment to the civil rights of all […]

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 34 No 35 | 8/22-8/280 Comments

NAPACSL annual meeting in Seattle

NAPACSL annual meeting in Seattle

The National Asian Pacific American Caucus of State Legislators (NAPACSL) Annual Meeting convened during the National Conference of State Legislatures annual Summit, Sunday, Aug. 2. NAPACSL brings together state legislators and legislative staff to discuss issues that concern the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) population. The Annual Meeting agenda reflected the current state of […]

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The Hill selects Englund as one of “50 Most Beautiful”

The Hill selects Englund as one of “50 Most Beautiful”

Jinyoung Lee Englund, a University of Washington graduate, was recently selected as one of the “2015 50 Most Beautiful” by The Hill. She began her policy work in Mozambique, where she worked after graduating from UW. When she came home, she wanted to address the kind of poverty she’d seen overseas. She ran a Republican […]

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