Archive | November 2008

There’s a new market in town

There’s a new market in town

Its namesake is. Likewise, Hong Kong Market (HKM) is a straightforward grocery store that opened Nov. 1 in Kent, attracting many Asian families in the surrounding neighborhoods.

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Posted in Food, Vol 27 No 46 | 11/8 - 11/140 Comments

Revamping a food icon

Revamping a food icon

No need to worry over what happened to the China Gate Restaurant. It was only closed for 10 days. It has since been reopened on Oct. 26, newly remodeled. It still serves dim sum and Chinese cuisine. Its lounge is currently in full operation.

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Posted in Food, Vol 27 No 46 | 11/8 - 11/140 Comments

A yummy Japanese import

A yummy Japanese import

Whoever said that the ID only serves Asian food?

Beard Papas brings an Asian twist to a Western dessert. Try one of their green tea cream puffs. Walk into the store in Uwajimayas food court and find all the chefs smartly dressed, preparing rich, fluffy and yummy cream puffs with machine-like efficiency.

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U.S. Army Awards $450,000 to support oral histories of Nisei linguists

The Go For Broke National Education Center has won a request for proposal from the United States Army to collect oral histories from Japanese American veterans of the Military Intelligence Service (M.I.S.) who served as linguists in occupied Japan.

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Posted in Briefs, News, Vol 27 No 46 | 11/8 - 11/140 Comments

Mother held daughter captive at home for 8 years

TOKYO (AP) A Japanese girl was held captive at home for eight years by her mother, officials revealed for the first time Oct. 30, acknowledging that authorities repeatedly missed the abuse despite several warning signs.

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Letter: Just say ‘no’ to plastic surgery

I read your article, “Erasing race under the knife.” First off, I’m a white male.

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Posted in Letters to the Editor, Opinion, Vol 27 No 46 | 11/8 - 11/140 Comments

Editorial: ‘Yes, we can.’

In the beginning — who even knew his name? He was a Black candidate who was inexperienced, new to the political scene, lacking in connections higher up, and facing a list of heavyweight contenders like Sen. Hillary Clinton — but from the way the votes fell Tuesday night, the majority strongly sided with Obama over McCain — there is no question who Americans trust to lead them out of this economy and this war. Welcome, President Obama, our first Black President, our first U.S. president from Hawaii.

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Posted in Editorials, Vol 27 No 46 | 11/8 - 11/140 Comments

Passive no longer: Asian American voters demand to be heard

Passive no longer: Asian American voters demand to be heard

LORTON, Va. (AP) — For a long time, says Loc Pfeiffer, his fellow Asian Americans were passive participants in American politics. But things are changing.

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Posted in National News, News, Vol 27 No 45 | 11/1 - 11/70 Comments

McCain a hero for many Vietnamese people

McCain a hero for many Vietnamese people

WESTMINSTER, Calif. (AP) — John McCain’s heroism during the Vietnam War and his efforts in Congress on behalf of Vietnamese refugees are being repaid in a small office wedged between a taekwondo studio and stock trading firm in the back of a strip mall.

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Candidates agree on South Asia: But is that good?

Candidates agree on South Asia: But is that good?

South Asia has become the new arena for the two presidential candidates’ policies concerning the war against terrorism. The refrains of Bush’s anti-terrorism offensive in Afghanistan and Iraq can be heard in both the Obama and McCain campaigns. However, Afghanistan’s neighboring country, Pakistan, is the centerfold of discussion this time.

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Posted in News, Vol 27 No 45 | 11/1 - 11/7, World News0 Comments

The future leaders of our community

The future leaders of our community

On Oct. 11, the young future leaders of tomorrow competed at the Lead from the Inside Out Competition in Redmond. The competition was based around a “community passion project” each young leader designed. The criterion was to find an innovative, practical vision to improve their community in some way.

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Posted in Community News, Names in the News, News, Vol 27 No 45 | 11/1 - 11/70 Comments

Commendation for ICHS

Commendation for ICHS

International Community Health Services (ICHS) recently received the Washington State Hospital Association’s (WSHA) Community Health Leadership Award in recognition of its Multi-lingual Community Outreach Program targeting diabetes and cervical cancer. The award was presented to ICHS at the Association’s annual meeting on Oct. 8, at Bell Harbor International Conference Center.

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Posted in Community News, Names in the News, News, Vol 27 No 45 | 11/1 - 11/72 Comments

Celebrating neighborhood projects

Celebrating neighborhood projects

About 300 people recently celebrated the 20th anniversary of the city’s Neighborhood Matching Fund. Stella Chao, director of the Department of Neighborhoods, reports that the fund has sparked 3,500 neighborhood projects around Seattle — including the new Chinatown gate, ID dragon poles, Lao Highland Association Community Center, Wing Luke exhibits and more. The fund boosts neighborhood projects with city money and has inspired other programs globally in 100 cities.

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Posted in Community News, Names in the News, News, Vol 27 No 45 | 11/1 - 11/70 Comments

Fundraising through sweets

Fundraising through sweets

On Saturday, Oct. 4, Kin On held its first annual Open House and Crafts and Bake Sale. Over 200 visitors, volunteers and community vendors filled the nursing home with handmade crafts, delicious baked goods, snacks and a friendly atmosphere. Many came to Kin On for the very first time and received informative guided tours with a board member, CEO, and/or staff member.

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Posted in Community News, Names in the News, News, Vol 27 No 45 | 11/1 - 11/70 Comments

The first and only U.S. Pan-Asian museum grows

The first and only U.S. Pan-Asian museum grows

After years of dedication and commitment from the community, the Wing Luke Asian Museum has adjusted greatly into its new home at the four-story East Kong Ying Building in the International District.

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Posted in Community News, News, Profiles, Vol 27 No 45 | 11/1 - 11/70 Comments

‘Pool’ film hypnotic and deep

‘Pool’ film hypnotic and deep

A languorous meditation on free will versus destiny, Chris Smith’s fine film “The Pool” traces a few weeks in the life of Venkatesh, a teenager who labors at a modest hotel in the dusty city of Panjim, Goa.

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, At the Movies, Reviews, Vol 27 No 45 | 11/1 - 11/70 Comments

Animator the new Miyazaki?

Animator the new Miyazaki?

Thirty-five-year-old Japanese animator Makoto Shinkai often gets called “the new Miyazaki.” Having learned this, you should forget it. Hayao Miyazaki represents the gold standard of Japanese anime to the West.

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Posted in At the Movies, Reviews, Vol 27 No 45 | 11/1 - 11/70 Comments

Microsoft goes black, making Chinese see red

Microsoft goes black, making Chinese see red

SHANGHAI, China (AP) — An anti-piracy tactic by Microsoft that turns some computer users’ screens black is setting off a wave of unexpected indignation among Chinese consumers, posing renewed problems for the software maker in the huge China market.

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Asians sweep Skate America, Americans lag behind

EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — South Korea’s Kim Yu-Na led an Asian sweep at Skate America, winning the title in a runaway Sunday, Oct. 26, at Everett’s Comcast Arena over Japan’s Yukari Nakano and Miki Ando.

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Posted in News, Vol 27 No 45 | 11/1 - 11/7, World News0 Comments

Japan’s burgeoning class: working poor

Japan’s burgeoning class: working poor

TOKYO (AP) — In one of the world’s wealthiest nations, Junpei Murasawa is a poor man.

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