Archive | Vol 28 No 17 | 4/18 – 4/24

Editorial: Notoriety for Asians is justice for Latin America

Asians have been prominent in the media lately. However, it is not positive news …

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Letter: What’s in a “Voong” name?

It seems that with another Asian shooter in the news, again our media is quick to focus on the shooter’s ethnicity …

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Posted in Letters to the Editor, Opinion, Vol 28 No 17 | 4/18 - 4/240 Comments

Kids: Travel the world through books

Kids: Travel the world through books

By Thi-Le Vo Northwest Asian Weekly When it comes to children’s books, many have the common assumption that these books can’t offer children more than a cute story and pages of colorful illustrations.

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, On the Shelf, Reviews, Vol 28 No 17 | 4/18 - 4/240 Comments

Dim sum made easy: From seasoned veterans to first-timers, there’s a dim sum restaurant in Seattle for everyone

Dim sum made easy: From seasoned veterans to first-timers, there’s a dim sum restaurant in Seattle for everyone

By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly Dim sum: If you don’t know what it is, you have been missing out on some of the finest delights for your palate. Dim sum means “heart’s delight.” It is a Cantonese-style Chinese lunch with bits of meat, seafood, and vegetables. The dishes are similar in size to appetizers.

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Posted in Food, Lifestyle, Vol 28 No 17 | 4/18 - 4/242 Comments

NHAW/JCCCW: Mingling for a cause

NHAW/JCCCW: Mingling for a cause

Friends of NHAW/JCCCW, from left to right: Executive Director Barbara Mizoguchi, Lori Matsukawa, Penny Fukui, and A.C. Arai.

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Posted in Community News, Names in the News, News, Vol 28 No 17 | 4/18 - 4/240 Comments

A cross-Pacific meeting in Japan

A cross-Pacific meeting in Japan

Japanese Prime Minister Taro Aso welcomed the Japanese American Leadership Delegation in his office on March 3. He expressed to the delegation the importance of the U.S. and Japan alliance as a cornerstone of security for all of East Asia. The Japanese American Leadership Delegation program promotes the value of sustained relationships as a critical […]

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Pen-palling around

Pen-palling around

University of Washington engineering student Tim Hao Li from Taiwan poses with pen pal and White Center Heights student Ryan Easter.

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James Wong has the entrepreneurial spirit

James Wong has the entrepreneurial spirit

The U.S. Small Business Administration’s Seattle District Office named James Wong, owner of Avidian Technologies in Redmond, as Washington State’s Minority Small Business Champion.

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Actor Kal Penn goes to Washington

Actor Kal Penn goes to Washington

Actor Kal Penn shocked fans when his character on “House, M.D.” exited the show in a dramatic fashion on April 6. Indian American Penn played Dr. Lawrence Kutner. After two seasons on the show, Penn’s character was found dead in his apartment, apparently due to suicide.

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East ID launches bilingual block watch

A coalition of South Weller St., Chinatown, and municipal organizations is launching a bilingual block watch sign campaign on the east side of the International District. The signs will feature English-Chinese and English-Japanese versions, the first of its kind in Seattle, according to Thomas O’Kelly, coordinator of East ID Block Watch.

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Posted in Briefs, Community News, News, Vol 28 No 17 | 4/18 - 4/240 Comments

Want to learn more about Laos? SAIL will help you

The Center for Lao Studies has launched the first U.S.-based study abroad program in Laos. Organizers of the Summer Study Abroad in Laos (SAIL) program are looking for Lao American students and others interested in visiting the Lao-American College in Vientiane, Laos. They will experience cultural immersion through travel, language lessons, country-specific course offerings, and […]

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Ron Sims’ replacement whittled down to four names

The field for a prospective appointment as King County Executive was narrowed to four as members of the Metropolitan King County Council submitted the names for evaluation by a Blue-Ribbon Committee, which is has two Asian American members, Sharon Maeda and Ted Choi Tam, on Monday, April 13.

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UW to host U.S.–China professional and cultural exchange

The University of Washington’s China Studies Program and College of Built Environments (former College of Architecture and Urban Planning) is hosting one of the first China–U.S. professional exchanges on the issue of regional sustainable development from May 5 to May 9.

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Cambodia war survivors turn to music

By Denis D. Gray The Associated Press SIEM REAP, Cambodia (AP) — By the walls of ancient temples, survivors of Cambodia’s killing fields and minefields drop their crutches, put aside their artificial limbs, and blindly grope for their instruments — and then play music.

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Posted in News, Vol 28 No 17 | 4/18 - 4/24, World News0 Comments

Thai riots halt after deaths; leaders face arrest

Thai riots halt after deaths; leaders face arrest

By Michael Casey The Associated Press BANGKOK (AP) — Leaders of demonstrations that plunged the Thai capital into chaos called off their protests on April 14 after rioting killed two and injured more than 120. Police issued warrants for 14 people, including the ousted prime minister at the heart of three years of turmoil.

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Texas rep apologizes for remarks on Asian names

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A Texas lawmaker under fire for saying that Asian American voters should adopt names that are “easier for Americans” has apologized for her remarks. State Rep. Betty Brown, a Republican, issued an apology on April 9 for the comments made during a House Elections Committee hearing on April 7.

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Tainted Chinese drywall shows up in Katrina homes

By Cain Burdeau The Associated Press CHALMETTE, La. (AP) — Thomas Stone and his wife rebuilt their home after it was flooded by six feet of water during Hurricane Katrina and never dreamed they would face the agony of tearing it apart. They tapped into Lauren Stone’s 401(k) retirement savings and saved $1,000 by installing […]

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Students recognized for making diversity a priority

Students recognized for making diversity a priority

By Nina Huang Northwest Asian Weekly On Friday, Mar. 27, the Northwest Asian Weekly Foundation presented several scholarship awards to deserving high school students in Washington. The diversity banquet dinner was held at Jumbo Chinese Restaurant in the Columbia City neighborhood, and more than 200 people attended the event. There was a lot of young […]

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Posted in Community News, Education, News, Vol 28 No 17 | 4/18 - 4/241 Comment

Never too old to learn a new trick: Nonprofit helps seniors find new careers

Never too old to learn a new trick: Nonprofit helps seniors find new careers

By Evangeline Cafe Northwest Asian Weekly Lucita Principe knows how lucky she is to have a job these days. She spent most of last year unemployed after two local restaurant chains laid her off. “I was so sad because on Valentine’s Day, I didn’t even have a card for my husband,” said Principe.

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Posted in Community News, Features, News, Vol 28 No 17 | 4/18 - 4/240 Comments

Trafficking victims try to remake lives

By Monica Rhor The Associated Press HOUSTON (AP) — Like dozens of other workers from Vietnam and China, Tiep Ngo had been lured to the Daewoosa clothing factory in American Samoa by promises of good pay. She left behind her child, her husband and her parents and paid $5,000 for her job contract only to […]

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Posted in National News, News, Vol 28 No 17 | 4/18 - 4/240 Comments

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