Archive | Vol 28 No 25 | 6/13 – 6/19

UW Women’s Center face cuts … no one is happy

UW Women’s Center face cuts … no one is happy

The University of Washington is feeling the economic crunch. What it’s doing to cope is not garnering many fans …

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UW’s Southeast Asian department takes learning outside of the classroom … and puts it on the stage

UW’s Southeast Asian department takes learning outside of the classroom … and puts it on the stage

The final exam for the Re-Writing Difficult Dialogues class at the University of Washington is not going to be a multiple-choice test. Rather, the culmination of this Southeast Asian (SEA) studies course is a public performance of a play researched, written, and performed by the students …

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Farewell for Locke to include jeers?

By Staff Northwest Asian Weekly The Northwest Asian Weekly Foundation decided to throw a dinner to celebrate U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gary Locke and wife Mona’s departure to their new life in Washington, D.C.

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Interned Japanese students receive honorary degrees: University of Puget Sound

Interned Japanese students receive honorary degrees: University of Puget Sound

The University of Puget Sound awarded honorary degrees to 36 Japanese American students at the 2009 Commencement Ceremony on May 17. In 1942, the students’ education had been abruptly stopped when they were sent to relocation camps during World War II.

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Interned Japanese students receive honorary degrees

Interned Japanese students receive honorary degrees

For Kimiko Mukai’s 90th birthday, she received an honorary degree. Mukai, a Japanese American who was a sophmore at Seattle Pacific University (SPU) in 1942 (then called Seattle Pacific College), had to suddenly leave school due to an order issued by President Roosevelt. Her education was stopped due to Japanese American internment during WWII.

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Rep. Bob Hasegawa speaks to WWII veterans at Memorial Day Service

Rep. Bob Hasegawa speaks to WWII veterans at Memorial Day Service

State Rep. Bob Hasegawa was the keynote speaker for the 64th annual Nisei Veterans Committee (NVC) Memorial Day service. The event was held on May 25 at Lake View Cemetery in Seattle.

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Oldest street fair celebrates anniversary

Oldest street fair celebrates anniversary

The 40th annual Seattle University District Street Fair took place on May 16 and 17 in the U-District. The fair is the longest running of its kind in the nation and was founded by Asian-import shop owner Andy Shiga in response to the volatile politics of the 1960s.

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Marchers take to the streets for workers’ rights

U.S. immigrants and workers took to the streets for the May 1st Immigrant and Worker Rights Rally and March, urging President Barack Obama to develop immigration reform policies.

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Liver cancer among Asians and Pacific Islanders expected to surge

Higher rates of chronic hepatitis B may explain why liver cancer cases among Asian and Pacific Islanders are expected to climb 134 percent by 2030 compared to 28 percent among non-Hispanic whites, according to a report from the Journal of Clinical Oncology.

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Regence awards $20,000 for cultural competency training

The Regence Foundation awarded $20,000 to the Cross Cultural Health Care Program (CCHCP) on May 19 for online training targeted at boosting health care access for patients with limited English proficiency.

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Reuniting Families Act aims to clean up legal immigration system

More U.S. citizens may reunite with overseas family members if Congress passes the Reuniting Families Act in a bill introduced on May 20 by Sen. Robert Menendez (D–N.J.), Sen. Kirsten Gilibrand (D–N.Y.), Sen. Charles Schumer (D–N.Y.), and Sen. Edward Kennedy (D–Mass.).

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Students: Do you want to learn Chinese during the summer?

The 2009 OneWorld Now! (OWN) Chinese Summer Language Camp will take place Aug. 3–21, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on weekdays at Seattle University. The program is open to incoming ninth through twelfth grade students in the Seattle area with a focus on serving minority and low-income applicants.

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Outstanding Graduates

Outstanding Graduates

Are you an Asian American student graduating from high school or college? You may be eligible for the Northwest Asian Weekly’s Outstanding Graduates column. To qualify, you must have a minimum GPA of 3.6, have overcome personal adversity, or are an outstanding athlete, community volunteer, or artist. Peter Odell Shorewood High School “I will always […]

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Khmer Rouge torturer recounts baby-killing policy

By Sopheng Cheang The Associated Press PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Khmer Rouge guards killed babies by battering them against trees under an official policy to ensure the children of the brutal Cambodian regime’s victims could never take revenge for their parents’ deaths, the group’s chief jailer testified on Monday, June 8.

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Malaysia and Thailand eye education to end insurgency

By Julia Zappei The Associated Press PUTRAJAYA, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia has pledged to help young Muslims in neighboring Thailand to secure better education and employment to ease violence sparked by an Islamic separatist movement.

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Vietnamese memorial at Wichita park hotly debated

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Building a memorial to honor Vietnamese soldiers in the city’s Veterans Memorial Park continues to be a hot-button issue as veterans and Vietnamese community members weigh in.

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Guilty plea in school immigration fraud

ATLANTA (AP) — A Korean American man has admitted scheming to bring immigrants into the country under the guise of attending an English language school he operated.

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Northwest Asian Weekly at SIFF

Northwest Asian Weekly at SIFF

­Week 4: the final stretch “Breathless,” South Korea Reviewed by James Tabafunda Song-hoon (Yang Ik-june) is an enforcer for his gangster friend Man-shik (Jeong Man-shik). Song-hoon’s personal life, filled with childhood memories of being a victim of domestic abuse from his father, enables him to easily direct his clenched fists and bad temper toward anyone, […]

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Deadly balloons the subject of documentary that sheds new light on WWII

Deadly balloons the subject of documentary that sheds new light on WWII

By Thi-Le Vo Northwest Asian Weekly Just when we think we’ve  leaned enough about the weapons used during WWII, a documentary entitled “On Paper Wings” draws our attention to a Japanese weapon many of us have previously not heard about, shedding light on an important part of American history that has been overlooked.

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Epik High’s new view on music and the industry takes them abroad

Epik High’s new view on music and the industry takes them abroad

By Caroline Li Northwest Asian Weekly I saw a line wrapping around the block awaiting the arrival of Epik High on a Saturday night at the King Cat Theater in Belltown. The Korean pop stars posed for photos outside the venue before performing to the sold out crowd.

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, Profiles, Vol 28 No 25 | 6/13 - 6/195 Comments

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