Archive | Vol 29 No 15 | 4/10-4/16

Despite a loss, Bobby Fong is all smiles

Despite a loss, Bobby Fong is all smiles

It was a heartbreaking loss last Monday night. The clocked ticked down at Lucas Stadium in Indianapolis. Butler University, the underdog team, was only two points down. Gordon Hayward aimed for the win, but his half-court shot slammed against the rim.

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Godzilla is coming: Ed Wang seeks to become the first Chinese American to be drafted into the NFL

Godzilla is coming: Ed Wang seeks to become the first Chinese American to be drafted into the NFL

Wang, a left tackle from Virginia Tech, will be the first Chinese American football player to be drafted in next month’s National Football League (NFL) Draft.

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Director helms South Asian ‘Talks of the Vagina’

Director helms South Asian ‘Talks of the Vagina’

Anjulie Ganti is well-known in the Indian community for performing the Bharatanatyam, a well-respected Indian form of dancing.

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Thai and Indian chefs give cooking demonstrations at Vegfest

Thai and Indian chefs give cooking demonstrations at Vegfest

Asian chefs are among the many chefs featured at this year’s Vegfest. The event is to be held on April 10 and 11 at the Seattle Center Exhibition Hall. Vegfest is the biggest vegetarian food festival in the United States and features more than 500 different kinds of dishes. The event is ideal for people who have questions about how to improve their diet, what to buy, and how to cook it.

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Attention: Festival calls for filmakers of Asian/Pacific Islander descent

Filmmakers of Asian Pacific Islander descent can submit their entries for free to the third annual ID Film Festival organized by the Japanese Americans National Museum in Los Angeles.

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State Farm continues to fund OCA leadership program

The grant will be utilized in 2010 to support OCA’s APIA U: Leadership 101, an Asian/Pacific Islander American college leadership training program, and the upcoming Japanese American Citizens League (JACL)/OCA Leadership Conference in May.

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U.S. prep schools push to recruit foreign students

WASHINGTON (AP) — When Dixi Wu finished middle school in Kunming, China, she had a hard decision to make. The skilled violinist and top-ranked student tested into one of the most competitive high schools in her province. Yet Bullis School in suburban Maryland, faced with falling applications during the depressed economy, also wanted her.

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Toyota hit with $16M fine over recalls in U.S.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Toyota Motor Corp. faces a maximum penalty of more than $16 million, a record civil penalty against an automaker, for failing to promptly notify the U.S. government about defective gas pedals among its vehicles.

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NY Times pays damages to Singapore leaders, Times public editor responds

NY Times pays damages to Singapore leaders, Times public editor responds

SINGAPORE — Last month, The New York Times Co. apologized and agreed to pay Singapore’s prime minister and his two predecessors approximately 160,000 Singapore dollars ($114,000) for a story that described the city-state’s leaders as an Asian political dynasty.

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Weyerhaeuser Company Foundation supports Japan in the Schools program

The Weyerhaeuser Company announced a grant of $5,000 to the Japan–America Society of the State of Washington (JASSW) for their Japan in the Schools (JIS) program.

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‘Warlords’ missing 16 crucial minutes

‘Warlords’ missing 16 crucial minutes

Peter Chan’s Chinese battle epic, “The Warlords,” opens with a creepy voice narrating, “He told me — that dying was easy and living was hard.” But who is speaking? And who is he speaking about?

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Posted in At the Movies, Vol 29 No 15 | 4/10-4/160 Comments

Washington’s New Americans program faces elimination in the state’s budget despite providing a valuable service

Washington’s New Americans (WNA) program hosts Citizenship Day, an event held at sites across the state offering services from immigration attorneys, paralegals, interpreters, and community volunteers in helping to prepare naturalization applications at no cost.

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“Ching Chong Chinaman”: The unexpected name in Asian American identity

“Ching Chong Chinaman”: The unexpected name in Asian American identity

First thing I thought about before seeing “Ching Chong Chinaman” was, ‘great, another Asian American satire,’ “Joy Luck Club” references and all.

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High school students given scholarships for their work with diversity

High school students given scholarships for their work with diversity

The impact of diversity in a community is difficult, if not impossible, to ignore.

When high school students take the lead in fostering diversity, their parents support their efforts to reach out across racial lines, both domestically and internationally.

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Editorial: Tiger Woods messed up. Says sorry. We’re skeptical.

By now, we have heard bits and pieces of Tiger Wood’s sex scandal. He took a hiatus from golf for about four months to go through rehab, supposedly treated for sex addiction. Now he’s back — and better than ever?

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Blog: Diversity, and I mean real diversity

Blog: Diversity, and I mean real diversity

Last Friday, we celebrated diversity at the Jumbo Chinese Restaurant by awarding $6,600 worth of scholarships to high school students who have exemplified the spirit of diversity.

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Readers’ Corner: The influence of foods from childhood

Readers’ Corner: The influence of foods from childhood

We all prefer or avoid certain foods. Such behavior can probably be traced to our childhood when we were first introduced to foods that made lasting impressions. These foods often trigger a flood of memories. For example, French author Marcel Proust rhapsodizes about the madeleines (cookies) that he ate when he was a little boy.

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March 26: Tomodachi Luncheon honors Sen. Daniel Inouye

March 26: Tomodachi Luncheon honors Sen. Daniel Inouye

The Japanese Community and Cultural Center of Washington (JCCCW) held its second annual Tomodachi Luncheon fundraiser at the Bellevue Westin Hotel. More than 270 people attended, and more than $38,000 was raised, which will benefit the JCCCW.

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March 4: Paul Horiuchi at Seattle artREsource

March 4: Paul Horiuchi at Seattle artREsource

Paul Horiuchi’s paintings and collages are being exhibited at artREsource through May 8. Some of the pieces that are being showcased have never been seen by the public before.

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Feb. 23: Girl Scouts holds annual leadership luncheon

Feb. 23: Girl Scouts holds annual leadership luncheon

More than 500 people came to The Westin Hotel in Seattle for the Girl Scouts of Western Washington’s Seattle Leadership Luncheon. This annual event highlights the important role Girl Scouting plays in building leadership skills in girls and developing successful female leaders of tomorrow.

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