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Lunar New Year Celebration, year of the Tiger 2010 in Seattle’s Chinatown International District

Lunar New Year Celebration, year of the Tiger 2010 in Seattle’s Chinatown International District

What: Lunar New Year Celebration, year of the Tiger 2010 in Seattle’s Chinatown International District When: February 13, 2010 Time: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Schedule: Noon — Opening Ceremony Lion Dance at Chinatown Gate on S. King St. 1:30-2 p.m. — Children’s Costume Parade Where: Hing Hay Park | 411 Maynard Ave. S., Seattle More info: […]

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Mayor McGinn starts the year with big announcements

Mayor McGinn starts the year with big announcements

“It’s very important to us to hear from everyone in Seattle about what they think is important,” Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn said late last year, referring to how his campaign was run differently than how others are normally run — in a good way — and how he hopes to continue this grassroots spirit in his administration.

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Muslim Hindu punk rock bands defy and emphasize tradition

WAYLAND, Massachusetts (AP) — Artwork from India’s Punjab state decorates the Ray family home. A Johann Sebastian Bach statue sits on a piano. But in the basement — cluttered with wires, old concert fliers, and drawings — 25-year-old Arjun Ray is fighting distortion from his electric guitar.

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Filipino Wrecking Machine destroys the competition: Mark Munoz wins second fight in UFC via TKO

Filipino Wrecking Machine destroys the competition: Mark Munoz wins second fight in UFC via TKO

Instead, Munoz, nicknamed the Filipino Wrecking Machine, won his second UFC match by making Jensen crumble under a rain of Munoz’s punches two and a half minutes into the first round.

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For some, parenthood is not derived from genetics

On Saturday, on the Far North Side, a group of parents who did just that held a reunion. While the little girls they waited three years to adopt from China snacked and fidgeted, four families who spent two weeks together in Chinese hotels during the adoption process in June gathered at Mimi’s Cafe on Polaris Parkway. Like all proud parents, they compared notes, took pictures, and shared stories.

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Angry minority finds a voice on Chinese campus

Every Friday afternoon, students pack a college classroom in Beijing to catch a glimpse of the sharply dressed professor punching the air as he speaks with surprising candor about the travails of his ethnic group, the Uighurs.

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Japan’s PM wants equal ties with U.S.

TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s prime minister said Monday, Jan. 4, he will press for more equal ties with Washington this year, the 50th anniversary of a joint security treaty that grants many special privileges to U.S. troops stationed in the country.

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Committee of 100 to build exhibit, “The Chinese in America” at the USA Pavilion

The Committee of 100 (C-100), in partnership with the USA Pavilion, will build an exhibit entitled, “The Chinese in America — We are Family” at the USA Pavilion at the 2010 World Expo in Shanghai.

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Seattle-based study-abroad program shuts down

SEATTLE (AP) — A Seattle-based study-abroad program has suddenly shut down and stranded more than a dozen students in Beijing. The company’s headquarters in Seattle is closed, its phones are disconnected, and its website says the company has filed for bankruptcy.

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Q&A with Carolyn Kuan, an esteemed Seattle Symphony conductor

Q&A with Carolyn Kuan, an esteemed Seattle Symphony conductor

Born in Taiwan, Carolyn Kuan is not only Seattle Symphony’s first woman assistant conductor, she is also the first Asian American to hold the position. On Jan. 22 Kuan is slated to conduct the symphony for Celebrate Asia!, an event which will feature violinist Chuanyun Li and instrumentalist Li Bo, who plays the Mongolian morin khuur.

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Wayne’s worlds: A tale of two restaurants

Wayne’s worlds: A tale of two restaurants

Oh, I know a few things. I know that wearing shorts on our weekly date night is a huge no-no. I know that reading a magazine during dinner is genuinely frowned upon. And if you’ve ever wondered, playing a tennis match on our anniversary is absolutely inexcusable.

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Director captures Japan’s history on film

Director captures Japan’s history on film

Alexander Sokurov’s “The Sun” opens in an awkward fashion. On the surface, life seems ordinary enough at the Imperial Palace of Japan. A servant brings in breakfast for the emperor on a tray. A second servant reads off the itinerary for the day. The emperor must attend a meeting with his war ministers. Then he will study marine biology, his favorite subject.

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NWAW’s January must-reads

NWAW’s January must-reads

By Samantha Pak Northwest Asian Weekly “Train Man” By Hitori Nakano Del Ray Books, 2004 What would you do if you came across a cute girl (or guy) and had the opportunity to see them again, but didn’t know how to make it happen? Most people would turn to their friends, but in the case […]

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Editorial: Suicides among Koreans increase, time for us to be more vigilant

The situation may be even more troubling than the numbers reveal, as the Korean Consulate General in New York stated that it only keeps statistics on Korean citizens, not Korean Americans. Consul General Kyungkeun Kim told The New York Times that he believes the actual figure may be twice as high. The Korea Times has reported that at least 36 Koreans and Korean Americans have taken their lives in the New York region in the last year.

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Commentary: Diversifying ranks with immigration reform — What the huh?

If it does, then I agree with diversifying the ranks to level a lopsided immigration debate. I agree that more non-Latino immigrants should pressure lawmakers to change laws that indisputably favor one group of people and discriminate against another. Diversifying the ranks could assist in exposing laws of racial and ethnical favoritisms.

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Letter: Cao is not someone to be celebrated as he is supporting harmful health care plan

To the Editor:

Maybe one of these days, rather than celebrating “Asian Americanism,” we could maybe, just maybe, not need to point out achievement based on racism. Would you be offended if we had a Northwest White Weekly? Be honest and think about it.

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Letter: Not criminal to call someone communist

[In the Dec. 26, 2009–Jan. 1, 2010] issue, I read about the man who sued for being called a communist and it bothers me because the communist party is usually a law-abiding political party, and it is not a criminal attack to call someone a communist.

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Letter: Unfair to continue rehashing the Mamiya incident

This story had been covered thoroughly by The Seattle Times as well as the Northwest Asian Weekly after it happened. But was it really necessary to rehash the whole event one more time in your paper? Surely, there are other stories of interest for you to present rather than bringing further embarrassment to him, his family, and associates.

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Nov. 13: Oldest regional Boy Scout troop commemorates 89-year history

Nov. 13: Oldest regional Boy Scout troop commemorates 89-year history

Troop #53, the former resident Boy Scout Troop at the Japanese Baptist Church on Capitol Hill, commemorated its 89-year history in a celebration at the Museum of Flight. Troop #53 began in 1920, organized by Clarence Arai and others from the church. The troop was deactivated at the end of 2008 due to declining membership.

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Nov. 18: Kathy Chow is new AAJA Executive Director

Nov. 18: Kathy Chow is new AAJA Executive Director

Kathy Chow, director of the nonprofit Hands On Sacramento, was named the executive director of the Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA).

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