Archive | Vol 30 No 32 | 8/6-8/12

Demystifying hot pot … and Little Sheeps

Demystifying hot pot … and Little Sheeps

By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly Is there such a thing as a “real little sheep” (versus “fake little sheep”)?

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June: Frank Fukui/Woodburn Company wins Ricoh National Sales Award

June: Frank Fukui/Woodburn Company wins Ricoh National Sales Award

Ricoh Corporation presented its 2011 Outstanding Major Markets Sales Performance Award to Frank Fukui, president of Woodburn Company, in Orlando, Fla., during its Annual Convergence Exhibition. This is the second award of its kind Fukui has received in recent years. ♦

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Blog: Chinese food helps Republicans and Democrats forge a deal

By Assunta Ng When the Republicans, the White House, and Democrats tried to broker a deal last weekend, lots of Chinese food was ordered during the meetings, according to the New York Times.

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Miss Seafair Court: a bit of royalty

Miss Seafair Court: a bit of royalty

At the 62nd Annual Miss Seafair Scholarship Program For Women Coronation, Veronica Quintero, from the Hispanic Seafair organization, was crowned Miss Seafair. The first runner up was Angelica Soriano Casimiro, from the Filipino community of Seattle. Second runner up was Veronica Pupava, from West Seattle Hi-Yu. Seafair awarded more than $20,000 in scholarships as part […]

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July 17: Narayan Gurung and Tay Yoshitani honored at Building Bridges awards ceremony

July 17: Narayan Gurung and Tay Yoshitani honored at Building Bridges awards ceremony

The Washington State India Trade Relations Action Committee (WASITRAC) honored Port of Seattle CEO Tay Yoshitani and legendary Taekwondo Olympian Narayan Gurung at its second annual Building Bridges Across the Nations awards ceremony at the Northgate Community Center in Seattle.

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June 23: Oliver’s Lounge celebrates 35 years

June 23: Oliver’s Lounge celebrates 35 years

In honor of its 35th anniversary, Oliver’s Lounge at the Mayflower Park Hotel in Seattle celebrated with a party that included live music and free crabcakes and martinis.

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Sun Yang breaks oldest world record in swimming

Sun Yang breaks oldest world record in swimming

By Andrew Dampf The Associated Press SHANGHAI (AP) — The swimming world championships ended with a bang Sunday, July 31, when emerging Chinese standout Sun Yang broke the oldest world record in the sport — Australian great Grant Hackett’s 10-year-old mark in the 1,500 meters. Sun was just over two seconds off Hackett’s 2001 pace […]

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A glimpse into daily life in North Korea

By Jean H. Lee The Associated Press Editor’s note: Jean H. Lee, The Associated Press bureau chief in Seoul, and David Guttenfelder, AP’s chief Asia photographer, have made numerous reporting trips to North Korea in recent years. They were granted unprecedented access on their latest journey to Pyongyang and areas outside the nation’s showcase capital. […]

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China rescues 89 trafficked children, arrests 369

By Louise Watt The Associated Press BEIJING (AP) — Chinese authorities have rescued 89 trafficked minors as young as 10 days and the oldest 4 years and arrested 369 suspects after uncovering two child trafficking gangs, authorities said Wednesday, July 27.

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Blog: What’s Ambassador Locke’s reward in Beijing?

By Assunta Ng Well, Beijing has some of the best Chinese food. I was there three years ago and was fortunate enough to taste incredible Shanghaiese, Shandong, Beijing, and other ethnic foods.

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Black teenager from California wows audiences with unusual talent: Singing Chinese opera

Black teenager from California wows audiences with unusual talent: Singing Chinese opera

By Terence Chea The Associated Press OAKLAND, Calif. — Tyler Thompson is an unlikely star in the world of Chinese opera. The Black teenager from Oakland has captivated audiences in the United States and China with his ability to sing pitch-perfect Mandarin and perform the ancient Chinese art form.

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Blog: No need to beg Asians to run anymore

Blog: No need to beg Asians to run anymore

By Assunta Ng Now that Congressman Jay Inslee has announced his run for governor in 2012, two Asian Americans have declared their candidacy for Inslee’s seat. A few years ago, the Asian community had to persuade folks to run for open seats. Now, we are automatically dreaming big and thinking ahead.

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Readers’ Corner: Graduating is not just something to look forward to

Readers’ Corner: Graduating is not just something to look forward to

By Dickie Lau For Northwest Asian Weekly As a graduate, you must be looking forward to college life and beyond. But if you stop a while, look back to your past, you will have an unexpected discovery. Harbour Pointe Middle School (HPMS) National Junior Honor Society hosted its Recognition Banquet in June. The HPMS recognition banquet was organized […]

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Who are the Asian Americans in the local primaries?

Who are the Asian Americans in the local primaries?

Compiled by Keishi Matsuda Northwest Asian Weekly For the upcoming primary elections on Aug. 16, there are many Asian candidates who are aiming to represent the different communities in the Greater Seattle area. Listed below are some of the Asian American candidates that you may want to keep an eye on.

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Editorial: Farewell and good luck, Phyllis Wise

It’s with more than a tinge of sadness that we bid farewell to University of Washington (UW) Provost Phyllis Wise. It was announced on Wednesday, Aug. 3, that Wise is leaving the UW for a top position at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC).

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Blog: Locke makes history, always

Blog: Locke makes history, always

By Assunta Ng Gary Locke’s political career for the last 30 years has offered nothing but excitement and historical milestones. Although he wasn’t the first Asian American legislator when he ran in 1982, he did beat an incumbent who had been in office for 12 became the first Asian American to run for and win the office […]

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Pork Filled Players tackle ‘Yellow Face’

Pork Filled Players tackle ‘Yellow Face’

By Irfan Shariff Northwest Asian Weekly Consider the 1961 classic “Breakfast at Tiffany’s,” where Mickey Rooney, a white actor, portrays Audrey Hepburn’s Japanese neighbor, Mr. Yanioshi. This depiction is a prime example of “yellowface,” or the caricaturing of Asians — much like blackface was to Blacks.

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Gary Locke swears in as U.S. Ambassador to China

Gary Locke swears in as U.S. Ambassador to China

U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke formally resigned Monday, Aug. 1, and was sworn-in by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as U.S. Ambassador to the People’s Republic of China.

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Wise leaves UW, heads to Illinois

Wise leaves UW, heads to Illinois

By Stacy Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly University of Washington (UW) Provost Phyllis Wise, 66, has been named chancellor of University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) and vice president of the University of Illinois system. Wise, a Chinese American, recently served as interim president of the UW, until Michael Young took over in April. Wise will […]

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To sniff or not to sniff? — Public displays of affection gaining ground among Asian Americans, though some still squeamish

To sniff or not to sniff? — Public displays of affection gaining ground among Asian Americans, though some still squeamish

By Nina Huang Northwest Asian Weekly In the West, one common way to show affection is to kiss someone. In many non-English speaking Western countries, such as European or Latin American countries, people kiss one another on the cheek to show friendship, to greet, or to congratulate. In the East, however, such a gesture may […]

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