Archive | Vol 30 No 35 | 8/27-9/2

Review of John Sayles’ “Amigo,” about a war not well-remembered by Americans

Review of John Sayles’ “Amigo,” about a war not well-remembered by Americans

The American director John Sayles has a long and distinguished history of tackling difficult projects addressing difficult aspects of life and history. His latest film “Amigo,” set in the Philippines, explores a time in history not well-remembered by most Americans, but which remains vivid to Filipinos …

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Aug. 15: Margaret Dilloway promotes debut novel in Bellevue

Aug. 15: Margaret Dilloway promotes debut novel in Bellevue

Margaret Dilloway, who is half Japanese, read from and signed copies of her debut novel, “How to Be an American Housewife,” at Bellevue Regional Library …

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SHELF: NWAW’s August must-reads, strangers brought together by unusual circumstances

SHELF: NWAW’s August must-reads, strangers brought together by unusual circumstances

On a weekday afternoon, a major earthquake hits an unnamed American city, trapping nine individuals in the Indian consulate’s visa office located in the basement of the building …

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Aug. 4: Densho receives grants totaling $544,713

Aug. 4: Densho receives grants totaling $544,713

Densho: The Japanese American Legacy Project, which owns the largest archive of visual testimonies on the Japanese American WWII incarceration experience, was awarded two grants totaling $544,713 from the National Park Service Japanese American Confinement Sites (JACS) program …

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Aug. 1: JCCCW welcomes Japanese Agricultural Exchange Council

Aug. 1: JCCCW welcomes Japanese Agricultural Exchange Council

The Japanese Cultural & Community Center (JCCCW) welcomes a new tenant, the Japan Agricultural Exchange Council – U.S. Branch. “TJ” Takashi Yoshikawa serves as the branch’s director …

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Aug. 22: Carly Calbero makes it to final four in Rolling Stone competition

Aug. 22: Carly Calbero makes it to final four in Rolling Stone competition

Singer-songwriter and street performer Carly Calbero, who is half Japanese and half Filipino, has been named one of four finalists in Rolling Stone’s Street to State competition. She is the only Asian American finalist, and the only one from Seattle …

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Kitsap Tours now includes Japanese American Exclusion Memorial in Bainbridge Tour

Kitsap Tours started its three-hour Bainbridge Island tour earlier this year, in part, to showcase the new Bainbridge Island Japanese American Exclusion Memorial …

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Japanese American internment photos by celebrated photographer Ansel Adams displayed at Bainbridge

Japanese American internment photos by celebrated photographer Ansel Adams displayed at Bainbridge

By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly . The Bainbridge Island Historical Museum sits inside a small building just a few minutes’ drive from the island’s ferry terminal. Inside, it’s a little hard to get around. The museum houses more than 100 years of island history. But the dinging of the bell at the front door […]

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North Korea accepts U.S. pitch to discuss war remains

South Korea (AP) — North Korea said Friday it has accepted a U.S. proposal to discuss recovering remains of American troops killed during the Korean War, another sign of easing tensions between Washington and Pyongyang …

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Malaysia–Cambodian maids speak of abuse

In the six weeks that she worked as a maid for a Malaysian family, she says she lost 22 pounds (10 kilograms), while toiling 20 hours a day with little to eat. Often, she was slapped and punched by her employer, she says …

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Macau sex fair kicks off amid growing Asian demand

Sexy lingerie, adult costumes, inflatable dolls, and much more are on display at an adult industry trade fair in the Chinese territory of Macau that shows how China’s growing influence has spread even to the bedroom …

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EDITORIAL: Let’s push away petty squabbles regarding King memorial

This week, a memorial to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., called the Stone of Hope, was finally unveiled in Washington, D.C. It was originally scheduled to be unveiled in 2008 …

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Nominate your favorite API lawyer under 40

The National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA) is accepting nominations for the Best Lawyers Under 40 Award …

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Fed Way dentist offers services, with profit going to local food drive

Dr. Van Vuong is offering a significant discount on dental services in order to assist people who need dental care, in tandem with helping his community food pantry …

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Asian Pacific Cultural Center looking for artists for showcase

The Asia Pacific Cultural Center (APCC) is seeking artists who identify with or incorporate into their practice the cultural arts of Asia and the Pacific Islands. The Asia Pacific Arts Infusion is intended to showcase the finest regional and International artists and craftsmen together for one weekend in November.

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Georgetown, Chinese basketball teams brawl

Georgetown, Chinese basketball teams brawl

A wild brawl broke out between Georgetown and a Chinese men’s basketball team on Thursday, Aug. 18, putting an immediate end to a supposed goodwill game that coincided with U.S. Vice President Joe Biden’s visit to the country …

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BLOG: Guilty Friday

BLOG: Guilty Friday

By Assunta Ng What is it like to forget about eating healthy? Owner Andrea Nakata was giving out business cards for her new bakery at a party. I grabbed one and ventured into Le Reve Bakery & Cafe (1805 Queen Anne Ave. N.) with my family last Friday. We had yummy twice-baked almond croissants, a […]

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BLOG: Homesick Chinese officials

BLOG: Homesick Chinese officials

By Assunta Ng Do you know what high-ranking Chinese officials can’t live without when traveling to Seattle? Of course they don’t carry their luggage or buy their own coffee like U.S. Ambassador Gary Locke did when he was at the SeaTac Airport on his way to China. Instead, Chinese officials bring along a cook or […]

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John Kwak: A not-yet-ready-to-retire business owner and Korean community leader

John Kwak: A not-yet-ready-to-retire business owner and Korean community leader

John Kwak is one of NWAW’s Pioneer in Social Entrepreneurship.

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King memorial’s unexpected Asian connection

King memorial’s unexpected Asian connection

By Ben Nuckols The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Some were locals who’ve watched for years as the memorial to the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. took shape on the National Mall. Some were tourists who happened to be in Washington the day it opened. All felt honored to be a part of history as they gazed […]

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