Archive | December 2011

Japan basketball team hires first female head coach

Japan basketball team hires first female head coach

SAITAMA, Japan (AP) — A Japanese American woman became the first female head coach in the history of Japan’s professional men’s basketball league last Thursday, Nov. 24. Natalie Nakase, who has experience as a head coach of a women’s team in Germany, was hired by the Saitama Broncos. She replaces American coach Dean Murray, who […]

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Glory days for soccer in tiny American Samoa

APIA, Samoa (AP) — Two days after winning for the first time in its soccer history, American Samoa stretched its unbeaten run to two games.

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Vietnam vet shares his dark history, one peck at a time

By Donald Bradley The Kansas City Star KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — At the very worst of times, John W. Nash came clean. “If I tell you what I did over there, you won’t love me anymore,” he told his wife.

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China’s school bus donation to Macedonia derided and criticized

China’s school bus donation to Macedonia derided and criticized

By Louise Watt Associated Press BEIJING (AP) — China’s donation of school buses to tiny Macedonia has touched off derision online, where Chinese have called the gift ill-considered given their country’s poor safety record and a recent crash that killed 19 preschoolers.

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Obama, Clinton gamble on Myanmar

Obama, Clinton gamble on Myanmar

By Matthew Lee The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is taking a foreign policy gamble by sending Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on a historic trip to the isolated Southeast Asian nation of Myanmar this week. The administration is betting that the first visit to the country, also known as Burma, […]

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Reader’s Corner: Forced to flee: voices and visions from the Thai-Burma border, put on paper

Reader’s Corner: Forced to flee: voices and visions from the Thai-Burma border, put on paper

By Erika Berg For Northwest Asian Weekly In September 2007, the world’s attention was riveted by video footage of never-ending columns of saffron-robed monks streaming through the streets of Burma. Overnight, the government had removed all fuel subsidies, spiking food prices. Moved by the people’s despair, tens of thousands of Buddhist monks took to the […]

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BLOG: Breaking bread with an ambassador — Part 3 of the Locke blog series

BLOG: Breaking bread with an ambassador — Part 3 of the Locke blog series

  “What is your preference for lunch — Chinese, Indian, Japanese, Italian, or pizza?” asked someone from U.S. Ambassador Gary Locke’s office in Beijing.

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BLOG: For Eli Lilly, China is the answer

BLOG: For Eli Lilly, China is the answer

  The other day, I was talking to one of the most powerful men from Indiana. Gov. Mitch Daniels once worked for this man’s company, and the Republicans even toyed with drafting him to run against President Obama earlier this year.

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EDITORIAL: APAs, own up to your talents

This week, we ran three stories about artists on our front page. We showcased movie producer and director Christina Yao, award-winning fashion designer Gahee Bae, and famed South Korean visual and multimedia artist Do-Ho Suh.

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Korean artist creates lit multimedia piece using SAM’s historical materials

Korean artist creates lit multimedia piece using SAM’s historical materials

By Jason J. Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly “It was never my goal to be successful,” explains Do-Ho Suh. Yet, the 49-year-old, originally from Seoul, is a rising star in the art community, with his exhibits showing all over the world. He recently stopped in Seattle to discuss his new piece at the Seattle Art Museum […]

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Design student shuns fur, then becomes finalist in national contest

Design student shuns fur, then becomes finalist in national contest

By Nan Nan Liu Northwest Asian Weekly Gahee Bae never thought she would become a finalist in the Humane Society’s annual Cool vs. Cruel contest. She was wrong. “Oh yes … I was surprised … I actually didn’t [expect to become a finalist],” confessed Bae, who recently graduated from the Art Institute of Seattle. “This […]

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Director films movie about Enron-style greed, set in the 19th century

Director films movie about Enron-style greed, set in the 19th century

By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly Directing, co-producing, and co-writing a multimillion dollar Chinese historical epic movie might sound like an impossible task, especially when you’ve never shot a feature film before.

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Our top 10 burning questions with Sung Yang

Our top 10 burning questions with Sung Yang

By Stacy Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly Born in Seoul, Sung Yang is the chief of staff for King County Executive Dow Constantine. In this role, Yang oversees and directs the executive’s major initiatives, the central coordination between policy, communications, and external relations, and the executive’s administrative staff and office operations. Prior to joining the executive’s […]

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Our top 10 burning questions with Steven Gonzalez

Our top 10 burning questions with Steven Gonzalez

By Stacy Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly Justice Steven Gonzalez was recently appointed to the Washington State Supreme Court, the state’s highest court. He is the second Latino ever to be in such a prominent position. For the past 10 years, Gonzalez served on the bench as Superior Court Judge, appointed by former Gov. Gary Locke. […]

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Our top 10 burning questions with Sharon Prill

Our top 10 burning questions with Sharon Prill

By Stacy Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly In November 2010, Sharon Prill was named publisher of the Yakima Herald Republic (YHR). As publisher, Prill oversees the day-to-day operations of the Herald Republic, including those of the El Sol de Yakima, a weekly Spanish language newspaper, Yakima magazine, and several other highly-regarded niche publications. Previously, Prill spent […]

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