Archive | Vol 30 No 6 | 2/5-2/11

Year of the Rabbit

Year of the Rabbit

Happy year of the Rabbit! Wishing you and your loved ones a year of health, happiness, and prosperity!

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JACL national scholarships now accepting applications

The Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) is accepting applications for its scholarship program.

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Ode to Spring to usher in 2011 Chinese New Year

Ode to Spring 2011 is a festive cultural performance that celebrates the Chinese New Year. It will be held at 7:30 p.m., on Feb. 12, at the University of Washington’s Meany Theater.

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Seattle-owned hospital company develops its market in Asia

Columbia Asia is a Seattle-owned hospital company that has 19 medical facilities in India, Malaysia, Vietnam, and Indonesia. Columbia Asia plans to open 15 new hospitals

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Seattle naval officer Aoki helps young people dive into science

Seattle naval officer Aoki helps young people dive into science

Two naval officers and a little build-it-yourself underwater robot are helping to create a new generation of scientists and engineers.

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Rabbits being threatened as ‘their’ year begins

Rabbits being threatened as ‘their’ year begins

BANGKOK (AP) — Many Asians believe the Year of the Rabbit will bring good luck to those born under that zodiac sign, but conservationists warn that the furry creatures

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Director defies conventions in documentary about music

Director defies conventions in documentary about music

We Don’t Care About Music Anyway” is a documentary studying experimental musicians in and around Tokyo. Its structure is experimental in itself.

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Asian American lawmakers demand Limbaugh apology

Asian American lawmakers demand Limbaugh apology

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh’s imitation of Chinese President Hu Jintao’s speech has stirred a backlash among

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Year of the Cat OR Year of the Rabbit?

Year of the Cat OR Year of the Rabbit?

People who celebrate the Lunar New Year have a lot to look forward to in the Year of the Rabbit. 2011 is a rarity in the 12 zodiac animals. While the Chinese

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A parade! A parade!

A parade! A parade!

On Saturday, Jan. 29, parents and kids braved the rain and came down to the International District to participate in the Second Annual Children’s Costume Parade and Contest, organized by the Northwest Asian Weekly and Seattle Chinese Post and produced by the Chinatown/International District Business Improvement Area (CIDBIA). Judges picked three winners and six finalists. […]

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Editorial: There’s another cause for celebration: Fred Korematsu Day

Last year, on Sept. 20, California designated Jan. 30 as Fred Korematsu Day of Civil Liberties and the Constitution. It was the first time that a day was officially named

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Blog: The Lunar New Year saves many businesses

Blog: The Lunar New Year saves many businesses

After Jan. 1, businesses usually slow down. People don’t feel like going out to eat or spending money when they have already spent a lot during the holidays.

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Blog: The arch nemesis of the Chinatown ID Lunar New Year Festival: rain

Blog: The arch nemesis of the Chinatown ID Lunar New Year Festival: rain

Luckily, people forgot about nature’s nuisance when they saw a rainbow of kids dressed in Asian costumes marching to the stage.

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Blog: AOL bringing jobs to people in our state

AOL has recently launched several projects nationwide, including a sports network and Patch.com, a hub of 14 community websites for many neighborhoods in our state.

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Commentary: ICHS faces severe budget cuts, needs help

Commentary: ICHS faces severe budget cuts, needs help

an the International Community Health Services (ICHS) survive a 50 percent budget cut? That’s the question a lot of community folks are wondering about

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Letter: Good and bad of immigration reform tangled together

Most Americans agree that immigration reform is needed. The question [then] becomes, what is immigration reform?

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Jan. 10: A. Gabriel Esteban is first Filipino American president of an American university

Jan. 10: A. Gabriel Esteban is first Filipino American president of an American university

A. Gabriel Esteban is now the 20th president of Seton Hall University, in South Orange, N.J. He is the first Filipino American president of an American university.

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Nov. 29–Dec. 5: Lauren Hall is UCLA/Muscle Milk Student-Athlete of the Week

Nov. 29–Dec. 5: Lauren Hall is UCLA/Muscle Milk Student-Athlete of the Week

Lauren Hall, who is half Chinese, is a senior swimmer at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). She was selected as the UCLA/Muscle Milk Student-Athlete of the Week.

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Jan. 11: Dori Jones Yang’s new novel published

Jan. 11: Dori Jones Yang’s new novel published

Eastside author Dori Jones Yang had her latest young adult novel, “Daughter of Xanadu,” published. “Xanadu” is about the granddaughter of Khubilai Khan. The story focuses on a cross-cultural romance. Previously, Yang wrote “The Secret Voice of Gina Zhang.” Yang is fluent in Mandarin and is a former Business Week (Hong Kong-based) correspondent. ♦

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Feb. 2: Bernadette Matsuno to serve as Department of Neighborhoods interim director

Feb. 2: Bernadette Matsuno to serve as Department of Neighborhoods interim director

Bernadette Matsuno, former deputy director of the Department of Neighborhoods and a well-known community activist and volunteer

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