Archive | Vol 30 No 2 | 1/8-1/14

Huang Ruo: composer, musician, and … Celebrate Asia! contest winner?

Huang Ruo: composer, musician, and … Celebrate Asia! contest winner?

What will a young pianist do when experiencing stage fright while performing? Will the projected path in his artistic development change?

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Postwar adoptee spends his final days helping orphans

Postwar adoptee spends his final days helping orphans

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — A photo of a 12-year-old North Korean boy on Sam Han’s laptop computer pulls the dying man a half-century back in time

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How will Washington’s cuts affect Asians?

On Dec. 14, Gov. Chris Gregoire, along with members of the Transforming Washington’s Budget committee, announced her intention to consolidate state agencies

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North Dakota teacher wants more students to learn Mandarin

With a morning class of Fargo South High School students dragging, the Mandarin Chinese teacher beckons one of her charges to the front of the classroom to play a Chinese version.

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Malaysia book causes rift over Indian caste system

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — A high school text book that highlights multi-ethnic Malaysia’s racial harmony has riled the main ethnic Indian party

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‘Coupon generation’ wields consumer power in China

BEIJING (AP) — Ding Can is obsessed with bargains. Her purse is crammed with more than 30 shopper discount cards and dozens of coupons.

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U.S. and Japan discussed ‘action’ against anti-whalers

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese and American officials discussed taking action against a prominent anti-whaling group, with Tokyo insisting that Sea Shepherd’s confrontations

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What you need to know about Celebrate Asia! – A Q&A with Yoshi Minegishi

What you need to know about Celebrate Asia! – A Q&A with Yoshi Minegishi

Where can one enjoy a live performance by world-renowned Korean soprano Sumi Jo singing Korean songs in addition to a beloved aria by Verdi?

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A year of possibilities? – A-pop! is a monthly column about all things Asian in popular culture

A year of possibilities? – A-pop! is a monthly column about all things Asian in popular culture

Happy New Year to my fellow pop-culture junkies! December was a fairly slow month. Two films, “The Social Network” and “Rabbit Hole,”

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Editorial: Budget cuts, though necessary, require a second thought

Late last month, Gov. Chris Gregoire proposed a new budget — full of cuts. Since then, many people have been critical, calling these cuts overly harsh.

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Blog: 23 wishes for the community in 2011

It was wonderful to have the Seahawks win last Sunday. Did you know that when the Seahawks lose, it significantly affects Chinatown and the International District (ID)?

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Blog: My 8 personal wishes for 2011

1. I want to think outside the box in reinventing the Northwest Asian Weekly and in creating opportunities for the community.

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Jan. 5: Tina Tchen to join Office of the First Lady as chief of staff

Jan. 5: Tina Tchen to join Office of the First Lady as chief of staff

Tina Tchen is now the assistant to President Barack Obama and chief of staff to First Lady Michelle Obama.

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Dec. 22: Local Chinese community teams up with Ezell’s to help at Rainier Valley Food Bank

Dec. 22: Local Chinese community teams up with Ezell’s to help at Rainier Valley Food Bank

General Biodiesel and the local Chinese community teamed up with Ezell’s Chicken to distribute 300 portions of fried chicken at the Rainier Valley Food Bank.

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Dec. 19: Kainos group organizes clothing drive at ReWA

Dec. 19: Kainos group organizes clothing drive at ReWA

Kainos of Evangelical Chinese Church of East King County organized a clothing drive at the Refugee Women’s Alliance (ReWA)’s SeaTac office.

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A new face in a new place: Paul Ishii is president of Rotary Club of Seattle

A new face in a new place: Paul Ishii is president of Rotary Club of Seattle

Paul Ishii is president-elect for Rotary Club of Seattle, the largest rotary club in the world, with nearly 700 members. He is the first person of color to be president of Rotary Club of Seattle.

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