Archive | Vol 30 No 11 | 3/12-3/18

Major tsunami damage in North Japan after 8.9 quake

TOKYO (AP) – Japan was struck by a magnitude 8.9 earthquake off its northeastern coast Friday (Thursday night local time)

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Gary Locke — The next U.S. Ambassador to China?

Gary Locke — The next U.S. Ambassador to China?

On March 7, reports surfaced that President Barack Obama was planning to nominate U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gary Locke as the U.S. Ambassador to China.

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10 female leaders who’ve made a big difference in the last year

10 female leaders who’ve made a big difference in the last year

For International Women’s Day, we wanted to compile a list of amazing women around the globe who have made a significant impact in their countries and the world.

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Wise Words from Wise Women

Wise Words from Wise Women

“Work hard. Do what you love and success will find you.”— Wendy Rosen
American Jewish Committee Regional Director

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Diversity makes a difference — Part 3

Diversity makes a difference — Part 3

Northwest Asian Weekly’s Diversity Makes a Difference scholarship program celebrates young people who are committed to reaching out across cultural lines.

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Attention: Seattle Chinese Garden needs volunteers

The Seattle Chinese Garden needs additional volunteers to help with visitors as the weather gets warmer. Volunteers will answer visitor questions,

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Study: Health coaches may be crucial in fighting against diabetes in Asians

Chinese Americans are diagnosed with diabetes at more than twice the rate of the general population. Fifteen percent of Chinese Americans

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Immigration Services proposes electronic system

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has a proposal that could save U.S. businesses more than $23 million over the next 10 years.

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Peacock designer duo go from Bollywood to Britney Spears

Peacock designer duo go from Bollywood to Britney Spears

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Indian designers Falguni and Shane Peacock have busted out of Bollywood straight through to Hollywood. Their champion? Britney Spears.

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Shanghai kicks out Barbie for being sexy?

Shanghai kicks out Barbie for being sexy?

The Financial Times has reported that the Barbie store in Shanghai has shut down after only two years in business. Mattel has said that the store

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Cherie Blair named chancellor of Asian University for Women

Cherie Blair named chancellor of Asian University for Women

The Asian University for Women (AUW), located in Bangladesh, appointed Cherie Blair, a leading international lawyer, human rights advocate, and the wife

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Equality for women can reduce world hunger, says UN report

ROME (AP) — Giving women better access to land, technology, and other agricultural resources could reduce the number of hungry people by up to 150 million

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More women in local government in Asia–Pacific region, but figures still low at national levels

According to a 48-page report, “Women’s Representation in Local Government in Asia and the Pacific,” by the United Nations Development Programme

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More Thai women in business

According to the 2011 Grant Thornton International Business Report (IBR) survey, Thailand has the highest percentage of women holding senior

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Kazakh women vie for presidency

Soon, the era of exclusively male leadership will come to an end in Kazakhstan and the country will be ruled by a woman, predicts Guldana Takbaeva

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“Bay Rong” director ably navigates thriller

“Bay Rong” director ably navigates thriller

“Clash (Bay Rong),” the new spy thriller from Vietnamese director Le Thanh Son, opens with a flurry of action. In between fights and stunts

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Loss and friendship rings true in “Poetry”

Loss and friendship rings true in “Poetry”

Chang-dong Lee’s new dramatic film “Poetry” begins with children playing in weeds. Down the river, near the children’s play site, a large object drifts.

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Editorial: Gary Locke to go ‘home’ as America’s top diplomat

We were delivered some great news earlier in the week. President Barack Obama nominated U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gary Locke as his new

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Blog: Please speak English, not Chinese!

Blog: Please speak English, not Chinese!

Gary Locke as the U.S. Ambassador to China? Why yes!

“What qualifies U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke to be the U.S. Ambassador to China?” KOMO Radio asked me in an interview.

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Blog: A guarded secret, ABC’s scoop

The news of Gary Locke being nominated to be the ambassador to China was released Monday afternoon. Locke’s own siblings learned of it minutes before it was

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