Archive | Vol 30 No 12 | 3/19-3/25

International students worry about home, Chase head recounts quake experience

International students worry about home, Chase head recounts quake experience

Strong earthquakes hit the Tohoku region of Japan in the afternoon on March 11, triggering several 6- to 23-foot tsunami waves that caused massive destruction

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Posted in Community News, Vol 30 No 12 | 3/19-3/250 Comments

Robots find many friends in South Seattle students

Robots find many friends in South Seattle students

Those passing by the Qwest exhibition center on March 18 or 19 may wonder why there are so many students in colorful t-shirts, excited to be awake at 8 a.m.

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Posted in Profiles, Vol 30 No 12 | 3/19-3/250 Comments

Rock band to trademark office: ‘Our name is not disparaging to Asians’

Rock band to trademark office: ‘Our name is not disparaging to Asians’

Members of the Portland-based band The Slants create synth-pop anthems that channel 1980s icon Depeche Mode, but with an Asian flair. In one track,

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, Profiles, Vol 30 No 12 | 3/19-3/254 Comments

NYC Chinatown bus crash kills 15

NYC Chinatown bus crash kills 15

NEW YORK (AP) — Passengers and witnesses to a New York City bus crash that killed 15 people are contradicting

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Posted in National News, Vol 30 No 12 | 3/19-3/252 Comments

Mayor under fire for possibly violating ethics code

Mayor under fire for possibly violating ethics code

Earlier in the month, City of Tacoma Mayor, Marilyn Strickland, returned from a 10-day trip to Seoul, Shanghai

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Posted in Briefs, Vol 30 No 12 | 3/19-3/250 Comments

Asian foods to be featured at Vegfest

Asian foods are among the 500 different kinds of food featured at this year’s Vegfest, to be held March 26 and March 27 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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Uwajimaya to open new store in Bellevue

Uwajimaya will be moving from their current location at 15555 NE 24th St. & Bel-Red Road in the spring of 2011.

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Japanese players try to get in touch with families after earthquake

Japanese players try to get in touch with families after earthquake

Boston pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka tried to get in touch with his grandmother. Oakland slugger Hideki Matsui prayed for the victims.

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Posted in National News, Vol 30 No 12 | 3/19-3/251 Comment

Young migrants changing the face of China’s cities

DONGGUAN, China (AP) — Li Biying, 20, has no plans to go home. Unlike older migrant workers who came to earn money for a few years before returning to their villages

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Diversity makes a difference — Part 4

Diversity makes a difference — Part 4

“Sara and her fellow officers re-branded the diversity club and helped shape its new moniker, Inspiring a Movement or IAM

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Posted in Education, Vol 30 No 12 | 3/19-3/250 Comments

Japanese refurbish Spokane friendship doll

Japanese refurbish Spokane friendship doll

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — In the late 1920s, things were not so good between Japan and the United States.

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Gold for talented APIs!

Gold for talented APIs!

At the 83rd annual Academy Awards, Asian Australian illustrator Shaun Tan won the best short film (animated) category for his piece, “The Lost Thing”

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Editorial: Before criticizing, take a second look at Japan

Japan’s death toll is projected to exceed 10,000, and a half-million people could be left homeless as a result of the devastating earthquakes and tsunami

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Posted in Editorials, Vol 30 No 12 | 3/19-3/250 Comments

Blog: Strangers helping strangers

Blog: Strangers helping strangers

During his broadcast, NBC anchor Brian Williams wondered how Japanese people located their lost relatives in Japan during the disaster.

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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 30 No 12 | 3/19-3/250 Comments

Blog: What can we learn from Japan?

How can a nation train its citizens to remain calm and orderly after witnessing the loss of their homes and the deaths of their loved ones?

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Blog: We depend on Japan for so much

When news of Japan’s misfortune broke out, all the baby milk powder made in Japan was instantly sold out in Hong Kong. A relative of mine, who lives in

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Blog: Chinatown asks, ‘Should we help or not?’

Many Chinatown organizations have a nice tradition — raising thousands of dollars in response to global disasters.

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Blog: How will Japan’s crisis impact the NW?

Tay Yoshitani, CEO of the Port of Seattle, said the impact will be negative in the Northwest because Japan is one of the top five trading partners of Washington state.

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Blog: Time to think about how prepared we are

Grocery stores and restaurants in Japan have closed due to lack of supplies, even though some are outside the affected area.

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Commentary: 520 tolling campaign overlooks ethnic media

Commentary: 520 tolling campaign overlooks ethnic media

Recent information from the Seattle Times’ analysis of 2010 Census data indicates that the number of minorities has quickly

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Posted in Commentaries, Vol 30 No 12 | 3/19-3/253 Comments

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