Archive | April 2012

Women of color, as leaders today, inspire the leaders of tomorrow

Women of color, as leaders today, inspire the leaders of tomorrow

Compiled by Abby Sun NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY During a time of economic downturn and uncertainty, leaders are needed in all sectors of society to foster innovation and progress. Three times a year, the Women of Color luncheon recognizes female pioneers in certain fields, and these women share personal stories and lessons gleaned from their respective […]

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Posted in Community News, Vol 31 No 18 | 4/28-5/40 Comments

Japanese Queen Scholarship Participants announced at the Seattle Cherry Blossom and Japanese Cultural Festival

Japanese Queen Scholarship Participants announced at the Seattle Cherry Blossom and Japanese Cultural Festival

The 2012 participants of the Japanese Queen Scholarship Organization of Washington were presented at the Seattle Cherry Blossom and Japanese Cultural Festival. This is the organization’s 53rd year of

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Author Sam Ung honors one-year anniversary of his book’s publication

Author Sam Ung honors one-year anniversary of his book’s publication

Sam Ung, author of “I Survived the Killing Fields,” marked the one-year anniversary of his book’s publication on Tuesday, April 17, with a book reading at his restaurant, Phnom Phenh Noodle House.

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Local organizations receive grants to provide job training for immigrant and refugee youth and families

Local organizations receive grants to provide job training for immigrant and refugee youth and families

At last year’s community meeting for the Youth and Families Initiative, local organizations called for more culturally relevant job readiness training for refugees and immigrant youth. Last week, after a competitive application process, six out of 17 community agencies were selected to receive grants for a new program to train immigrant and refugee youth in […]

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Uwajimaya’s Bellevue celebrates one-year anniversary at its new location

Uwajimaya’s Bellevue celebrates one-year anniversary at its new location

Uwajimaya Bellevue celebrated the one-year anniversary of its new Bellevue location with performances and food tastings. Customers were treated to performances from the Kaze Daiko Taiko

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Chinatown restaurant, Sam Wo, makes plea to stay open

Chinatown restaurant, Sam Wo, makes plea to stay open

By Lisa Leff The Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A San Francisco Chinese restaurant once known for having “the world’s rudest waiter” may not be closing for good after all. The owners of Sam Wo restaurant were scheduled to plea their case to the city’s Public Health Department at a hearing on Tuesday, April […]

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Posted in National News, Vol 31 No 18 | 4/28-5/40 Comments

Philippines and China continue long standoff over Scarborough Shoal

Philippines and China continue long standoff over Scarborough Shoal

By Jim Gomez The Associated Press MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippines warned Monday that China’s sweeping territorial claims in the South China Sea may eventually threaten freedom of navigation in the busy region and called on Western and Asian countries to take a stand against any such potential threat.

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Personal items recovered from tsunami debris

By Malcolm Foster The Associated Press TOKYO (AP) — A teenager who lost his home in Japan’s devastating tsunami now knows that one prized possession survived: a football that drifted all the way to Alaska.

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A-pop! Color blind casting: to dye or not dye, that is the question

A-pop! Color blind casting: to dye or not dye, that is the question

A monthly column about all things Asian in popular culture By Vivian Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly A media convergence for local Asian American In local and television news, Seattle web entrepreneur Ben Huh will be getting his own reality television

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, Column: Pop Culture, Vol 31 No 18 | 4/28-5/40 Comments

Nine Lives announces possible last performance at Seattle Center

Nine Lives announces possible last performance at Seattle Center

Popular 1970s band Nine Lives will perform again on stage for the Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month Celebration at Seattle Center. Nine Lives was a Seattle dance band that played from 1970 to 1972, influenced by the sounds of Chicago, Buddy Miles, Tower of Power, Sly and the Family Stone, and Cold Blood. Unlike other […]

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Posted in Community News, Features, Vol 31 No 18 | 4/28-5/40 Comments

Road Map Project conducts sign-up drive for the College Bound Scholarship Program in South Seattle and South King County

For the second year in a row, the Road Map Project is encouraging eligible eighth grade students to sign up for the College Bound Scholarship Program, which will cover the cost of tuition at a Washington public college or university. The project is aimed at improving education outcomes in South Seattle and South King County. […]

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Posted in Briefs, Community News, Vol 31 No 18 | 4/28-5/40 Comments

Thai Association of Washington State offers education classes through the Baan Yen School

The Thai Association of Washington has launched the Baan Yen School, offering informal, education classes for the community. Classes ranging from Restaurant 101 to flower arranging and Thai culture are

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In memory of community volunteer Howard Eng King (1924–2012)

In memory of community volunteer Howard Eng King (1924–2012)

By Staff NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY Howard Eng King, a TV antenna specialist, passed away on April 2, 2012, in Beijing, China. He was on the last stop of his trip through China. King spent the last 20 years of his life dancing and traveling, but he is known for his work with TV antennas, including […]

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Posted in Obituaries, Vol 31 No 18 | 4/28-5/40 Comments

Complex characters illuminate “A Simple Life”

Complex characters illuminate “A Simple Life”

By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly   Hong Kong director Ann Hui built her reputation on impeccably constructed and realistic portraits of people trying to get through everyday problems. Her heroes and heroines often find themselves struggling to adapt to new situations and break out of old routines. Her latest film, “A Simple Life,” starring […]

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Posted in At the Movies, Vol 31 No 18 | 4/28-5/40 Comments

Family asks for help to free Tacoma resident imprisoned in  Nicaragua

Family asks for help to free Tacoma resident imprisoned in Nicaragua

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly “It’s hell on earth.”

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Posted in Features, Vol 31 No 18 | 4/28-5/40 Comments

English Innovations changes immigrant lives through English language training

English Innovations changes immigrant lives through English language training

By James Tabafunda Northwest Asian Weekly Aoxiang Liao delivered a five-minute speech, demonstrating her newly acquired ability to speak

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Posted in Community News, Education, Features, Profiles, Vol 31 No 18 | 4/28-5/40 Comments

Campus diversity suffers under race-blind policies

Campus diversity suffers under race-blind policies

By Terence Chea The Associated Press BERKELEY, California (AP) — Fifteen years ago, California voters were asked, “Should colleges consider a student’s race when they decide who gets in and who doesn’t?”

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EDITORIAL: We are what we eat, but what do our laws say about that?

While the saying goes that the heart of the home is the kitchen, the heart of the community is the market. This is certainly the case in Asia with their wet markets. Here in the United States, the market is often the place where immigrants experience a sense of normalcy in a foreign world, where […]

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Posted in Editorials, Vol 31 No 18 | 4/28-5/40 Comments

Local teen Daisy Fallahzadeh challenges Congress to address teen pregnancy

Local teen Daisy Fallahzadeh challenges Congress to address teen pregnancy

Daisy Fallahzadeh, Tacoma resident and senior at Todd Beamer High School, will travel to Washington D.C. to talk to Congress about the importance of preventing teen pregnancy. She met with Rep. Adam Smith (D-WA) and Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) on April 18 to encourage support of prevention funding and the National Day to Prevent Teen […]

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 31 No 17 | 4/21-4/270 Comments

Boeing celebrates its 4,000th next-generation 737 plane, with more to come

Boeing celebrates its 4,000th next-generation 737 plane, with more to come

On April 13, more than 5,000 Boeing employees and attendees commemorated the 4,000th next-generation 737 plane, made for China Southern Airlines, the sixth largest airline

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 31 No 17 | 4/21-4/270 Comments

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