Archive | December 2012

Japanese emperor’s birthday celebrated in Seattle

Japanese emperor’s birthday celebrated in Seattle

The Japanese government hosted a birthday celebration for the emperor of Japan in Seattle on Dec. 5 at the residence of the Consul General of Japan in Seattle, Consul General Kiyokazu Ota. Emperor Akihito, who was born on Dec. 23, 1933, will be turning 79 this year.

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 31 No 52 | 12/22-12/280 Comments

Betty Patu elected Vice President of the Seattle School Board

Betty Patu elected Vice President of the Seattle School Board

The Seattle Public Schools Board of Directors elected officers for 2013. Kay Smith-Blum was elected president, Betty Patu was elected vice president, and Sharon Peaslee was elected member at large.

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Seattle Chamber of Commerce hosts Ethnic Chamber of Commerce

Seattle Chamber of Commerce hosts Ethnic Chamber of Commerce

The Seattle Chamber of Commerce hosted the first ever Multicultural Chamber and Business Organization Reception on Thursday, Dec. 13 at O’Asian restaurant in an effort to integrate the voice of minority business into the 2,200 member strong organization.

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Legacy House receives donation from CenturyLink

Legacy House receives donation from CenturyLink

Legacy House, the SCIDpda program designed to provide culturally appropriate care and housing for low-income community seniors, received a check in the amount of $500 from CenturyLink’s Pacific Asian American Network (PAAN) on Thursday, Dec. 13 to help support programs for low income senior citizen residents.

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Conservative LDP wins landslide victory in Japan

Conservative LDP wins landslide victory in Japan

By Malcolm Foster The Associated Press TOKYO, Japan (AP) — Japan’s conservative Liberal Democratic Party returned to power in a landslide election victory Sunday, Dec. 16, after three years in opposition, according to unofficial results, signaling a rightward shift in the government that could further heighten tensions with China, a key economic partner, as well as […]

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South Korea elects its first woman president

South Korea elects its first woman president

By Staff The Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Park Geun-hye, daughter of a divisive military strongman from South Korea’s authoritarian era, was elected the country’s first female president Wednesday, Dec. 19, a landmark win that could mean a new drive to start talks with rival North Korea.

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Maya Moore leaving mark on Chinese basketball

Maya Moore leaving mark on Chinese basketball

By Doug Feinberg AP Basketball Writer Maya Moore has excelled everywhere she’s played, winning championships from college to the WNBA and Europe. Now, she’s leaving her mark on the Chinese women’s basketball league.

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Posted in Sports, Vol 31 No 52 | 12/22-12/280 Comments

BLOG: Ho, Ho, Ho, what are your holiday traditions?

BLOG: Ho, Ho, Ho, what are your holiday traditions?

By Assunta Ng Don’t let anyone steal your Christmas. Not even a killer.

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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 31 No 52 | 12/22-12/280 Comments

Meet the father of the kung fu flick

Meet the father of the kung fu flick

By Staff KOREAM JOURNAL New America Media In the early 1970s, before Bruce Lee popularized the martial arts genre and before English overdubs became so easy to mock, the first kung fu film to hit it big in the West was “Five Fingers of Death,” by Korean director Chung Chang-wha. The cult classic is on […]

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, Features, Profiles, Vol 31 No 52 | 12/22-12/281 Comment

A-pop! Twitter idiots strike again, and a farewell to Das Racist

A-pop! Twitter idiots strike again, and a farewell to Das Racist

A monthly column about all things Asian in popular culture By Vivian Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly The holiday season typically compels people to perform acts of goodwill despite conflicts and differences. This season, however, is off to a poor start with all the hate that’s been spewed about Asians lately. What ever happened to the […]

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, Column: Pop Culture, Vol 31 No 52 | 12/22-12/280 Comments

Police meeting leaves some APA leaders skeptical

Police meeting leaves some APA leaders skeptical

By Charles Lam Northwest Asian Weekly Local members of the Asian and Pacific American community believe that they are not receiving adequate attention and engagement from the Seattle Police Department.

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Posted in Community News, Features, Profiles, Vol 31 No 52 | 12/22-12/280 Comments

Inouye, first Japanese American Senator, dead at 88

Inouye, first Japanese American Senator, dead at 88

By Andrew Taylor The Associated Press WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) — Recovering from war wounds that left him with one arm, Danny Inouye wanted a cigarette and needed a light.

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Posted in National News, Vol 31 No 52 | 12/22-12/280 Comments

Bamboo art breaks boundaries in Bellevue

Bamboo art breaks boundaries in Bellevue

By Stacy Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly One striking piece from the Modern Twist exhibit at the Bellevue Arts Museum (BAM) is “Hope,”

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, Features, Profiles, Vol 31 No 52 | 12/22-12/280 Comments

EDITORIAL: Seattle Police reform is better late than never

The Asian Pacific American community and the Seattle Police Department have never had the best relationship. In 1974, the state of Washington created the Commission on Asian American Affairs to address issues concerning the Asian Pacific American community. In 2010, the commission released a report, which included their policy recommendations. What was at the top […]

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Posted in Editorials, Vol 31 No 52 | 12/22-12/280 Comments

Linebacker Manti Te’o wins LOTT Trophy, loses Heisman

Linebacker Manti Te’o wins LOTT Trophy, loses Heisman

Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te’o won the LOTT Trophy Friday, Dec. 7. The LOTT Trophy is given to the top defensive player in college football, taking into consideration both the player’s on-field performance and his character and work off the field.

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 31 No 51 | 12/15-12/210 Comments

The Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund announces 2013 Justice in Action Awards

The Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund announces 2013 Justice in Action Awards

The Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF) announced the 2013 Justice in Action Award recipients on Monday, Dec. 10. AALDEF will honor Congressman John Lewis, representative from Georgia; Jose Antonio Vargas, DREAM Act activist and journalist; and Simone Wu of Choice Hotels International. The awards will be presented at the organization’s Annual Lunar […]

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ACLF hosts Community Leaders Program graduation dinner

ACLF hosts Community Leaders Program graduation dinner

The Asian Pacific Islander Community Leader held their 13th annual Community Leaders Program graduation dinner on Nov. 17, 2012 at South Seattle Community College. In addition to celebrating the graduates, the dinner also raised money for the program next year and honored Mai Nguyen, winner of the Kip Tokuda award.

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Puget Sound Business Journal names largest minority-owned businesses

The Puget Sound Business Journal and the University of Washington Minority Business Awards released the list of largest minority-owned businesses on Friday, Dec. 7.

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 31 No 51 | 12/15-12/210 Comments

Illegal immigration drops after decade of growth

By Hope Yen The Associated Press WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) — New census data released Thursday, Dec. 6 affirms a clear and sustained drop in illegal immigration, ending more than a decade of increases.

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Posted in National News, Vol 31 No 51 | 12/15-12/210 Comments

Takei beams into Archie’s Riverdale

Takei beams into Archie’s Riverdale

By Matt Moore The Associated Press PHILADELPHIA, Penn. (AP) — Mr. Sulu in Riverdale? Oh my!

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Posted in National News, Vol 31 No 51 | 12/15-12/210 Comments

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