Archive | December 2012

Myanmar apologizes for violence against monks

By Aye Aye Win The Associated Press YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar’s government apologized for a violent crackdown on Buddhist monks and other foes of a copper mine in northwest Myanmar, which was the biggest use of force against demonstrators since reformist President Thein Sein took office last year.

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Psy apologizes for anti-American rap

Psy apologizes for anti-American rap

By Chris Talbott AP Music Writer South Korean rapper and Internet sensation PSY is apologizing to Americans for participating in anti-U.S. protests several years ago.

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Right hand ends Pacquiao’s night

Right hand ends Pacquiao’s night

By Tim Dahlberg AP Boxing Writer LAS VEGAS, Nevada (AP) — The idea of Manny Pacquiao being knocked out cold was shocking enough. The sight of him face down on the canvas, unresponsive even as bedlam broke out all around him, was positively frightening.

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Living life after loss

Living life after loss

By Samantha Pak Northwest Asian Weekly Isle of Dreams By Keizo Hino Dakley Archive Press, 2010 Shozo Sakai hasn’t seen much change in his life. He’s worked at the same construction firm for years, he has no ambitions of moving up the corporate ladder or pursuing a specific career, and  he has lived in the […]

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Seattle-born professor releases new translation of the I Ching

Seattle-born professor releases new translation of the I Ching

By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly Last fall, a new translation of the classic Chinese text, the “I Ching,” or “Book of Changes,” appeared in bookstores. This new version of the centuries-old text for divining one’s future appeared courtesy of a professor who grew up in Seattle and learned about Asian cultures from her early […]

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APA contributors honored at dinner

APA contributors honored at dinner

By Ninette Cheng Northwest Asian Weekly Leadership, volunteerism, and movers and shakers were the name of the game at the Northwest Asian Weekly and NWAW Foundation’s Top Contributors to the Asian Community banquet on Dec. 7.

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Poet Nellie Wong serves up sustenance and struggle

Poet Nellie Wong serves up sustenance and struggle

By Signe Predmore Northwest Asian Weekly If there’s one thing that Oakland-based poet Nellie Wong wants to make clear, it’s that she’s no Amy Tan.

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Vietnamese American boy who committed suicide in Utah was bullied

By Lena Sullivan The Associated Press A 14-year-old junior high school student in Utah committed suicide by shooting himself in the head in front of a group of classmates on Thursday, Nov. 29.

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First same-sex marriages held

First same-sex marriages held

After the passage of Referendum 74, same-sex marriages became legal in Washington state on Thursday, Dec. 6. King County awarded the first same-sex marriage license at 12:01 a.m. to Jane Abbott Lighty (77) and Pete-e Peterson (85) of West Seattle.

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Posted in Briefs, Features, Vol 31 No 50 | 12/8-12/140 Comments

BLOG: 10 holiday gift-giving tips to help you shop better

BLOG: 10 holiday gift-giving tips to help you shop better

By Assunta Ng Holiday gift givers often have misconceptions. They think that gifts have to be material or that they have to be valuable.

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PICTORIAL: The 2012 Top  Contributors Banquet

PICTORIAL: The 2012 Top Contributors Banquet

Photos by Binh Tran and Rebecca Ip

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EDITORIAL: It’s time to start moving on education — U.S. ranks behind Asia in math and science

Two reports released by the Department of Education on Tuesday, Dec. 11 showed that American fourth- and eighth-grade students still lag globally in math and science. The United States ranked 11th and 7th in fourth-grade math and science, respectively, and 9th and 10th in eighth-grade math and science.

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SCIDpda receives Bank of America Foundation grant

SCIDpda receives Bank of America Foundation grant

The Seattle Chinatown–International District Preservation and Development Authority (SCIDpda) received a $20,000 grant from the Bank of America foundation this fall to support the organization’s design and resource center, IDEA Space. IDEA Space will use the funds to further the organization’s commercial development program, focusing on urban design and real estate.

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Kin On expansion architect and contractors announced

Kin On expansion architect and contractors announced

Kin On announced the results of their selection process to find a contractor and architect for their new expansion project on Wednesday, Nov. 21. They have selected the architecture firm Freiheit and Ho Architects for the project. Construction will be handled by general contractor Mar Pac Construction.

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Seattle-based Jazz pop artist Emi Meyer hosts sold out single release party at O’Asian

Seattle-based Jazz pop artist Emi Meyer hosts sold out single release party at O’Asian

Jazz pop performer Emi Meyer hosted the release for her newest single, Galaxy’s Skirt, at O’Asian in Seattle on Friday, Nov. 30, playing to a sold-out crowd. The single was released on iTunes on Nov. 28. Meyer, born in Kyoto, Japan to an American father and Japanese mother, grew up in Seattle and began studying […]

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Cindy Ryu in running for Bob Ferguson’s county council seat

Cindy Ryu in running for Bob Ferguson’s county council seat

Cindy Ryu, State Representative of the 32nd Legislative District, is one of 13 residents who have applied to fill Attorney General-elect Bob Ferguson’s King County Council seat, when he vacates it on Jan. 16, 2013. Ryu was re-elected by a landslide 76–23 percent victory in the November election. King County Executive Dow Constantine will name […]

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North Korea prepares long-range rocket test launch

By Foster Klug The Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea (AP)  —  North Korea is gearing up to fire a long-range rocket this month in a defiant move expected to raise the stakes of a global standoff over its missile and nuclear programs.

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Pakistani Hindus protest temple destruction

By Adil Jawad The Associated Press KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani Hindus Sunday Dec. 2 protested the destruction of a Hindu temple in the southern port city of Karachi. The temple was razed, along with some nearby homes, by a builder.

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U.S., China finish joint-exercises for disaster relief

By Christopher Bodeen The Associated Press CHENGDU, China (AP) — The U.S. and Chinese militaries wrapped up a modest disaster-relief exercise on Friday, Nov. 30 hailed as a tentative trust-building step amid growing suspicions between the Asia-Pacific region’s largest armed forces.

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Language conflicts up in the workplace

By Paul Foy The Associated Press SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (AP) — More people in the workforce are claiming discrimination over their English-speaking ability or foreign accents, leading the federal government to issue guidelines to employers on when they can enforce English-only rules, federal officials said Thursday, Nov. 29.

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