Archive | February 2012

LETTER: A lot of thanks owed to witness for speaking up after robbery

To the Editor: I’d just like to say thank you to the robbery witness (in the page 2 story of last week’s issue, “Woman robbed in Chinatown, loses $2,000 and passport”) for stepping up to be a good citizen in helping the victim and the police in tracking down the perpetrators in this robbery incident.

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Posted in Letters to the Editor, Vol 31 No 9 | 2/25-3/20 Comments

LETTER: Excellent coverage on health issue

To the Editor: I just want to take a minute to compliment the Northwest Asian Weekly staff for the excellent coverage on [last week’s] health issue.  

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Posted in Letters to the Editor, Vol 31 No 9 | 2/25-3/21 Comment

Winners of WACE’s Why Learn Chinese competition get cash prizes

Winners of WACE’s Why Learn Chinese competition get cash prizes

More than 70 high school and middle school students in Washington, and one from across the country in Maryland, submitted essays, videos, and even a comic strip for the first annual competition sponsored by the student-run Washington Association for Chinese Education (WACE).

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 31 No 9 | 2/25-3/20 Comments

World War II Filipino defenders of Bataan and Corregidor honored

World War II Filipino defenders of Bataan and Corregidor honored

On Feb. 4, Seattle Parks and Recreation hosted the dedication of a monument honoring the Filipino defenders of Bataan and Corregidor during World War II at Dr. Jose Rizal Park (1008 12th Ave. S.).

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 31 No 9 | 2/25-3/20 Comments

Artist Yuqi Wang teaches at Gage Academy of Art in Seattle

Artist Yuqi Wang teaches at Gage Academy of Art in Seattle

From Jan. 2 through Jan. 13, the Gage Academy of Art in Seattle hosted Chinese artist Yuqi Wang for a 10-day workshop, “Expressive Portrait Painting,” for intermediate and advanced artists.

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 31 No 9 | 2/25-3/20 Comments

North American Post purchases Soy Source

North American Post purchases Soy Source

The North American Post (NAP) purchased Soy Source, a publication of Japan Pacific Publications Inc. (JPP), effective as of Feb. 1, said NAP’s Tomio Moriguchi. “My desire is to have both publications use synergies to sustain and grow our readership and advertisers,” said Moriguchi. Soy Source was first published in 1992. This year marks its […]

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 31 No 9 | 2/25-3/20 Comments

Chen case: Asian American soldiers endure bias

Chen case: Asian American soldiers endure bias

By Deepti Hajela The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — The harassment of 19-year-old Danny Chen started in basic training — teasing about his name, repeated questions of whether he was from China, even though he was a born-and-raised New Yorker.

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Posted in National News, Vol 31 No 9 | 2/25-3/20 Comments

Asian Americans rejoice as Lin smashes stereotypes

By Jesse Washington The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — They know what it feels like to be overlooked. People, they say, assume they are weak, servile, out of place. So when these Asian Americans watch Jeremy Lin slash and shoot his way through the NBA’s finest, it’s almost as if they are on the basketball […]

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Posted in Sports, Vol 31 No 9 | 2/25-3/20 Comments

Former U.S. Ambassador Curtis S. Chin says New Year offers opportunity for APIs

Former U.S. Ambassador Curtis S. Chin says New Year offers opportunity for APIs

By Staff Northwest Asian Weekly Despite the downturned economy, opportunities are thriving for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (APIs) that want to be involved in business, government, and community and other non-governmental organizations, as the Year of the Dragon unfolds. Indeed, with 2012 being a U.S. presidential election year, greater participation and involvement are more […]

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Posted in Community News, Vol 31 No 9 | 2/25-3/21 Comment

Celebrate Asia! to feature prodigy violinist Hahn-Bin and pipa player Jie Ma

Celebrate Asia! to feature prodigy violinist Hahn-Bin and pipa player Jie Ma

By Vivian Miezianko Northwest Asian Weekly Now that the Lunar New Year festivities are over, where can one find a jubilant event that the entire family can participate in? Where can one relish Western classical music performed alongside contemporary Asian compositions by world-class musicians, book-ended by an exhilarating showcase of traditional dance, drumming, and music?

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Posted in Features, Features, Profiles, Vol 31 No 9 | 2/25-3/20 Comments

Diversity Makes a Difference — Part 3

Diversity Makes a Difference — Part 3

Compiled by Staff Northwest Asian Weekly Northwest Asian Weekly’s Diversity Makes a Difference scholarship program celebrates young people who are committed to reaching out across cultural lines. Students are nominated by their schools as being champions of diversity. From among those students, a judging panel will choose five winners who will receive $1,000 scholarships and […]

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Posted in Education, Vol 31 No 9 | 2/25-3/21 Comment

Stories about LOVE — NWAW’s February must-reads

Stories about LOVE — NWAW’s February must-reads

By Samantha Pak Northwest Asian Weekly “Cinder” By Marissa Meyer Feiwel and Friends, 2012 At 16, Cinder is the best mechanic in New Beijing. From androids to hovers, there is nothing she can’t fix. Her talents may be revered throughout the Eastern Commonwealth, but Cinder is also considered a technological mistake because she is a […]

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Posted in On the Shelf, Vol 31 No 9 | 2/25-3/22 Comments

BLOG: Jeremy Lin. Yao Ming. Basketball. Seattle.

BLOG: Jeremy Lin. Yao Ming. Basketball. Seattle.

By Assunta Ng Since the Sonics moved to Oklahoma, I lost interest in basketball. Then, Lin-fever hit me. Last Sunday morning, I finally had a chance to watch him for the first time. Lin and the Knicks played against the Dallas Mavericks at Madison Square Garden in New York. What an exciting game! The Knicks […]

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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 31 No 9 | 2/25-3/20 Comments

BLOG: You got a parking ticket (but it’s OK)!

BLOG: You got a parking ticket (but it’s OK)!

By Assunta Ng For those of you who got a citation for parking overnight in Chinatown/International District, you may not be surprised to learn that the parking enforcement officer is relentless these days. One morning at 8:10 a.m., I saw the guy busily putting tickets on every car that had parked overnight.

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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 31 No 9 | 2/25-3/20 Comments

COMMENTARY: Two elephants and a mouse, a piece about outsourcing

COMMENTARY: Two elephants and a mouse, a piece about outsourcing

By Jack Towe For Northwest Asian Weekly We have two elephants in our national living room, and we’d better deal with them before they crush us. First elephant: Why do our major corporations outsource work to other countries? Cheap labor, of course. That was the initial reasons for shipping production work abroad. However, there’s also a byproduct […]

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Posted in Commentaries, Vol 31 No 9 | 2/25-3/20 Comments

Elevating game — Social media bringing rock group New Heights new fans

Elevating game — Social media bringing rock group New Heights new fans

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly A chance meeting at a mutual friend’s benefit event during high school spawned the birth of a young rock group that was originally a Christian rock group.

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, Profiles, Vol 31 No 9 | 2/25-3/21 Comment

Heritage keepers — Women of Color Empowered honorees share secrets of the past to build brighter future

Heritage keepers — Women of Color Empowered honorees share secrets of the past to build brighter future

By Nan Nan Liu Northwest Asian Weekly “If people know what their culture is, they have lots to be proud of. They also recognize other cultures and celebrate and embrace differences,” said LaVerne Hall, associate minister at Mount Zion Baptist Church and one of the honorees of Women of Color Empowered networking luncheon at New […]

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Posted in Community News, Profiles, Vol 31 No 9 | 2/25-3/2, Wise Words Series0 Comments

Ichiro heads into final year of deal with Mariners

Ichiro heads into final year of deal with Mariners

PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) — No one really knows when Ichiro Suzuki will retire. The 38-year-old outfielder is heading into the final year of his contract with Seattle and isn’t discussing a new deal. There he was last Saturday, though, beginning his 12th spring training with the Mariners, as the team held its first full-squad workout […]

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Posted in Sports, Vol 31 No 9 | 2/25-3/20 Comments

Cultural and generational clashes abound in powerful “My Reincarnation”

Cultural and generational clashes abound in powerful “My Reincarnation”

By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly Jennifer Fox’s documentary film “My Reincarnation” begins enigmatically, with bodies floating in a pool of water and unidentified images shimmering, as if viewed through water.  We come to see that the water represents, among other things, separation between the father and the son, who form the core of the […]

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Posted in At the Movies, Vol 31 No 9 | 2/25-3/20 Comments

EDITORIAL: Racial puns are becoming a bit Lin-sane

EDITORIAL: Racial puns are becoming a bit Lin-sane

On Friday, Feb. 17, the Knicks lost to the Hornets, 85–89. The Knicks’ seven-game winning streak was dead. In news outlets, point guard Jeremy Lin publicly blamed himself. After all, he had committed nine turnovers. Overshadowing all of that was an unfortunate ESPN headline, which popped up online hours after the loss. The moment the […]

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Posted in Editorials, Vol 31 No 9 | 2/25-3/20 Comments

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