Archive | Vol 31 No 6 | 2/4-2/10

Shawn Wong and Eric Byler talk “Americanese” at film screening

Shawn Wong and Eric Byler talk “Americanese” at film screening

On Jan. 24 at SIFF Cinema at the Uptown, director Eric Byler appeared at a screening of his critically acclaimed 2006 film “Americanese,” which is based on Shawn Wong’s 1995 novel, “American Knees.”  

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Tao: The Art of the Drum comes to Seattle Feb. 3

Tao: The Art of the Drum comes to Seattle Feb. 3

On Friday, Feb. 3, The Seattle Theatre Group is presenting Tao: The Art of the Drum at the Moore Theatre.

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“Lost Years” documentary is screened in Canada, includes local Seattle leaders

“Lost Years” documentary is screened in Canada, includes local Seattle leaders

“Lost Years: A People’s Struggle for Justice” is a documentary about the Chinese diaspora directed by Tom Radford and Kenda Gee. Gee is Chinese Canadian, and the film traces his grandfather’s journey from China to Edmonton, Canada. Also included in the film are views from Chinese Americans, Chinese New Zealanders, and Chinese Australians.

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Eri Takahashi joins Union Bank

Eri Takahashi joins Union Bank

On Jan. 11, Eri Takahashi became senior relationship banker at Union Bank’s Bellevue branch (10900 N.E. 8th St.). Takahashi began her financial services career in 2000 in customer service for Shinsei Bank in Tokyo, Japan. Over the next decade, she held positions in the environmental, financial services, and insurance industries.

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North Korea’s new young leader gets rock star treatment

North Korea’s new young leader gets rock star treatment

By Foster Klug The Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea’s young new leader gets rock star treatment when he visits his troops — just as his father did. But while the late Kim Jong Il mostly stayed aloof in dark shades, his son holds hands and hugs his soldiers. Kim Jong Un […]

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Japan’s population to shrink by one-third by 2060

By Mari Yamaguchi The Associated Press TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s population of 128 million will shrink by one-third and seniors will account for 40 percent of people by 2060, placing a greater burden on a smaller working-age population to support the social security and tax systems.

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Asia urges football lawmakers to lift hijab ban

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — The Asian Football Confederation on Monday urged football’s top lawmaking body to approve a headscarf with safety features for use by Islamic female players.

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What’s next for this newspaper publisher? — Part 2 of the NWAW 30th anniversary series

What’s next for this newspaper publisher? — Part 2 of the NWAW 30th anniversary series

By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly “When is she going to retire?” people often ask my staff members.

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A-pop! As some careers take off, another sadly ends

A-pop! As some careers take off, another sadly ends

A monthly column about all things Asian in popular culture By Vivian Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly 2012 must be a lucky year because the future is looking bright for Asians, as many seize or continue to work on new opportunities in all the aspects of the entertainment industry.

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BLOG: No showdown for Taiwan and China

BLOG: No showdown for Taiwan and China

By Assunta Ng We received a tip that both Taiwan and Chinese officials would be attending the Seattle Chinese Chamber of Commerce’s annual Lunar New Year dinner at China Harbor Restaurant last Thursday.

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BLOG: Can a fortune teller predict election results?

By Assunta Ng My cousin Teddy, an immigrant from Taiwan, believes so. He visited me from California last week.

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BLOG: Prayers answered at Lunar New Year fest

BLOG: Prayers answered at Lunar New Year fest

By Assunta Ng The snow and rain destroyed business in Chinatown/International District during the past two weeks. Restaurants and stores were forced to shut down.

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Woman suffers broken hip after dog scare, gets $200,000

Woman suffers broken hip after dog scare, gets $200,000

By Evangeline Cafe Northwest Asian Weekly As the saying goes, “Every dog has its day,” and in this case, a woman injured during a pit bull encounter had her day in court — and won. In June, a jury awarded more than $200,000 in damages to Yuanquin Ge, a Chinese woman who fell and broke […]

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Attorney Steven Kim goes to South Korea to teach other prosecutors

Attorney Steven Kim goes to South Korea to teach other prosecutors

By Staff NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office’s Senior Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Steven Kim left for Seoul over the weekend.

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Author Amy Tan opens up about strife with mom, responds to critics

Author Amy Tan opens up about strife with mom, responds to critics

By Clair Phillips UW News Lab It may be hard for some to believe, but Amy Tan, famed author of “The Joy Luck Club,” belongs to a rock band and has made a guest appearance on the animated series “The Simpsons.” On Jan. 12, the distinguished author began her lecture at the University of Washington’s […]

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EDITORIAL: Steven Kim will help reform South Korean’s judicial system, more like him needed

The Year of the Dragon is turning out to be pretty good so far. This week, King County Senior Deputy Prosecutor Steven Kim boarded a plan to Seoul. He has an impressive task ahead, too, helping South Korea’s judicial system adopt a jury system, much like that of the United States.

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A delegation to Chongqing slated for March

A delegation to Chongqing slated for March

By Scott Heinlein and Sandy Marvinney For Northwest Asian Weekly In the works is a business, civic, and cultural delegation to Chongqing, Seattle’s sister city, a booming metropolis on the Yangtze River and the gateway to southwest China. The March 18–23 program, “Seattle Week in Chongqing,” reciprocates a May 2011 visit by a Chongqing delegation […]

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A Parade of Dragon Kids

On Jan. 28, families from all over the Greater Seattle area came down to the Chinatown-International District for its annual Lunar New Year festival. Featured were lion and dragon dances, drumming, food from local restaurants, and a children’s parade and costume contest. All photos taken by George Liu/NWAW

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Author Ron Chew tells often forgotten story of murdered Filipino cannery workers

Author Ron Chew tells often forgotten story of murdered Filipino cannery workers

For Northwest Asian Weekly Ron Chew, executive director of the International Community Health Services Foundation, said his recently completed book on Silme Domingo and Gene Viernes, two young cannery union officials murdered in 1981, is the most difficult piece of writing he’s ever done. “It took me 30 years to arrive in an emotional space […]

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