Archive | Vol 31 No 7 | 2/11-2/17

Japanese American veterans honored in Seattle with Congressional Gold Medal

Japanese American veterans honored in Seattle with Congressional Gold Medal

On Jan. 14, more than 1,100 people came together to celebrate presentation of the Congressional Gold Medal to Japanese American veterans of the 100th Infantry Battalion, 442nd Regimental Combat Team, and Military Intelligence Service (MIS) in Meany Hall on the University of Washington campus. The Congressional Gold Medal is the highest award that can be […]

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Tacoma’s Chi Choi among five honored with Transforming Lives Award

Tacoma’s Chi Choi among five honored with Transforming Lives Award

The Trustrees Assocation of Community and Technical Colleges (TACTC)’s Transforming Lives Awards recognize current and former students whose lives were transformed by attending a Washington state community or technical college. The recent awardees are Lisa Cook, from Bellingham Technical College, Cristian Ramon, from Big Bend Community College, Margaret Debevec, from Centralia College, Chi Choi, from […]

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Shoreline Community College signs pact with Taiwan Academy

Shoreline Community College signs pact with Taiwan Academy

On Jan. 31, Shoreline Community College President Lee Lambert and Andy Chin, director general of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Seattle, signed a letter of intent — a partnership agreement.

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ECOA greets Korean Management Association delegates at conference

ECOA greets Korean Management Association delegates at conference

A delegation of executives from the Korean Management Association met at the Ethics and Compliance Officer Association’s 19th Annual Ethics and Compliance conference late last year in Bellevue.

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A survivor’s story (plus, cute kids!)

A survivor’s story (plus, cute kids!)

The Layup Drill — a NEW monthly column about APIs in sports By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Welcome to the third edition of The Layup Drill! This month, we have a survivor, kid champs, and the NBA celebrating Chinese New Year.

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Short stories about APIs — NWAW’s monthly must-reads

Short stories about APIs — NWAW’s monthly must-reads

By Samantha Pak Northwest Asian Weekly “The Wavering of Haruhi Suzumiya” By Nagaru Tanigawa Little, Brown and Company, 2011 In this latest installment of the Haruhi Suzumiya series, we join Haruhi, Kyon, and the rest of the S.O.S. Brigade (“Save the World By Overloading It With Fun Harhui Suzumiya”) in a new set of misadventures. […]

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BLOG: An expensive lunch with Obama

On Feb. 17, President Obama will fund raise at the Westin Bellevue. Count me out. I don’t have the resources to pay $1,000. Attendance is $5,000 per family representative (it includes a photo with the President) and $1,000 for each additional family member. This means a cost of $6,000 for two people from one household and […]

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BLOG: Absorbing feedback

“Why are you helping the Chinese government?” asked a Taiwanese immigrant reader who complained that we wrote about the Chinese consul general sending a letter to the Seattle City Council asking them not to see Shen Yun, a show organized by Falun Gong, a group that opposes the Chinese government.

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COMMENTARY: Sen. Paull Shin announces stance on Marriage Equality Act

COMMENTARY: Sen. Paull Shin announces stance on Marriage Equality Act

By Sen. Paull Shin For Northwest Asian Weekly Editor’s note: Sen. Paull Shin issued the following statement on his vote on Senate Bill 6239 to allow same-sex marriage. I want to thank you for your understanding during these past weeks as I considered my vote on Senate Bill 6239 concerning marriage equality. My office has […]

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COMMENTARY: Do elite colleges in the nation discriminate against Asians?

COMMENTARY: Do elite colleges in the nation discriminate against Asians?

By Mark Lee Northwest Asian Weekly January 16 was a federal holiday celebrating the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr.  King’s legacy upholds the principle that all people, regardless of race or creed, should be treated as equals. In a democratic society, education should function as the great equalizer.

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Old Seattle artfully captured by Issei painters

Old Seattle artfully captured by Issei painters

By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly As part of the Seattle Asian Art Museum’s “Painting Seattle” exhibit, canvases by Kamekichi Tokita occupy one showroom wall. Works from Kenjiro Nomura are exhibited on the opposite wall. The two men, friends, co-workers, and Japanese American Issei chroniclers of their hometown, shared much but also diverged as they […]

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Diversity Makes a Difference — Part 1

Diversity Makes a Difference — Part 1

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 school 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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Aficionados to display ping pong wizardry at Table Tennis Showcase

Aficionados to display ping pong wizardry at Table Tennis Showcase

By James Tabafunda Northwest Asian Weekly It’s all about spinning a ball that weighs less than an ounce and making sky-high lobs on a nine-by-five-foot table with a six-inch-high net.

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Knicks’ Jeremy Lin, superstar in the making?

Knicks’ Jeremy Lin, superstar in the making?

By Brian Mahoney The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Jeremy Lin cut through the Nets’ defense all night before he was finally surrounded. As teammates hugged him at center court while Pearl Jam’s “Jeremy” blasted through the arena, it was clear the New York Knicks had finally found a spark. And even the Harvard-educated […]

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For Phillip Yin, after one dream fizzles, another lands on a silver platter

For Phillip Yin, after one dream fizzles, another lands on a silver platter

By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly Last year, former Bloomberg TV anchor–reporter Phillip Yin wanted to challenge Sen. Maria Cantwell and, in the process, become the first Chinese American senator from the mainland United States. The showdown never materialized, as his supporters did not send campaign money. After he put his political dreams on hold, […]

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Korean American teen gets online web searches to do offline lifesaving

Korean American teen gets online web searches to do offline lifesaving

By James Tabafunda Northwest Asian Weekly After Larry Page and Sergey Brin created the precursor to Google in 1996, they paired it with a business plan that’s proven to be successful beyond any measure.

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EDITORIAL: Who should run: Hasegawa or Virk?

EDITORIAL: Who should run: Hasegawa or Virk?

This is not the first time that Asian American candidates have competed for the same political seat. Dr. Bobby Virk, an orthodontist, has announced his candidacy for the 11th District state senate seat, a seat that Rep. Bob Hasegawa has also filed for. They are both Democrats. The seat is being vacated by Sen. Margarita […]

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