Archive | January 2012

LETTER: Commentary about Korean unification isn’t realistic

To the Editor: Dr. Vernasius T. Tandia’s commentary (Jan. 7, 2012) regarding stereotypes harbored by South Koreans toward North Korean refugees among them, and the way that these stereotypes harm hope for reunification enlists the reader in the call for an idealizing and accommodating vision about North Korea that doesn’t seem at all realistic about […]

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Ho Nam Association/Luke Family Association gets new officers

Ho Nam Association/Luke Family Association gets new officers

The Ho Nam Association recently announced its new officers for 2012. They are Sterling Luke, Bettie Luke, Andre Loh, and Marge Young.

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Local woman participates in relay race in Kawamoto, Japan

Local woman participates in relay race in Kawamoto, Japan

Jenn Doane, a Whitman College graduate, recently participated in the Kawamoto Ekiden — a 26-km, 8-leg relay race that loops around town — in an all-girls team. Kawamoto is a small town located in the Ochi District in Shimane, Japan.

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Judith Fong-Bressler joins Seattle Symphony Board

Judith Fong-Bressler joins Seattle Symphony Board

On Dec. 30, the Seattle Symphony Orchestra added 18 new members to its board of directors. Among them is Judith Fong-Bressler, a retired hospital administrator. (end)

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LIHI breaks ground for new senior housing project in Central District

LIHI breaks ground for new senior housing project in Central District

On Jan. 12, the Low Income Housing Institute (LIHI) celebrated the groundbreaking for a new senior housing project in Seattle’s Central District. Construction is underway on the 61-unit development, located at 2010 South Jackson Street. The building will provide permanent supportive housing for homeless and low-income seniors.

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North Korea to issue special pardons for convicts around Lunar New Year

By Hyung-jin Kim The Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea will issue special pardons for convicts to commemorate milestone birthdays of its two late leaders, state media said, in the first such dispensations in more than six years.

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China’s dragon stamp deemed too ferocious and . . . ugly

China’s dragon stamp deemed too ferocious and . . . ugly

BEIJING (AP) — A stamp designed to mark China’s upcoming Year of the Dragon is drawing unusual criticism for its fang-bearing monster.

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Women of color look to the past in order to inspire the future

Women of color look to the past in order to inspire the future

Compiled by Stacy Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly French author Andre Maurois famously wrote, “A man cannot free himself from the past more easily than he can from his own body.”

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BLOG: How Nate Miles rocked the house at MLK event

BLOG: How Nate Miles rocked the house at MLK event

Keynote speaker Nate Miles rocked Mt. Zion Baptist Church with his fiery delivery, passionate cry for social, economic, and civil rights justices, and dramatic storytelling at “Leaders and Leadership” last Friday, an event in celebration of Martin Luther King Jr’s birthday. Organized by the Seattle Community Colleges, the annual event brought together the young and […]

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BLOG: Remembering Michael So’s kidnapping

BLOG: Remembering Michael So’s kidnapping

Michael So, Hong Kong opera star and former owner of Honey Court Restaurant, passed away recently. Most people are unaware that he was kidnapped in 1982. (The two criminals were Wah Mee killers in 1983.) They robbed him at gunpoint at his Queen Anne home and later locked him in his own car trunk, leaving […]

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BLOG: A behind-the-scenes peek at Inslee’s Chinatown visit

BLOG: A behind-the-scenes peek at Inslee’s Chinatown visit

Three Chinatown organizations impressed Congressman Jay Inslee, a gubernatorial candidate, with their history, a toast, Chinese welcoming sign, and reception in his honor on Jan 8. What Inslee didn’t know was that some of the members of these associations had already given money to the campaign of his opponent, Attorney General Rob McKenna.

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Chefs and foodies root for ginger’s versatile properties for Lunar New Year

Chefs and foodies root for ginger’s versatile properties for Lunar New Year

By Michelle Locke For The Associated Press Fresh, dried, candied, or pickled, the rhizome of the plant Zingiber officinale — ginger root to you and me — is a hot commodity at the moment. Used quietly for years to add zip to everything from stir-fries and sushi to breads and cookies, ginger happens to be […]

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The little-known history behind your favorite Chinese New Year foods

The little-known history behind your favorite Chinese New Year foods

By Vivian Miezianko Northwest Asian Weekly With the Lunar New Year approaching, Asians around the world are looking forward to a variety

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Posted in Cultures, Food, Vol 31 No 4 | 1/21-1/270 Comments

How 8 famous Asians exemplify (or defy!) their dragon traits

How 8 famous Asians exemplify (or defy!) their dragon traits

By Nina Huang Northwest Asian Weekly Jan. 23 marks the first day of the Lunar New Year, and this year happens to be the Year of the Dragon. Occupying the fifth position in the Chinese Zodiac, the dragon is the mightiest of the signs.

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New “Full Metal Alchemist” installment bold in story and design

New “Full Metal Alchemist” installment bold in story and design

By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly “All is of one, and one is in all.” So says an alchemist — a fancy term for magician — at the beginning of “Fullmetal Alchemist: The Sacred Star of Milos,” the second feature derived from the popular Japanese manga and TV anime “Fullmetal Alchemist.” Over the course of […]

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EDITORIAL: For Lunar New Year, get out of the house and support your community!

Chinese, Koreans, Vietnamese, some Japanese, Tibetans, Mongolians, and other ethnicities are all celebrating the Lunar New Year this week. While the traditions of each culture differ somewhat, there is one unifying aspect to all of them.

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LETTER: Hirabayashi remembered by a reporter

To the Editor: Back in 1997, when I reported for the NW Asian Weekly, I was asked to profile Dr. Gordon Hirabayashi in the run-up to the paper’s inaugural Asian American Pioneers Awards banquet, during which Dr. Hirabayashi was to be honored for his personal stand against the Japanese American Internment.

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Posted in Letters to the Editor, Vol 31 No 3 | 1/14-1/200 Comments

Northwest Vietnamese News celebrates 25 years

Northwest Vietnamese News celebrates 25 years

On Dec. 4, Nguoi Viet Tay Bac (Northwest Vietnamese News) celebrated its 25th anniversary at the House of Hong in the International District.

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Jay Inslee tours Chinatown/International District

Jay Inslee tours Chinatown/International District

On Jan. 7, Jay Inslee met with Chinese businesses and business associations in the International District as part of a walking tour.

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Prof. Jim McCullough honored by Vietnam for contributions to education

Prof. Jim McCullough honored by Vietnam for contributions to education

On Dec. 20, the University of Puget Sound reported that Professor Jim McCullough was thanked by the President of Vietnam Truong Tan San for his contributions to education and businesses in the country. Previously in November, McCullough was presented with the Medal for Lifetime Contribution to Education by Vietnam’s minister of education. McCullough retired from […]

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