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Pacific Northwest Kendo Federation hosts AUSKF Iaido Nationals

Pacific Northwest Kendo Federation hosts AUSKF Iaido Nationals

The Pacific Northwest Kendo Federation hosted this year’s annual Iaido Nationals as part of its AUSKF Iaido Summer Camp from June 21 to June 24 at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma.

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Supporters attend dedication of memorial at Chinese Massacre Cove

Supporters attend dedication of memorial at Chinese Massacre Cove

A group of about 135 supporters, including representatives of Chinese American communities in Portland, Seattle, San Francisco, and Los Angeles and members of the Chinese Massacre

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Aegis appoints Chinese community leaders to Living Advisory Board

Aegis appoints Chinese community leaders to Living Advisory Board

Aegis Living announced the creation of a new advisory board to guide the company on its proposed development of an Asian culture senior living community, the Aegis Gardens of Newcastle. Boardmembers include local leaders Alaric Bien, Dennis Su, Fred Crosetto, LoYu Sun, Mike Jiang, Shiao-Yen Wu, Walter Liang, YP Chan, and Dr. I-Jen Chen.

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University of Washington recognizes notable alumni

University of Washington recognizes notable alumni

As part of its 150th anniversary, the University of Washington alumni publication, Columns Magazine, recognized 100 alumni, including 12 former Communication majors. The list includes Dolores Sibonga, Christine Gregoire, Eric Nalder, Gerald Baldasty, Luly Yang, Bruce Harrell, Dow Constantine, Tim Egan, David Horsey, Bobbe Bridge, Nate Miles, and more. (end)

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Six Uighur men arrested for plane hijack in China

The Associated Press Staff BEIJING (AP) — Six suspects arrested in a foiled plane hijack in the far-western Xinjiang region are all Uighur men, Chinese state media reported, adding to ethnic tension in the region days ahead of the third anniversary of deadly riots.

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Former WWII internment camp residents return to Minidoka

Former WWII internment camp residents return to Minidoka

By Steve Kadel The Associated Press viA Times-News EDEN, Idaho (AP) — Monica Chin looked across the high desert land that used to be the Minidoka Relocation Center and shook her head.

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Stowaways suspected in container ship from India

By Samantha Henry The Associated Press NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Dock workers rushed to unload stacked containers from a cargo ship that arrived in New Jersey from the Middle East on Wednesday after a Coast Guard inspection team heard knocking for about two hours that suggested stowaways might be inside one of the boxes.

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Hong Kong’s new leader sparks protest

By Kelvin Chan The Associated Press HONG KONG (AP) — A pro-democracy heckler interrupted a speech by Chinese President Hu Jintao at the swearing-in of Hong Kong’s new leader Sunday. Tens of thousands of residents marched to protest Chinese rule on the 15th anniversary of the Asian financial hub’s return to Beijing’s control.

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North & South Korea suffer worst drought in a century

North & South Korea suffer worst drought in a century

The Associated Press Staff KOHYON-RI, North Korea (AP) — North Korea dispatched soldiers to pour buckets of water on parched fields and South Korean officials scrambled to save a rare mollusk threatened by the heat as the worst dry spell in a century gripped the Korean Peninsula.

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Defected North Korea poet writes of hunger and desperation

By Sylvia Hui Associated Press LONDON (AP) — He says he was one of late North Korean leader Kim Jong Il’s favorite propaganda artists, singing the praises of the Dear Leader in dozens of poems. But these days, Jang Jin-sung says he prefers to tell the truth about North Korea.

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Pictures worth a thousand words — Characters, mangrove trees, and teen romance flourish in pictures and words

Pictures worth a thousand words — Characters, mangrove trees, and teen romance flourish in pictures and words

By Samantha Pak Northwest Asian Weekly The Intrigues of Haruhi Suzumiya By Nagaru Tanigawa Little, Brown and Company, 2012 For the first time since Kyon met her, Haruhi Suzumiya seems content with her life. She’s not forcing the SOS Brigade (Save the World By Overloading It With Fun Haruhi Suzumiya Brigade) to participate in any […]

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PICTORIAL: We fly 1st

PICTORIAL: We fly 1st

Last month, ANA Airlines celebrated the launch of its new route from Seattle to Tokyo (Narita), debuting the flight menu and inviting guests to experience the plane’s modern interior and spacious seats. The new route will be its first direct flight from Seattle to Japan, and will include same day connecting flights to other Asian […]

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Beyond the Plate: Rainy day noshing from food blogs and beyond

Beyond the Plate: Rainy day noshing from food blogs and beyond

By Tiffany Ran Northwest Asian Weekly Last week, I went on a picnic — a “summer picnic” to be specific — and it rained. Weather aside, the food was great, but I was certain that our calling it a summer picnic caused the weather to get testy. So, it hasn’t been all sunshine these past […]

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BLOG: Shame on you, Chinese Historical Society

BLOG: Shame on you, Chinese Historical Society

A reproduction of the late James Leong’s mural, “One Hundred Years’ History of the Chinese in America,” will be featured prominently on a decorative building wrap covering San Francisco Chinatown’s subway station on July 14. That’s the good news.

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BLOG: Organizing a McKenna-Inslee debate? Good luck.

It’s exhausting to organize a gubernatorial debate between Republican Attorney General Rob McKenna and Democratic Congressman Jay Inslee. Why?

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BLOG: Sen. Steve Hobbs is moving up

BLOG: Sen. Steve Hobbs is moving up

When Sen. Hobbs first announced his candidacy for the Congress, the Asian community gave him a cold shoulder. One reason is that there were as many as seven candidates fighting for the seat initially.

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BLOG: Can you prevent luck from hitting you?

BLOG: Can you prevent luck from hitting you?

I never won anything in my whole life, be it lottery tickets, raffle drawings, or other types of gambling. At events, my husband and I are often the first to leave, never bothering to wait for raffle drawing results. You have to be present to win on most occasions.

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Filipino Community of Seattle hosts first annual benefit

The Filipino Community of Seattle (FCS) is hosting its First Annual Benefit “Luau Fiesta” from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on July 22  at the Filipino Community Center. This is FCS’ first annual benefit.

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BLOG: More money saving tips to follow

Reuse, recycle, and reduce The mantra to creating a green environment is to reuse, recycle, and reduce your material goods.

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COMMENTARY: The arena in Sodo, yes or no?

COMMENTARY: The arena in Sodo, yes or no?

By Bob Santos FOR NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY Chris Hansen, a wealthy guy who earns his living moving other people’s money around, seems  extra rich right now. He wants to build a multi-purpose arena that would house NBA basketball, NHL hockey, and concerts. Hansen has acquired several hundred acres of land in the Sodo area, southwest […]

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