Archive | Vol 31 No 29 | 7/14-7/20

JASSW appoints Dale Watanabe as new executive director

JASSW appoints Dale Watanabe as new executive director

The Japan America Society of the State of Washington (JASSW) appointed Dale Watanabe as its new executive director on May 21. Watanabe has served on the Nisei Veterans Committee (NVC) since 2004. In 2006, he served as commander of the NVC during the start of the organization’s campaign to remodel the NVC Memorial Hall. JASSW, […]

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Vietnamese Friendship Association celebrates fourth annual benefit dinner

Vietnamese Friendship Association celebrates fourth annual benefit dinner

The Vietnamese Friendship Association (VFA) celebrated its fourth annual benefit dinner on June 8 at Tea Palace Restaurant in Renton. The dinner raised $55,000, meeting the organization’s fundraising goals for the event and exceeding the goals from last year. The dinner drew about 380 guests. VFA Saturday English School and summer youth program volunteer Ky […]

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Burmese refugee Simon Khin receives Spirit of Liberty Award

Burmese refugee Simon Khin receives Spirit of Liberty Award

Burmese refugee Simon Khin was presented with the Spirit of Liberty Award. The award is given annually to a naturalized citizen who has made outstanding contributions to the United States, while maintaining his or her ethnic heritage. Congressman Jim McDermott presented Khin the award in front of a large crowd at the Fourth of July […]

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I Can Has Cheezburger founder Ben Huh named in Newsweek’s Digital 100 Power Index

I Can Has Cheezburger founder Ben Huh named in Newsweek’s Digital 100 Power Index

Newsweek’s July 2 and July 9 issue names local I Can Has Cheezburger site founder Ben Huh in its Digital 100 Power Index. Huh’s Cheezburger Network began with a single blog and expanded to more than 45 meme-based blogs. Other power moguls on the list include Tony Hsieh, CEO of Zappos; Mehmet Oz, host of […]

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LIHI Founding Executive Director Sharon Lee earns honorary degree

LIHI Founding Executive Director Sharon Lee earns honorary degree

Sharon Lee, founding executive director of the Low Income Housing Institute (LIHI) was invited to deliver the commencement address for the 65th annual commencement ceremony at Wilkes University in Pennsylvania. Lee also received an honorary degree, the doctor of humane letters, honoris causa, and was honored for her distinguished advocacy for housing justice, housing preservation, […]

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Chinese slaughterhouse fights hard to stay open

By The Associated Press Staff ROSEMEAD, Calif. (AP) — A slaughterhouse in a small Los Angeles suburb is raising a big stink as the owners fight an order to shut it down, accusing the city of discriminating against Asian culture.

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Iowa Town struggles to comfort victims’ family

By The Associated Press Staff MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa (AP) — Residents in an eastern Iowa town are struggling with a severe language barrier, as they try to comfort two refugee families whose children drowned in the Iowa River this week.

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Pakistan shuns physicist linked to ‘God particle’

Pakistan shuns physicist linked to ‘God particle’

By Sebastian Abbot The Associated Press ISLAMABAD (AP) — The pioneering work of Abdus Salam, Pakistan’s only Nobel laureate, helped lead to the apparent discovery of the subatomic “God particle” last week. But the late physicist is no hero at home, where his name has been stricken from school textbooks.

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North Korean TV shows Disney characters

By The Associated Press Staff PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Mickey Mouse and Winnie the Pooh took the stage in North Korea during a concert for new leader Kim Jong Un in an unusual performance featuring Disney characters.

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ACRS’ Walk for Rice addresses poverty in API community

ACRS’ Walk for Rice addresses poverty in API community

By Elizabeth Wang Northwest Asian Weekly Walkers, runners, and dogs of all ages gathered at Seward Park in Seattle to support the 22nd Annual Walk for Rice campaign on June 30.

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BLOG: Watching new citizens for 22 years

BLOG: Watching new citizens for 22 years

By Assunta Ng I have attended the Fourth of July naturalization ceremony every year for the past 22 years.

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BLOG: White House officials in one day

BLOG: White House officials in one day

By Assunta Ng On July 9, three White House officials visited Seattle. As a member of the media, I was invited to all three meet-and-greet events. Vice President Joe Biden was in town to campaign for U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell at the Seattle Westin Hotel. Although I admire Biden, I hesitated to go to his […]

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BLOG: McDermott supports APIs

BLOG: McDermott supports APIs

By Assunta Ng Congressman Jim McDermott expanded the 7th Congressional district  to include cities like Normandy Park, Burien, Edmonds, and more.

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COMMENTARY: Sending pebbles — Memories of the Chinese Remembrance Memorial dedication

COMMENTARY: Sending pebbles — Memories of the Chinese Remembrance Memorial dedication

By Bettie Luke For Northwest Asian Weekly With a shout and quick flip of the whisk, Master E-man, Taoist priest from Los Angeles,

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Dragon Fest brings $2 Happiness Hour and beer garden to the International District

This year’s Dragon Fest will include a traditional Japanese beer garden on Saturday from noon to 8 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 6 p.m. in the parking lot at 5th Avenue and King Street.

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Report tsunami debris to hotline

By The Associated Press Staff OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The state Ecology Department is asking beachcombers to throw away plastic foam, bottles and other small items that are landing on the Washington coast, apparently from the tsunami last year in Japan.

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A-pop! Summer blockbusters and new opportunities

A-pop! Summer blockbusters and new opportunities

All things Asian in popular culture By Vivian Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly From America to Japan, June was a month of rebooting in the world of pop culture. This meant some Asians were fortunate enough to receive new opportunities. Other Asians, however, got the boot.

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My list of irresistible snacks

My list of irresistible snacks

By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly The best advice I can give to keep your weight down is to treat yourself while eating small portions. I’m lucky to be in the International District, where there are many snacks offered at reasonable prices. Here are a few of my favorites.

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Remembering Sherry Soth

Remembering Sherry Soth

Since the recent shooting in South Seattle, which happened as Sherry Soth and friends were leaving a house party, Soth became known as the 22nd homicide victim in Seattle this year. But the 21-year-old, described by the Seattle Times as a “free-spirited fashionista” of Cambodian descent, left a mark on the local community.

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Word on the street: Local APIs react to Pew survey on Asian Americans

Word on the street: Local APIs react to Pew survey on Asian Americans

By Evangeline Cafe Northwest Asian Weekly A recent Pew Research Center survey found that Asian Americans are the highest-earning and

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