Archive | Vol 31 No 24 | 6/9-6/15

Japanese Queen Scholarship Organization of WA crowns Japanese queen

Japanese Queen Scholarship Organization of WA crowns Japanese queen

Over the Memorial Day weekend, the Japanese Queen Scholarship Organization of Washington crowned Yuna Marie Nishimoto as the 2012 queen at the 53rd annual scholarship celebration. With the coronation, Nishimoto also carries the title of Seattle Cherry Blossom and Japanese Cultural Festival Queen. Rounding out the court are the First Princess and Miss Tomodachi (also […]

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ACLF and WAPI partner to create youth community lounge in International District

ACLF and WAPI partner to create youth community lounge in International District

The Asian Pacific Islander Community Leadership Foundation (ACLF) and WAPI Community Services will partner to create a safe community lounge for youth in the International District. The lounge will provide a safe space for youth who are unable to visit WAPI’s new offices in south Seattle due to lack of transportation and feeling unsafe from […]

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Transportation professionals celebrate formation of PacTrans

Transportation professionals celebrate formation of PacTrans

On May 24th, 100 transportation professionals met at the Talaris Conference Center in Seattle to celebrate the launching of the new Region 10 University Transportation Center (UTC), the Pacific Northwest Transportation Consortium (PacTrans). PacTrans is a coalition led by the University of Washington under the direction of UW professor Dr. Yinhai Wang. The coalition includes […]

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Seattle resident awarded donation to Hawthorne High School in her name

Seattle resident awarded donation to Hawthorne High School in her name

Seattle resident Amy Duong was named the grand prize winner of the 8th Continent Soymilk’s “Ultimate Moms’ Club” sweepstakes. The contest invited fans across the United States to submit topics they would like to discuss at a mom’s club, similar to the concept of TV Guide’s “Hollywood Girls Night” starring Ali Landry. Duong was awarded […]

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Indian American girl wins National Spelling Bee

Indian American girl wins National Spelling Bee

By Joseph White The Associated Press OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — The story of this spelling bee champion begins in the car, on the daily commute to kindergarten with her father at the wheel. “He’d ask me words that he saw on the signs, on billboards, and he’d ask me to spell them,” Snigdha Nandipati […]

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32 years after attack, Pakistani woman gets nose

32 years after attack, Pakistani woman gets nose

By Asif Shahzad The Associated Press THATHA PIRA, Pakistan (AP) — After six years of abuse, Allah Rakhi was walking out of her marriage when her husband struck again. Snatching a knife, he sliced off her nose. “You’re no longer beautiful!” he shouted. He then slashed at her foot — brutal punishment for leaving the […]

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Japan and Iran win in World Cup qualifying

By Jim Armstrong The Associated Press SAITAMA, Japan (AP) — Japan and Iran showed Sunday why they are among the favorites in Asia to qualify in advancing to the 2014 World Cup.

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White House Cabinet Secretary Lu scheduled to speak at NSCC’s Commencement

White House Cabinet Secretary Lu scheduled to speak at NSCC’s Commencement

On June 15, White House Cabinet Secretary Christopher Lu will give the commencement address at North Seattle Community College (NSCC)’s 42nd commencement ceremony. Lu is President Obama’s primary liaison to the cabinet departments and agencies, helping to coordinate policy and communications strategy. Lu also serves as co-chair of the White House Initiative on Asian Americans […]

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BLOG: How do top Chinese leaders exercise?

BLOG: How do top Chinese leaders exercise?

By Assunta Ng Oh, yes. Chinese leaders such as President Hu Jintao and Prime Minister Wen Jiabao work out using Chinese aerobics, of course! The leaders’ Tai Chi instructor, Grand Master Chen Zhenglei, was in Seattle from May 24 to May 28. Master Hong Yijiao invited Grand Master Chen, who presented seminars at The Wing […]

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BLOG: Electricity is the business lifeline

By Assunta Ng It looked as though the businesses that will stay open in the International District during the scheduled 20-hour power outage by Seattle City Light (SCL) on Wednesday were limited. Many businesses chose to be closed.

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BLOG: Remembering the Tiananmen Square Massacre

BLOG: Remembering the Tiananmen Square Massacre

By  Assunta Ng “[The Chinese officials] have guns, but we have guts,” said the student leader who led the Seattle protest against the 1989 Chinese government crackdown on students in Tiananmen Square.

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Korean Americans create the Vangrace Project to help school for orphans in Uganda

Korean Americans create the Vangrace Project to help school for orphans in Uganda

By Stacy Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly It was a thunderstorm they had never seen before. Eric Choi, David Chung, and Jay Hahn had landed in Entebbe International Airport in central Uganda.

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Airport workers fight for better wages — Part 1 of 2: International Worker’s rally draws attention to conditions for airport workers

Airport workers fight for better wages — Part 1 of 2: International Worker’s rally draws attention to conditions for airport workers

By Tiffany Ran Northwest Asian Weekly There was a sea of teal balloons at the International Worker’s Day rally at Sea-Tac’s International Flag Pavilion, organized by OneAmerica and Working Washington. Among the more than 900 attendees at the rally were airport workers from Sea-Tac Airport.

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Photo of Vietnam War ‘napalm girl’ turns 40

Photo of Vietnam War ‘napalm girl’ turns 40

By Margie Mason The Associated Press TRANG BANG, Vietnam (AP) — In the picture, the girl will always be 9 years old and wailing “Too hot! Too hot!” as she runs down the road away from her burning Vietnamese village.

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Sikh, Muslim MTA workers allowed religious headwear

Sikh, Muslim MTA workers allowed religious headwear

By Verena Dobnik The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — New York’s Sikh and Muslim transit workers will be allowed to wear religious head coverings without a government agency logo, after years of bitter legal battles that started after the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks that destroyed the World Trade Center.

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Stories of war and survival

Stories of war and survival

By Samantha Pak Northwest Asian Weekly “Burmese Refugees: Letters from the Thai-Burma Border” Edited by T. F. Rhoden and T. L. S. Rhoden Digital Lycanthrope LLC, 2011 From former student activists and a monk escaping persecution, to a politician’s son and a typical teenage girl caught in a bad situation, the people who reside in […]

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SIFF PICKS

SIFF PICKS

“The Mirror Never Lies” Reviewed by Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly In “The Mirror Never Lies,” a young girl grapples with the death of her father in this aesthetically pleasing look at the indigenous Bajo sea gypsies of Indonesia. The gypsies live in stilted huts on the water in an area known as the World’s Coral […]

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EDITORIAL: Gun violence is not just about guns

The increase in gun violence and the shooting at Cafe Racer shook our citizens to the core. For the Asian community living around the area, the incident struck a similar chord to the recent White Center shooting, which left four dead, and other smaller scale shootings that occurred around the ID.

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