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Kip Tokuda awarded Order of the Rising Sun award

Kip Tokuda awarded Order of the Rising Sun award

Last month, former Washington State Representative and former Japanese American Citizens League Seattle Chapter President Kip Tokuda

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Puyallup Valley JACL installs newly elected officers

Puyallup Valley JACL installs newly elected officers

The Puyallup Valley JACL introduced its newly elected officers of 2012 and 2013 and also welcomed new members at its annual dinner. The

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NWAW staff earns four SPJ awards

NWAW staff earns four SPJ awards

The Western Washington chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) presented its Excellence in Journalism Awards to the staff at Northwest Asian Weekly on May 19 at the Renaissance Hotel. NWAW won awards in four categories. —The staff (which includes Jason Cruz, Andrew Hamlin, Nina Huang, Vivian Nguyen, Han Bui, and Stacy Nguyen) got […]

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Filipino Cultural Heritage Society throws successful 26th Pagdiriwang Festival

Filipino Cultural Heritage Society throws successful 26th Pagdiriwang Festival

The Filipino Cultural Heritage Society (FCHSW) presented its 26th Pagdiriwang festival commemorating the anniversary of Philippine

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Hmong American women break from traditional roles

By Gosia Wozniacka The Associated Press FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — In a crowded refugee camp in Thailand, Misty Her often sneaked away to a school house and listened through a hole in the wall. She knew she could never attend, being Hmong and a girl.

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SIFF celebrates Studio Ghibli in “Castles in the Sky” series

SIFF celebrates Studio Ghibli in “Castles in the Sky” series

By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly In 1985, Japanese anime directors Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata joined forces to create a new studio for anime films. The studio’s name, Studio Ghibli, was named after an Arabic word meaning “Mediterranean wind,” with the hope that their works would blow a new wind through the world of […]

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BLOG: White House Cabinet Secretary in Seattle

BLOG: White House Cabinet Secretary in Seattle

When Chris Lu, President Obama’s Cabinet secretary, was in town as the commencement speaker for North Seattle Community College (NSCC)’s graduation ceremony on June 15, I thought that I could get the latest scoop on Obama.

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BLOG: An unusual graduate

BLOG: An unusual graduate

By Assunta Ng At NSCC ’s commencement, one graduate stood out not because she is my friend, but because she is an older student who worked hard for her associates degree in business. She is also a mother with a daughter who graduated years before.

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BLOG: An NBA star weds Chinese wife

BLOG: An NBA star weds Chinese wife

By Assunta Ng Looks like NBA star James Donaldson just won the jackpot. He recently married a C hinese woman who works in a

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BLOG: Seattle Chinese Radio dream

By Assunta Ng The other day, a man called me saying he was from a group trying to start the Seattle chinese Radio. Although the group claimed to be the first,

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Search ends for Japanese climbers after avalanche

Search ends for Japanese climbers after avalanche

By Dan Joling The Associated Press ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A shallow avalanche on Alaska’s Mount McKinley may not have killed four Japanese climbers, but the slide pushed them into a crevasse more than 100 feet deep, the National Park Service said Sunday.

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Chinese Community Girls Drill Team celebrates 60th anniversary

Chinese Community Girls Drill Team celebrates 60th anniversary

The Seattle Chinese Community Girls Drill Team will celebrate its 60th anniversary on July 21 at 6 p.m. at the Renton Pavilion Event Center.

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U.S. Department of State hosts Fulbright Enrichment Seminar

U.S. Department of State hosts Fulbright Enrichment Seminar

The annual Fulbright Enrichment Seminar took place at the Hyatt Hotel from May 29 through June 2. Present were Seattle’s top experts in energy, environment, science, and technology and over 70 Fulbright students who studied the subjects in 42 countries, including Vietnam and Thailand.

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FLS petitions against Yesler Terrace rezone

Friends of Little Saigon (FLS) is asking the community to sign a petition against Seattle Housing Authority’s proposal to rezone the 30-acre Yesler

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The long journey home — Part 1 of 2: Mother and son reunite in India after 25-year global search

The long journey home — Part 1 of 2: Mother and son reunite in India after 25-year global search

By Kristen Gelineau and Ravi Nessman The Associated Press KHANDWA, India (AP) — Saroo’s eyes snapped open and everything was suddenly, horribly wrong.

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Obama acts to spare youths from deportation

Obama acts to spare youths from deportation

The Associated Press Staff WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama eased enforcement of the nation’s immigration laws Friday, offering a chance for hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants to stay in the country and work. Embraced by Hispanics, his action touched off an election-year confrontation with many Republicans.

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Seattle’s first Pride ASIA starts at  International District

Seattle’s first Pride ASIA starts at International District

By Nina Huang Northwest Asian Weekly While Seattle has long had Pride Festival, it will also celebrate its first Pride ASIA event on June 23, a multicultural event for the Asian LGBTQ community in Seattle. Aleksa Manila, host of Seattle’s Best Karaoke Contest and former Miss Gay Seattle, agreed to host the event after being […]

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A-pop! Castles don’t float in Asia, Roger Mayweather is bananas

A-pop! Castles don’t float in Asia, Roger Mayweather is bananas

A-pop! All things Asian in popular culture By Stacy Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly This month was wacky. In the words of the inimitable Sharon Stone, “Is that karma, when you’re not nice that the bad things happen to you?” Think about that as I run through the latest haps in pop culture. It’s not racist […]

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EDITORIAL: Remembering Rodney King and Vincent Chin

Violence is a language that is direct and brutal. It speaks loudly with the pain it causes and the lives it takes. Unlike harsh words or rudeness, which can sometimes be vague or questionable, violence is the greatest indicator that racism still exists. The recent death of Rodney King, many years after he was badly […]

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