Archive | Vol 31 No 11 | 3/10-3/16

Jean-Sun Hannah Ahn crowned Miss Seattle, invites a little controversy

Jean-Sun Hannah Ahn crowned Miss Seattle, invites a little controversy

The Miss Seattle 2012 Pageant was held at the IKEA Performing Arts Center in Renton on March 3. Out of 20 contestants, Jean-Sun Hannah Ahn, an Arizona State University graduate, was crowned that night. Though a Seattle-native, Ahn is a former Miss Phoenix. She will go on to compete for Miss Washington this summer. Overshadowing […]

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Maria Koh among five honored with 2012 Washington State Jefferson Awards

Maria Koh among five honored with 2012 Washington State Jefferson Awards

Initiated in 1972, The Jefferson Awards for Public Service honors ordinary people who do extraordinary things for others. The 2012 Washington State Jefferson Award winners will be featured on “Evening Magazine” on KING5 on March 12. This year’s state honorees are personal injury attorney Richard Adler, Friendship Adventures founder Maureen Browning, Jewels of Hope founder […]

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Filipino Community organizations raise thousands for Philippine typhoon victims

Filipino Community organizations raise thousands for Philippine typhoon victims

On Feb. 8, Local grassroots network of Filipino American organizations BAYAN-NW and the Filipino Community Center of Seattle announced that their 10-day-long fund drive to help those hit hardest by tropical storm Sendong (aka Typhoon Washi) was successful. The Seattle area alone raised $3,225.

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Seisuke Kamimura is RN74 Seattle’s new executive chef

Seisuke Kamimura is RN74 Seattle’s new executive chef

On Feb. 9, Seisuke Kamimura helmed the kitchen at RN74 Seattle for the first time. He took over for Michelle Retallack at the Michael Mina restaurant. A graduate of the French Culinary Institute in New York City, Kamimura brings more than 20 years of experience in the food service and hospitality industries from some of […]

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Japan’s oldest Olympian, at 70, will compete again

Japan’s oldest Olympian, at 70, will compete again

By Nesha Starcvic The Associated Press FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — When Hiroshi Hoketsu first went to the Olympics in 1964, he was 23 and the games were in his native Tokyo. Now nearly 71, Hoketsu will be going to the Olympics again this summer — to compete, not to watch.

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BLOG: The secrets to Anne and David’s longevity

BLOG: The secrets to Anne and David’s longevity

Several men, young and old, glided across the room to dance with an old, pretty woman, and she never refused. At 93, Anne Wing’s amazing figure could perform the cha cha, swing, waltz, rumba, and even a line dance without missing a beat.

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Sinoy Brown hopes to make dreams come true for Asian rappers

Sinoy Brown hopes to make dreams come true for Asian rappers

By Nina Huang Northwest Asian Weekly Bounthavy Sayasane was born in Laos, but moved to the United States when he was a baby. Friends and fans know him better as Sinoy Brown or Sinoy Blaze, the rapper. But family members call him ‘Noy.’ Brown and his business partner, G-Dub, started the West Coast North record […]

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The LAST Jeremy Lin article you should read

The LAST Jeremy Lin article you should read

The Layup Drill — a NEW monthly column about APIs in sports By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly So, anything new happen in the NBA in February? I asked a local sports bar owner if they carried the NBA League Pass, so I could catch the New York Knicks play. The league pass shows any […]

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Diversity Makes a Difference  — Part 5

Diversity Makes a Difference — Part 5

Compiled by Staff Northwest Asian Weekly Northwest Asian Weekly’s Diversity Makes a Difference scholarship program celebrates young people who are committed to reaching out across cultural lines. Students are nominated by their school as being champions of diversity.

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Filmmaker Frank Abe ensures resisters are never forgotten

Filmmaker Frank Abe ensures resisters are never forgotten

By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly Frank Abe’s documentary film “Conscience and the Constitution” begins with two old men discussing the past. They look out over a landscape they seem to know, and swap stories of old. We quickly learn that the two men are Frank Emi and Mits Koshiyama, two leaders of the draft […]

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New [old] International Children’s Park to bring generations together

New [old] International Children’s Park to bring generations together

By Stacy Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly In the 1970s, in the area now known as the International District, there was a small bit of land owned by Dennis Su in the middle of the dense urban area, surrounded by brick buildings filled with residents and local businesses.

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New city office created to aid immigrants

New city office created to aid immigrants

By Jeffrey Osborn Northwest Asian Weekly Many Americans never face the struggles and hardships of immigration. They never leave their nation due to political strife or military uprising.

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Goodbye, David Ishii, city’s ‘community baby’

Goodbye, David Ishii, city’s ‘community baby’

By Jean Godden For Northwest Asian Weekly There are books of mine that, when I page through them, I can’t help remembering where I acquired them. And, if the book is a fine Northwest classic, perhaps signed by the author, I will remember with pleasure that I bought it from David Ishii, the legendary bookseller […]

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Film lets ‘bullets’ fly, but the result is a confusing 132 minutes

Film lets ‘bullets’ fly, but the result is a confusing 132 minutes

By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly By the time the viewer is 20 minutes into director Wen Jiang’s new Chinese historical comedy “Let the Bullets Fly,” the legendary bandit “Pockmark” Zhang (played by the director himself) is impersonating the local governor. Actually, another con man (played by You Ge) was impersonating the governor first. But […]

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EDITORIAL: Miss Seattle bashes Seattle. What’s the appropriate response to this?

Last Saturday, Jean-Sun Hannah Ahn was crowned Miss Seattle. Ahn was born and raised in Seattle, but went to college in Arizona. There, she was crowned Miss Phoenix. Since graduating, she has moved back to her hometown.

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