Archive | Vol 31 No 12 | 3/17-3/23

LETTER: Keep safety in mind during festivities

To the Editor: [Last month,] there were firecrackers and dragon dances at a ceremony on Maynard. When the firecrackers malfunctioned just a little, a middle-aged man stood too close … and was nearly hurt by the furious finale explosion.

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The Asian & Pacific Islander Safety Center and CHAYA holds 17th annual candlelight vigil

The Asian & Pacific Islander Safety Center and CHAYA holds 17th annual candlelight vigil

On March 8, more than 200 people came together at the King County Courthouse to hold a candlelight vigil to honor all victims and survivors of domestic violence. The annual event, organized by the Asian & Pacific Islander Safety Center along with CHAYA, is also aimed to reach out to the community to raise awareness […]

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Author Angie Chau reads from her book, ‘Quiet As They Come’

Author Angie Chau reads from her book, ‘Quiet As They Come’

On Feb. 23, the Vietnamese Friendship Association and PeaceTrees Vietnam collaborated together for an evening of conversation about connections to Vietnam. The special guest of the evening was Angie Chau, the author of “Quiet As They Come,” a collection of fictional short stories. The event was held at the New Holly Gathering Hall.

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Filipino elementary school students shine in spelling bee and math competition

Filipino elementary school students shine in spelling bee and math competition

On Feb. 29, the Filipino Community of Seattle (FCS) announced its spelling bee and math competition winners.  

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India licenses generic copy of patented Bayer cancer drug

India licenses generic copy of patented Bayer cancer drug

By Katy Daigle The Associated Press NEW DELHI (AP) — India effectively ended Bayer’s monopoly on a patented cancer drug last Monday, licensing a much cheaper generic under a unique law aimed at keeping costs affordable. In a decision likely to upset Western pharmaceuticals, the patent office approved Natco Pharma Ltd.’s application to produce the […]

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Japan recalls devastation of tsunami and earthquake one year later

By Miki Toda and Malcolm Foster The Associated Press RIKUZENTAKATA, Japan (AP) — For 70-year-old Toshiko Murakami, memories of the terrifying earthquake and tsunami that destroyed much of her seaside town and swept away her sister brought fresh tears exactly a year after the disaster.

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Montana restaurateur recalls harrowing escape from Vietnam

By Tristan Scott The Missoulian COLUMBIA FALLS, Mont. (AP) — Tien Pham Windauer epitomizes the American dream, and somehow, he even manages to make it look easy.

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Bainbridge Island remembers incarceration of Japanese Americans with March 30 event

March 30 will be a “A Day of History, Honor, and Healing” on Bainbridge Island. A series of free community-wide day of events will be offered to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the first of 120,000 Japanese Americans to be forcibly exiled from the West Coast during World War II, and to celebrate the unique […]

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Nominations sought for Fast 50 Asian American Businesses awards

The U.S. Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce (USPAACC) is now accepting applications/nominations for its annual Fast 50 Asian American Businesses awards. The awards are an opportunity for Asian American business owners to receive national recognition.

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Diversity Makes a Difference  — Part 6

Diversity Makes a Difference — Part 6

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. From among those students, a judging panel will choose five winners who will receive $1,000 scholarships and […]

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Stories about unique API families — NWAW’s monthly must-reads

Stories about unique API families — NWAW’s monthly must-reads

By Samantha Pak Northwest Asian Weekly “Terroryaki!” By Jennifer K. Chung 3-Day Books, 2011 Daisy Wang’s older sister Samantha is getting married in three months, but things don’t look too promising as their Taiwanese parents are still shunning Sam’s white fiancé Patrick. As a means of escape from the pre-wedding drama and her family’s scrutiny […]

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What the newspaper has taught me about interracial marriage  — Part 4 of NWAW’s 30th anniversary series

What the newspaper has taught me about interracial marriage — Part 4 of NWAW’s 30th anniversary series

By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly “I just advise that your son marry a Chinese girl,” my friend said. “I am doing you a favor.” That happened a few years ago. I wanted to shout, “How dare you!” But I swallowed the words in my throat because I didn’t want to regret them later. “I […]

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The secrets behind a healthy smile (and the difference between men and women when it comes to teeth)

The secrets behind a healthy smile (and the difference between men and women when it comes to teeth)

By Staff Northwest Asian Weekly Tom Mar, DDS, owns Mar Family Dentistry, located in the International District at 318 6th Ave. S. in Seattle. He was a governor’s scholar and studied at Sacramento City College and the University of California, Davis. For this article, Mar cheerfully answered questions about teeth. NWAW: Are there dental issues […]

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Point, click, and send packages to loved ones in Philippines

Point, click, and send packages to loved ones in Philippines

By James Tabafunda Northwest Asian Weekly Pia Dizon, a Filipino American woman, is a hero.

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Rep. Bob Hasegawa and Bobby Virk endorse each other for office

Rep. Bob Hasegawa and Bobby Virk endorse each other for office

By Staff Northwest Asian Weekly On March 12, Bobby Virk and Bob Hasegawa announced they are endorsing one another’s run for office. Hasegawa will vie for a state senate seat. Virk will vie for Hasegawa’s vacated seat in the state’s House.

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Queer APIs embrace diversity in multiple identities

Queer APIs embrace diversity in multiple identities

Part 1 of 2 in a series about the difficulties APIs face when it comes to sexual identity. By Tiffany Ran Northwest Asian Weekly Julz Ignacio, Queer Network Program coordinator at the Asian and Pacific Islander (API) Safety Center, leads a queer 101 class where “What is gay?” or “What is transgender?” are some of […]

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EDITORIAL: Don’t forget Japan, many still in need

EDITORIAL: Don’t forget Japan, many still in need

This week saw the one-year anniversary of the 9.0 Tohoku earthquake that unleashed a tsunami and terrible devastation onto the Japan prefectures Fukushima, Iwate, and Miyagi. It was one of the top five most powerful earthquakes since modern record-keeping began in 1900. It is the most powerful, that we know of, to have ever hit […]

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