Archive | May 2012

APIs sound off on Obama

APIs sound off on Obama

Compiled by Staff Northwest Asian Weekly This month, for API Heritage Month,

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Posted in Features, Vol 31 No 21 | 5/19-5/250 Comments

Speak out or clam up? — Part 1 of 2: Why Black and Asian women respond differently when faced with racism

Speak out or clam up? — Part 1 of 2: Why Black and Asian women respond differently when faced with racism

By Stacy Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly “Recently, I was hanging out in the library. Somebody came up to be and randomly asked

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Posted in Features, Vol 31 No 21 | 5/19-5/255 Comments

Last rites — API volunteers administer honors at military funerals

Last rites — API volunteers administer honors at military funerals

By Jeffrey Osborn NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY A military funeral consists of a number of ceremonial events including the firing of three

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Posted in Features, Vol 31 No 21 | 5/19-5/250 Comments

EDITORIAL: APIs must continue to speak out against cultural misrepresentations

We’ve seen it before: A company misuses an Asian word or symbol, a politician makes a derogatory comment on Asians in a campaign ad. Usually, these actions are followed by angry letters. The issue goes viral on the Internet. Sometimes, the person or the company issues an apology, sometimes not.  

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Posted in Editorials, Vol 31 No 21 | 5/19-5/250 Comments

Kin On raises $10,000 for Asian seniors at South China Benefit Dinner

Kin On raises $10,000 for Asian seniors at South China Benefit Dinner

Kin On raised $10,000 at its South China Benefit Dinner with the help of more than 90 volunteers, including Jerry Lee, president of MulvannyG2 Architecture and member of Kin On’s board of directors, University of Washington students, the Asian Pacific American Medical Student Association, the Chinese Baptist Church Boy Scouts Troop 254, and many others. […]

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 31 No 20 | 5/12-5/180 Comments

Community members greet the China National Women’s Basketball Team at reception dinner

Community members greet the China National Women’s Basketball Team at reception dinner

On May 7, about 120 people, including local community leaders, turned out for a dinner at Ocean City Restaurant in the International District to greet the players of the China National Women’s Basketball Team. Assunta Ng, publisher of the Northwest Asian Weekly, organized the dinner. Notable attendees included Sun Fengwu, head coach of the Chinese […]

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 31 No 20 | 5/12-5/180 Comments

Jay Inslee and Organizing for America open office on Rainier Avenue South

Jay Inslee and Organizing for America open office on Rainier Avenue South

Jay Inslee and Organizing for America opened their office last week on 901 Rainier Avenue South at the corner of South Charles Street and Rainier Avenue South. The office opening was marked by a visit from Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, chair of the Democratic National Committee, and nearly 700 people. The office will serve as […]

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 31 No 20 | 5/12-5/180 Comments

Appetites for shark fin wane in Chicago’s Chinatown

By Sophia Tareen The Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) ― Like other herb shops in Chinatown, the glass jars lining shelves at Yin Wall City offer floral teas, shitake mushrooms, and a seafood product that looks strangely like dried corn husks, one that sparks controversy even hundreds of miles from the ocean it was taken from. […]

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Posted in National News, Vol 31 No 20 | 5/12-5/180 Comments

All eyes on Gary Locke during activist crisis

By Christopher Bodeen The Associated Press BEIJING (AP) ― As a former U.S. commerce secretary and governor of Washington state, Gary Locke wasn’t considered much of a heavyweight on human rights when he became the first Chinese American ambassador to Beijing last year. Trade and maintaining smooth relations between Washington and its biggest foreign creditor […]

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Ex-junta prisoner Suu Kyi takes office in Myanmar

By Aye Aye Win and Todd Pitman The Associated Press NAYPYITAW, Myanmar (AP) ― Aung San Suu Kyi capped a tenacious, decades-long journey from political prisoner to office holder in long-repressed Myanmar as the country’s main opposition party moved its struggle for democratic rule inside government for the first time.

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COMMENTARY: A long look at Seattle’s sister city Chongqing amidst the Bo Xilai scandal

COMMENTARY: A long look at Seattle’s sister city Chongqing amidst the Bo Xilai scandal

By Wendy Liu For Northwest Asian Weekly When Robert Kapp, founding executive director of the Washington State China Relations Council, first lobbied Governor Dixy Lee Ray for a state-to-province relationship between Washington and Sichuan, it was 1980. With the Washington-Sichuan relationship formally established in 1982, Mayor Charles Royer thought it made sense for Seattle to […]

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Posted in Commentaries, Vol 31 No 20 | 5/12-5/180 Comments

Cooking and eating with Mom — Food writers share stories about their mothers and food

Cooking and eating with Mom — Food writers share stories about their mothers and food

Compiled by Pat Tanumihardja For Northwest Asian Weekly For many, food is the link to cultural roots, the lens through which we view our

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Posted in Community News, Features, Food, Vol 31 No 20 | 5/12-5/181 Comment

Gamelan Pacifica creates harmony among musicians

Gamelan Pacifica creates harmony among musicians

By Gabrielle Kazuko Nomura Northwest Asian Weekly From outside Cornish College of the Arts’ Kerry Hall, it may seem like just another

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, Features, Profiles, Vol 31 No 20 | 5/12-5/180 Comments

40 years in the making: Founders recap the early history of the Chinese service center

40 years in the making: Founders recap the early history of the Chinese service center

By Tiffany Ran Northwest Asian Weekly Ten years ago, upon the Chinese Information and Service Center (CISC)’s 30th anniversary, a timeline for the organization was drawn up, but current Executive Director Alaric Bien insists that much more can be added.

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Posted in Features, Profiles, Vol 31 No 20 | 5/12-5/180 Comments

5 out of 5 stars: Happy Ending — Sex in Seattle ends 12-year, 20-play run

5 out of 5 stars: Happy Ending — Sex in Seattle ends 12-year, 20-play run

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly   12 years without sex is a long time.

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, Features, Vol 31 No 20 | 5/12-5/180 Comments

The best, exotic landscape of “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel”

The best, exotic landscape of “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel”

By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel” begins with a gray clamminess, where seven English characters work to

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Posted in At the Movies, Vol 31 No 20 | 5/12-5/180 Comments

BLOG: 8 tips to help working moms balance work and family

BLOG: 8 tips to help working moms balance work and family

By Assunta Ng Sen. Patty Murray was a mom in tennis shoes when she ran for the U.S. Senate in 1992. I was also a mom in tennis shoes when I launched the Seattle Chinese Post in 1982, except I tried to hide my shoes, thinking that men would think less of me if I […]

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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 31 No 20 | 5/12-5/182 Comments

To the Editor:

Thanks for your recent article on Private Danny Chen and Asian Americans in the military. I just returned from a national meeting of OCA (Organization of Chinese Americans), where we were briefed by the New York chapter of OCA ― the organization that brought national attention to the death of Private Danny Chen and the […]

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Posted in Letters to the Editor, Vol 31 No 19 | 5/5-5/110 Comments

Bob Hasegawa hosts kickoff party for his Washington State Senate campaign

Bob Hasegawa hosts kickoff party for his Washington State Senate campaign

Bob Hasegawa hosted a kickoff celebration for his campaign for the Washington State Senate with 250 supporters at the Tukwila Community Center. Hasegawa announced his candidacy for the state senate in Washington’s 11th District in March, running for the empty seat left by retiring Senator Margarita Prentice.

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 31 No 19 | 5/5-5/110 Comments

Local artist Naoko Morisawa selected for General Electric’s APA Heritage Month Art Exhibition

Local artist Naoko Morisawa selected for General Electric’s APA Heritage Month Art Exhibition

Seattle-based artist Naoko Morisawa was selected from a pool of applicants to showcase her artwork at

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 31 No 19 | 5/5-5/110 Comments

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