Archive | Vol 31 No 46 | 11/10-11/16

Alan Sugiyama picked as new executive director of the Executive Development Institute.

Alan Sugiyama picked as new executive director of the Executive Development Institute.

The Executive Development Institute (EDI) announced that its board selected Alan Sugiyama as EDI’s new executive director on Monday, Nov. 5. EDI is the only Pacific Northwest nonprofit organization that focuses on leadership training for multi-ethnic professionals. Sugiyama will start as executive director on Jan. 2, 2013. EDI’s current executive director, Starr Macdonald, announced her retirement after […]

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Violinist Janet Sung returns to perform with Tacoma Symphony Orchestra

Violinist Janet Sung returns to perform with Tacoma Symphony Orchestra

Violinist Janet Sung — praised by the Pittburgh Tribune-Review for her “attractive tonal palette” and “lustrous and husky timbre” — will return to Washington state this month to perform Lalo’s Symphonie Espagnol with Harvey Felder and the Tacoma Symphony Orchestra. Also on the program will be Beethoven’s Symphony No. 3, “Eroica,” as well as Derek Bermel’s “A Shout, a Whisper, […]

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Former JACL National Executive Director and President Honored by Japanese Government

Former JACL National Executive Director and President Honored by Japanese Government

The Government of Japan announced that Shiro Floyd Mori, former National Executive Director and former National President of the Japanese American Citizens League (JACL), will receive the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Rosette, in recognition of his contributions to the improvement of the status of Japanese Americans, strengthening of economic relations between […]

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Low Income Housing Institute hosts gala and auction to raise money for services

Low Income Housing Institute hosts gala and auction to raise money for services

The Low Income Housing Institute (LIHI) hosted a gala and auction at the Hyatt Olive 8 on Nov. 2, raising over $300,000 for low-income housing, services, and the Urban Rest Stop.

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Asian American group raises election concerns

Asian American group raises election concerns

By Staff The Associated Press ATLANTA, GA. (AP) — Georgia election officials say they’ve been asked to look into concerns by a group representing Asian Americans that hundreds of new voters are facing obstacles that could keep them from voting. The Atlanta-based Asian American  Legal Advocacy Center requested the review on Wednesday, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported. Many […]

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US use of Vietnamese site reviewed

By Matthew Lee The Associated Press WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) — The State Department said Wednesday it is reviewing a U.S. Embassy’s use of a wildly popular Vietnamese website laden with suspected pirated music and Hollywood movies to promote American values, including respect for intellectual property rights.

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US election fascinates Chinese; some envy voters

By Didi Tang The Associated Press BEIJING, CHINA (AP) — Where can a pop star score a hit by talking about the U.S. Electoral College for 33 minutes? In China, where Gao Xiaosong’s straightforward explanation of the system drew more than 1 million hits in four days.

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Myanmar ethnic tensions block aide

By Grant Peck The Associated Press BANGKOK, THAILAND (AP) — The European aid group Doctors Without Borders said Monday, Oct. 28 it has been prevented from providing essential medical services because of tensions between Buddhists and Muslims in western Myanmar.

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Chinese 14-year-old headed to Masters

By Doug Ferguson AP Golf Writer Guan Tianlang is an eighth-grader from China who barely weighs 125 pounds and doesn’t hit the golf ball far enough to reach some par 4s. The next stop for the 14-year-old prodigy will be the Masters, where he will tee it up with Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, and Bubba […]

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BLOG: Expensive dingy apartment

BLOG: Expensive dingy apartment

By Assunta Ng My mom’s 600 square foot apartment in Hong Kong costs US$2,200 to rent per month. You could both see

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BLOG: Macau: a fascinating city

BLOG: Macau: a fascinating city

By Assunta Ng With a population of over 560,000, Macau, a former Portuguese colony settled in 16th century, is an exciting city to see. Its proximity to Hong Kong makes it convenient for tourists to visit in place of Mainland China.  No special visa is required if you are a U.S. citizen, and a ferry makes the […]

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BLOG: What Asia airlines have, U.S. doesn’t

BLOG: What Asia airlines have, U.S. doesn’t

By Assunta Ng When you fly on Asian airlines from Seattle to Asia, you’ll discover that U.S. carriers have much to learn from their Asian counterparts. Food and services are much more superior. And Asian carriers are making money, while U.S. carriers to Asia, are often struggling. What does it say our about competitiveness?

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BLOG: The ANA experience

By Assunta Ng The ANA experience is totally new to me. I have never flown ANA before. The Boeing-designed 787 seats are much wider and more comfortable than the other airlines. I felt less fatigued after flying such a long distance.

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Scholarship for minority women studying health care offered

In an effort to ease the financial burden on students and increase the number of underrepresented minorities in medicine, the American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women and Macy’s, its national sponsor, are offering the Go Red Multicultural Scholarship Fund.

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APAs break towards Obama

Asian Americans broke towards President Barack Obama, according to the Asian American Election Eve Poll, a joint project of the National Coalition for Asian Pacific American Community Development  (National CAPACD) and Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF). While only 41 percent identify as Democrats, 72 percent of Asian American voters voted for Barack […]

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“The Man with the Iron Fists”

“The Man with the Iron Fists”

By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly Hip hop artist Robert Diggs, better known by his stage name RZA, grew up watching Chinese-language kung fu

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BLOG: Sam Ung

BLOG: Sam Ung

By Assunta Ng Congratulations to Sam Ung, owner of Phnom Penh Noodle House, for his new business deal at CenturyLink Stadium. You can now sample his chicken wings at the concessions. Ung will be honored on Dec. 7 at the China Harbor Restaurant as one of the Top Contributors award dinner organized by the Northwest Asian Weekly […]

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A-pop! The New Bond Girl

A-pop! The New Bond Girl

A monthly column about all things Asian in popular culture By Vivian Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly With November underway and Halloween behind us, I hope everyone enjoyed the holiday and avoided dressing in ethnic or race-based costumes. Read on to see which fools in the media didn’t follow suit this past month.

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Water shut off scheduled Nov. 19 and 20

As part of the construction of the First Hill streetcar, water will be unavailable for parts of Seattle the nights of Nov. 19 and Nov. 20. The planned shut down will affect 7th Avenue from Jackson to Dearborn on Monday, Nov. 19 from 9 p.m.–7 a.m., 6th Avenue from Jackson to King Tuesday, Nov. 20 […]

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PICTORIAL: Scenes from Election Day

PICTORIAL: Scenes from Election Day

Photos by George Liu/NWAW, Charles Lam/NWAW, Rebecca Ip/SCP, and Assunta Ng/NWAW

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