Archive | September 2012

School district flooded with thousands of records requests

By Staff THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LOS ANGELES (AP) — Thousands of illegal immigrants have inundated the nation’s second-largest school district with requests for copies of records that might qualify them for the Obama administration’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, the district said Monday, Sept. 17.

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Posted in National News, Vol 31 No 39 | 9/22-9/280 Comments

Filipinos win settlement in English-only case

By Staff THE ASSOCIATED PRESS DELANO (AP) — Dozens of Filipino hospital workers in California will share a nearly $1 million settlement in a lawsuit claiming they were targeted by a rule requiring them to only speak English at work, federal officials said Monday, Sept. 17.

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Posted in National News, Vol 31 No 39 | 9/22-9/280 Comments

A-pop! Back to School Edition

A-pop! Back to School Edition

All things Asian in popular culture By Vivian Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly It’s the ubiquitous question on everyone’s lips on the first day of school, “How did you spend your summer vacation?”

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Posted in Column: Pop Culture, Vol 31 No 39 | 9/22-9/2812 Comments

“Johsel Namkung:  A Retrospective” on art

“Johsel Namkung: A Retrospective” on art

By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly Johsel Namkung, Korean by birth, is a singer and translator. He arrived in Seattle on Oct. 24, 1947, at age 28, with his Japanese wife. During World War II and the years following, he lived in Shanghai, Seoul, Tokyo, and various other parts of Japan trying to keep his […]

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, Features, Profiles, Vol 31 No 39 | 9/22-9/280 Comments

BLOG: Why should we care about the U.S. embassy?

BLOG: Why should we care about the U.S. embassy?

By Assunta Ng My heart sank when I saw the news that the U.S. Ambassador to Libya, Christopher Stevens, had been killed in an attack on the Libyan U.S. consulate Tuesday, Sept. 11. I have to confess that I never cared to learn about ambassadors. Last year, Gary Locke and Sung Kim were appointed as […]

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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 31 No 39 | 9/22-9/280 Comments

Seattle Night Market to move to International District’s Union Station Plaza

This year’s Seattle Night Market and Autumn Moon Festival, held Saturday, Sept. 22, from 6–12 p.m., will be moved to Union Station Plaza from the traditional Hing Hay Park location. The fourth Night Market hosted by the Chinatown–International District Business Improvement Area, the event is one of many popular Asian night markets being held in […]

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Posted in Briefs, Vol 31 No 39 | 9/22-9/280 Comments

NWAW Gala to be an all-inclusive networking event

The Northwest Asian Weekly’s 30th anniversary gala will be an all-inclusive networking event with guests from all ethnicities and varied industries. All attendees will be involved in the festivities, whether by dragon dancing into the dining room, participating in the behind-the-scenes fashion contest, or just enjoying the activities.

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Posted in Briefs, Vol 31 No 39 | 9/22-9/280 Comments

Seattle City Council honors Cheryl Chow

Seattle City Council honors Cheryl Chow

By Staff Northwest Asian Weekly The Seattle City Council declared Monday, Sept. 17, “Cheryl Chow Day” as a special proclamation for the former council member.

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Posted in Community News, Features, Profiles, Vol 31 No 39 | 9/22-9/280 Comments

Janet Liang dies 6 days after receiving bone marrow transplant

Janet Liang dies 6 days after receiving bone marrow transplant

By Charles Lam Northwest Asian Weekly Janet Liang, the young woman whose battle with cancer went viral online earlier this year, died Tuesday, Sept. 11, at MD

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Posted in National News, Vol 31 No 39 | 9/22-9/280 Comments

“Uncle Ho to Uncle Sam” inspires

“Uncle Ho to Uncle Sam” inspires

By Jocelyn Chui Northwest Asian Weekly Before actor Trieu Tran turned his personal story into a play, it was hard to imagine the torment Vietnamese immigrants had to

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, Features, Profiles, Vol 31 No 39 | 9/22-9/280 Comments

Telling a “Tokyo Story”

Telling a “Tokyo Story”

By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly When the British Film Institute’s prestigious monthly magazine Sight & Sound published the new results of its once-a-decade poll for the title of greatest movie ever, the big news was that Alfred Hitchcock’s “Vertigo” had dethroned Orson Welles’ “Citizen Kane” in the poll of film critics — the first […]

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Posted in At the Movies, Vol 31 No 39 | 9/22-9/281 Comment

EDITORIAL: YouTube is not all good

YouTube has been a strong tool for the Asian and Pacific American community. In addition to aiding Janet Liang’s “Helping Janet” movement register more than 20,000 new bone marrow donors, YouTube has changed the APA identity in the United States by letting the community represent themselves as they are, rather than through the lenses of […]

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Posted in Editorials, Vol 31 No 39 | 9/22-9/280 Comments

Seattle Nisei veterans named chevalier of the Legion of Honor

Seattle Nisei veterans named chevalier of the Legion of Honor

Four Seattle-area Nisei World War II veterans received the rank of chevalier of the French National Order of the Legion of Honor on Sept. 1 at a ceremony hosted at the Nisei Veterans Committee Foundation Memorial Hall. The veterans, including Frank Matsuda, Frank Nishimura, Jimmy Yamaguchi, and William Yasutake received the honor for their service […]

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 31 No 38 | 9/15-9/210 Comments

Li Hengda honored by Mayor McGinn for artistic achievements

Li Hengda honored by Mayor McGinn for artistic achievements

Seattle dancer Li Hengda was honored by Mayor McGinn at the 2012 Mayor’s Arts Awards on Aug. 31. One of 10 winners picked from a field of more than 500 applicants, Li is the founder of the American Asian Performing Arts Theatre and the Hengda Dance Academy in Seattle.

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 31 No 38 | 9/15-9/210 Comments

Seattle NAAAP crowned Chapter of the Year

Seattle NAAAP crowned Chapter of the Year

The Seattle chapter of the National Association of Asian American Professionals (NAAAP) was awarded Chapter of the Year at the NAAAP National Convention, which took place on Aug. 23 through Aug. 25. This was the first time they won, beating out 27 other chapters and associate chapters. In addition, they were also recognized for exceptional […]

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 31 No 38 | 9/15-9/210 Comments

The Layup Drill: The fall roundup

The Layup Drill: The fall roundup

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly As the summer days turn to fall, we look at what’s new in the world of sports.

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Posted in The Layup Drill, Vol 31 No 38 | 9/15-9/215 Comments

State Department to induct 1st American Chef Corps

By Brett Zongker The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton believes in the power of food. As America’s top diplomat, she has increasingly used cuisine as a tool to bring people together.

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Posted in National News, Vol 31 No 38 | 9/15-9/210 Comments

No charges in investigation into SF’s Ed Lee’s election campaign donations

No charges in investigation into SF’s Ed Lee’s election campaign donations

By Staff The Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Prosecutors won’t file criminal charges in the case of a property management firm accused of laundering thousands of dollars in contributions to San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee’s election campaign last year. The San Francisco Chronicle reports that prosecutors said there was insufficient evidence to support charges.

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Posted in National News, Vol 31 No 38 | 9/15-9/210 Comments

Canada closes Tehran embassy and kicks out its diplomats

By Rob Gillies The Associated Press TORONTO, CANADA (AP) — Canada shut its embassy in Tehran on Friday, Sept. 7, severed diplomatic relations, and ordered Iranian diplomats to leave, accusing the Islamic Republic of being the most significant threat to world peace.

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Japan to buy islands, China angry

By Eric Talmadge The Associated Press TOKYO, JAPAN (AP) — Japan’s Cabinet formally announced on Sept. 4 that the government will purchase several disputed islands that China also claims, a move that Beijing said would bring “serious consequences.”

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