Archive | September 2012

Myanmar invites exiled revolutionary home

By Staff The Associated Press YANGON, MYANMAR (AP) — One of Myanmar’s legendary ‘Thirty Comrades,’ who spearheaded the struggle against British colonialism, has been invited back from exile by President Thein Sein.

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South Korean film ‘Pieta’ wins Venice top prize

South Korean film ‘Pieta’ wins Venice top prize

By Colleen Barry The Associated Press VENICE, ITALY (AP)  — South Korean director Kim Ki-duk’s drama “Pieta” won the Golden Lion for best film at the 69th Venice Film Festival on Saturday, Sept. 8. The film follows a young debt collector as he goes about his business maiming debtors until his ruthless course is interrupted by a […]

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Thousands protest in Japan against Osprey aircraft

Thousands protest in Japan against Osprey aircraft

By Mari Yamaguchi The Associated Press TOKYO, JAPAN (AP) — Tens of thousands of people rallied on Sept. 9 against U.S. plans to deploy Osprey hybrid aircraft on a southern Japanese island amid renewed safety concerns.

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BLOG: A trip to B.C. reveals a different palette

BLOG: A trip to B.C. reveals a different palette

By Assunta Ng What motivates me to travel long distances, spend lots of money, wait in hour-long lines, and even beg for it?

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Secret fashion show at NWAW gala

Secret fashion show at NWAW gala

The Northwest Asian Weekly’s 30th annual anniversary gala will feature a fashion contest held in secret throughout the duration of the event, which takes place Oct. 5, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Dispersed in the crowd will be a number of undercover judges ranking participants. The winners will be announced at the end of […]

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Redmond PD arrests ‘Movie Bandits’

The Redmond Police Department arrested the Movie Bandits, a male–female crime duo from Bothell, on Aug. 1, ending their months-long crime spree. The Movie Bandits have been active since March and are suspects in at least 27 residential burglaries, four commercial burglaries, 17 vehicle prowls, four attempted burglaries, eight stolen vehicles, and one case of […]

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Chambers of commerce to host police appreciation

The Greater Seattle Chinese Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a Seattle Police Appreciation Night with other area ethnic chambers of commerce on Tuesday, Nov. 13, at the New Holly Neighborhood Campus. The chambers will honor 12 police officers chosen from public nominations for their work in the community they serve.

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Yoshitani’s Expeditors directorship to be reviewed once again

Yoshitani’s Expeditors directorship to be reviewed once again

By Charles Lam Northwest Asian Weekly After much public controversy and criticism, the Seattle Port Commission is calling for extra

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Son reads dead father’s diary at Writers Read event

Son reads dead father’s diary at Writers Read event

By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly Though Kamekicha Tokita has been dead since 1948, his work took center stage at the latest

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Art of the Ramayana features at museum

Art of the Ramayana features at museum

By Samantha Test Northwest Asian Weekly Starting this month and running through Dec. 2, the Seattle Asian Art Museum

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EDITORIAL: Port commission’s weakness wastes money

EDITORIAL: Port commission’s weakness wastes money

No one thinks that Port of Seattle CEO Tay Yoshitani has done a bad job. On the contrary, at a special meeting of the Seattle Port Commission on Sept. 11, where further action on his pending directorship was discussed, virtually every critique was prefaced with a compliment. He did such a great job that just […]

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Humanities Washington’s Speakers Bureau series introduces diverse topics

Humanities Washington’s Speakers Bureau series introduces diverse topics

Humanities Washington is introducing its 2012 to 2014 Speakers Bureau, providing low-cost programs for community organizations to offer to local audiences on a variety of topics, including popular culture, photography, architecture, literature, food, film, and history. Urvasi Dance Ensemble artistic director Ratna Roy, University of Washington professor Anu Taranath, author Shawn Wong, and others are […]

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Working Washington and community members march for affordable healthcare

Working Washington and community members march for affordable healthcare

More than 100 workers, seniors, and grassroots activists gathered with Working Washington at a rally at First Hill’s hospital district on August 30. Participants later marched through downtown Seattle to Rob McKenna’s campaign office to speak out against McKenna’s agenda, which will force cuts to Medicaid and other services.

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Japan Fencing Federation scopes out qualifying Olympic fencers at Washington Fencing Academy

Japan Fencing Federation scopes out qualifying Olympic fencers at Washington Fencing Academy

A group of eight junior elite sabre fencers and three coaches from Japan, sent by the Japan Fencing Federation, visited the Washington Fencing Academy. There, they evaluated qualifying fencers for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. Local students of the Washington Fencing Academy, along with the Sabre Fencing Master Wang Yung, and assistant coaches Allen […]

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Artist Naoko Morisawa featured at Bellevue’s First Friday Art Walk

Artist Naoko Morisawa featured at Bellevue’s First Friday Art Walk

Artist Naoko Morisawa is one of five local artists featured in the upcoming First Friday Art Walk at Bellevue Place Fountain Court on Sept. 7. Bellevue’s First Friday art walks takes place on the first Friday of July, August, and September, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Admission to the Bellevue Art Museum is free […]

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Texas out to save ‘discriminatory’ voter ID maps

By Paul J. Weber The Associated Press SAN ANTONIO (AP) — On Election Day in Texas, the mere act of voting would have been fresh flexing of Republican power: Show a photo ID, then cast a ballot in a political district likely drawn to favor GOP candidates.

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Iran and North Korea unify with technology agreement

By Ali Akbar Dareini The Associated Press TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran and North Korea signed a scientific and technological cooperation agreement Saturday, bringing the two nations deeply at odds with the United States closer together.

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Unification Church founder Rev. Moon dies at 92

Unification Church founder Rev. Moon dies at 92

By Hyung-Jin Kim The Associated Press GAPYEONG, South Korea (AP) — Rev. Sun Myung Moon, the self-proclaimed messiah who turned his Unification Church into a worldwide religious movement and befriended North Korean leaders as well as U.S. presidents, has died, church officials said Monday. He was 92. Moon died Monday at a church-owned hospital near […]

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McDonald’s Hmong ad gets mixed reviews in St. Paul

McDonald’s Hmong ad gets mixed reviews in St. Paul

By Staff The Association Press ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Members of St. Paul’s Hmong community say they have mixed feelings about a new McDonald’s billboard in their language.

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Abacus West offers classes in Wallingford

Abacus West offers classes in Wallingford

After almost three years of growth on the Eastside, Abacus West is expanding to Seattle, offering classes in the Good Shepherd Center in Wallingford starting the week of September 15. Abacus West offers a math enrichment program for children aged 5 to 12.

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