Archive | September 2012

Conflict surrounds “Bodies” exhibit at Puyallup Fair

The Northwest Museum of Legends and Lore is denouncing the Universe Within “Bodies” exhibit scheduled for an exhibit at the Puyallup Fair, citing the exhibit’s use of Chinese cadavers as a violation of human rights, desecration, and culturally offensive. Countries and cities, including Seattle, have banned the display of cadavers and human remains without documentation […]

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Posted in Briefs, Vol 31 No 37 | 9/8-9/140 Comments

NWAW seeks gift baskets for 30th anniversary gala

The Northwest Asian Weekly is seeking donated gift baskets for its 30th anniversary gala. The gift baskets will be set out for display as centerpieces on each table. The gift baskets will be offered up for purchase during a silent auction taking place at the event. Gift baskets should include the company’s products AND gift […]

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Posted in Briefs, Vol 31 No 37 | 9/8-9/140 Comments

BLOG: Are we better off than 4 years ago?

By Assunta Ng The Democratic candidates said we were, at the Democratic National Convention in North Carolina. For the Asian Weekly, the answer is also yes.  But the real question is, are we better off because of President Barack Obama?

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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 31 No 37 | 9/8-9/140 Comments

BLOG: API delegates flooded DNC

BLOG: API delegates flooded DNC

By Assunta Ng Recently, I received a list of Washington State Delegation delegates for the Democratic National Convention (DNC). More than 150 delegates are represented, 10 percent of which are Asian Americans, including Sofia Aragon, Robert Chu, Ruthann Kurose, Rep. Cindy Ryu, Ricardo Polintan, Nisha Nariya, Edward Song, Louis Watanabe, Rep. Bob Hasegawa, Noland Hoshino, […]

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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 31 No 37 | 9/8-9/140 Comments

Scandals and mysteries abound in this month’s recommended reads

Scandals and mysteries abound in this month’s recommended reads

By Samantha Pak Northwest Asian Weekly Tokyo Heist By Diana Renn Viking, 2012 When Violet Rossi, a lover of all things Japan, finds out her father is commissioned to paint a mural in Tokyo, the 16-year-old is thrilled.

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Posted in On the Shelf, Vol 31 No 37 | 9/8-9/141 Comment

BLOG: Tay Yoshitani, a target?

By Assunta Ng his Monday, the Seattle Times supported Port of Seattle CEO Tay Yoshitani to join the Board of Directors of Expeditors International. But his new position was questioned by 13 King County legislators, citing a conflict of interest.

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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 31 No 37 | 9/8-9/142 Comments

BLOG: Where were the Asians at the RNC?

By Assunta Ng While the mainstream media are crying out loud that Blacks were not represented at the Republic National Convention in Florida, I have my own valid complaint. Asian Americans were also scarce and hard to spot in the sea of white Republicans.

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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 31 No 37 | 9/8-9/140 Comments

Women of color build a diverse and promising future

Women of color build a diverse and promising future

Compiled by Staff Northwest Asian Weekly Race and ethnicity has been a key issue in this year’s elections, which is why the group of women

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Posted in Features, Profiles, Vol 31 No 37 | 9/8-9/140 Comments

Rest in Peace, Kathryn Akiko Tagawa Sugiyama

Rest in Peace, Kathryn Akiko Tagawa Sugiyama

Kathy Akiko Tagawa Sugiyama, former wife of Al Sugiyama, passed away in the comfort of her own home full of loving family and close friends on Sept. 2, 2012, due to complications from cancer. Kathy worked for the City of Seattle for more than 30 years and, in that time, interacted with a number of […]

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Posted in Obituaries, Vol 31 No 37 | 9/8-9/140 Comments

Local Chinese American youth fundraise for schools in China

Local Chinese American youth fundraise for schools in China

By Nan Nan Liu Northwest Asian Weekly Best friends Jessica Collins and Catherine Foster have a lot in common. They both are of Chinese descent,

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Posted in Education, Features, Profiles, Vol 31 No 37 | 9/8-9/140 Comments

After lifetime of martial arts, Master Yun closes school

After lifetime of martial arts, Master Yun closes school

By Zachariah Bryan For Northwest Asian Weekly When the World Martial Arts and Health Center on Market Street closed two months ago, almost no one

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Posted in Features, Vol 31 No 37 | 9/8-9/141 Comment

Red Bull heir arrested in deadly hit-and-run

Red Bull heir arrested in deadly hit-and-run

By Staff The Associated Press BANGKOK (AP) — A grandson of the creator of the Red Bull energy drink has been arrested for driving a

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Posted in Vol 31 No 37 | 9/8-9/14, World News0 Comments

EDITORIAL: Approaching the changes to Yesler Terrace with an open mind

Recently, the Seattle City Council unanimously approved a proposal that would clear the way for a dramatic makeover of Yesler Terrace. The overarching concern for the community is whether this makeover would lead to rising rent that would push out the small mom-and-pop businesses that have long lent charm to the International District community. The […]

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Posted in Editorials, Vol 31 No 37 | 9/8-9/140 Comments

COMMENTARY: Obama and Romney need to get real on jobs policy

COMMENTARY: Obama and Romney need to get real on jobs policy

By Douglas E. Schoen For Northwest Asian Weekly It’s a testament to how bad the American employment market has gotten when the most recent jobs report was met with applause. The Labor Department’s July jobs figures showed that employers added 163,000 new workers last month. That exceeds what most forecasters were predicting. But it’s only […]

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Posted in Commentaries, Vol 31 No 37 | 9/8-9/140 Comments

Lloyd Hara establishes Endowed Graduate Student Support Fund

Lloyd Hara establishes Endowed Graduate Student Support Fund

King County Assessor Lloyd Hara has established an Endowed Graduate Student Support Fund at the University of Washington’s Evans School of Public Affairs. The support fund is aimed at students who have academic merit, who are from economically disadvantaged backgrounds, and who have experience with diverse cultures. The fund is also aimed at students committed […]

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 31 No 36 | 9/1-9/70 Comments

Attorney Blaine Tamaki named Lawyer of the Year

Attorney Blaine Tamaki named Lawyer of the Year

Blaine Tamaki from Yakima was honored as Trial Lawyer of the Year by the Washington State Association for Justice.

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 31 No 36 | 9/1-9/70 Comments

Local art gallery IDEA Odyssey closes its doors

Local art gallery IDEA Odyssey closes its doors

IDEA Odyssey Gallery, unable to negotiate an agreement with its landlord, closed its doors on August 24. The gallery was located at 666 S. Jackson Street in the International District. IDEA Odyssey Gallery, co-founded by Carine del Rasario,

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 31 No 36 | 9/1-9/70 Comments

Uwajimaya Seattle celebrates Polynesian Weekend with Natsu Matsuri

Uwajimaya Seattle celebrates Polynesian Weekend with Natsu Matsuri

Uwajimaya Seattle hosted an outdoor Natsu Matsuri festival as part of Uwajimaya’s Polynesian Weekend on August 18 and 19. The festival included music, hula dance and taiko performances, food booths, children’s games, and more.

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 31 No 36 | 9/1-9/70 Comments

Judge stops ex-Toyota worker from leaving country

By Brett Barrouquerre The Associated Press LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A federal judge has ordered a former computer programmer for Toyota from leaving the United States, while the company investigates the damage done by an alleged computer hacking incident.

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Posted in National News, Vol 31 No 36 | 9/1-9/70 Comments

China AIDS patients topple gate of gov’t office

By Gillian Wong The Associated Press BEIJING (AP) — About 300 AIDS patients and their relatives tore down the main gate of a government office in central China during a protest Monday over unmet demands for financial assistance.

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Posted in Vol 31 No 36 | 9/1-9/7, World News0 Comments

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