Archive | Vol 31 No 37 | 9/8-9/14

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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