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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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