Archive | Vol 31 No 39 | 9/22-9/28

Northwest Asian Weekly welcomes new editor

The Northwest Asian Weekly welcomed a new editor Sunday, Sept. 9, as former editor Tiffany Ran left to pursue a career opportunity in the restaurant industry. Charles Lam, who was born in San Jose, Calif. to two Vietnam War refugees, will be taking over her duties. In addition to acting as editor for the paper, […]

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Delegation from Seattle to travel to Hiroshima for museum dedication

Delegation from Seattle to travel to Hiroshima for museum dedication

A delegation chosen by the city of Hiroshima will be traveling to Japan on Oct. 31 for the dedication of the Dr. Floyd Schmoe Museum of Houses for Hiroshima. After the bombing of Hiroshima, Dr. Schmoe traveled to Japan in 1949 and 1954 to rebuild houses that were damaged. He was assisted by three other […]

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Aung San Suu Kyi visits US as Myanmar releases prisoners

Aung San Suu Kyi visits US as Myanmar releases prisoners

By Matthew Pennington THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON (AP) — Myanmar democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi, renowned for her peaceful struggle against military rule, began a marathon tour of the United States on Monday, Sept. 17, the latest milestone in her remarkable journey from political prisoner to globe-trotting stateswoman.

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Japanese, Chinese ships exchange warnings

By Malcolm Foster THE ASSOCIATED PRESS TOKYO, JAPAN (AP) — Chinese and Japanese government ships exchanged warnings Friday, Sept. 14, in waters near disputed islands in the East China Sea, while Tokyo called on Beijing to protect its citizens amid anti-Japan protests and reported assaults in China.

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China, US file trade cases against each other

By Joe McDonald THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BEIJING, CHINA (AP) — China filed a World Trade Organization case on Monday, Sept. 17, challenging U.S. anti-dumping measures on billions of dollars of kitchen appliances, paper, and other goods, adding to worsening trade strains as global demand weakens.

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Rep. Santos receives service award from UW Multicultural Alumni Partnership

Rep. Santos receives service award from UW Multicultural Alumni Partnership

State Representative Sharon Tomiko Santos has been selected for a 2012 Distinguished Community Service Award by the University of Washington Multicultural Alumni Partnership. Rep. Santos has served the 37th district since 1996 and is a former House Minority Whip. In addition, she has worked as a volunteer for the Wing Luke Museum, the Asian Pacific […]

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US filmmaker says he won’t return to besieged home

US filmmaker says he won’t return to besieged home

By Staff THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LOS ANGELES (AP) — A filmmaker linked to an anti-Islamic movie inflaming protests across the Middle East said following an interview with law enforcement officials that he would not return to his home, possibly heading into hiding, authorities said.

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Study: ID laws could disrupt minority voters

By Sonya Ross THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON (AP) — As many as 700,000 minority voters under age 30 may not be able to cast a ballot in November because of photo ID laws in certain states, according to a new study. The lower turnout could affect several House races, as well as the tight presidential […]

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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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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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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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“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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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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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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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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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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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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“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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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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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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