Archive | April 2013

JACL hosts 91st Annual Banquet and Fundraiser

JACL hosts 91st Annual Banquet and Fundraiser

The Seattle chapter of the Japanese American Citizens League hosted it 91st Annual Banquet and Fundraiser on Saturday, April 20, raising funds for the organization’s community programs.

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 32 No 18 | 4/27-5/30 Comments

Korean Orchestra visits Benaroya Hall, performs

Korean Orchestra visits Benaroya Hall, performs

The Daejeon Yeonjeng Municipal Orchestra and Morning Star Korean Cultural Center presented a performance of Korea Fantasy at Benaroya Hall on Monday, April 22 to a near capacity audience. Daejeon and Seattle are sister cities.

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 32 No 18 | 4/27-5/30 Comments

Cheryl Chow remembered at memorial ceremony

Cheryl Chow remembered at memorial ceremony

Approximately 800 people gathered to celebrate the life of Cheryl Chow on Saturday, April 20 at Town Hall Seattle.  Chow, who was diagnosed with cancer in 2011, passed away on March 29 at the age of 66.

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 32 No 18 | 4/27-5/30 Comments

LeHama Jewelry closes its doors after 33 years

LeHama Jewelry closes its doors after 33 years

LeHama Jewelry closed it doors on Saturday, April 20, after 33 years of serving the Asian community in Seattle.

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Trial starts for aides of Asian NYC mayoral hopeful

Trial starts for aides of Asian NYC mayoral hopeful

By Tom Hays The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — The trial of two former associates of a candidate seeking to become New York City’s first Asian-American mayor began Monday, April 15 with jury selection in federal court in Manhattan.

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Posted in National News, Vol 32 No 18 | 4/27-5/30 Comments

US, Vietnam far apart on human rights

By Chris Brummitt and Matthew Pennington The Associated Press HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Vietnamese authorities seeking to stop a well-known democracy activist from meeting an American diplomat last weekend deployed an unusual weapon — a group of elderly ladies.

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Posted in National News, Vol 32 No 18 | 4/27-5/30 Comments

Condition of raped 5-year-old Indian girl improves

By Nirmala George The Associated Press NEW DELHI, India (AP) — The condition of a 5-year-old girl who was allegedly kidnapped, raped, and tortured by a man and then left alone in a locked room in India’s capital for two days has improved, a doctor said Sunday, April 21 as protests continued over the authorities’ […]

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South Koreans hope to return to Kaesong factories

By Youkyung Lee AP Business Writer SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The South Korean entrepreneurs who invested up to 10 years and millions of dollars in the Kaesong industrial complex, a symbol of economic collaboration between the Koreas that is now shuttered by the North, have little more than hope to cling to as assembly […]

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Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month coming to Seattle Center

The Seattle Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month Celebration will be taking place from 11:45 a.m. to 5 p.m. on May 5 at the Seattle Center Armory.

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Posted in Briefs, Vol 32 No 18 | 4/27-5/30 Comments

Following the ‘13 Assassins’

Following the ‘13 Assassins’

By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly When director Eiichi Kudo went into pre-production for his 1963 samurai film “13 Assassins,” he had no way of knowing that he would help pioneer a new age in samurai cinema.  Kudo worked with screenwriter Kaneo Ikegami, who’d written another film, “Seventeen Ninja,” released earlier that same year, and […]

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Posted in At the Movies, Vol 32 No 18 | 4/27-5/30 Comments

The Layup Drill — An Asian golf prodigy makes his debut at the Masters, a software tycoon tries to turn back Seattle’s NBA bid, and more…

The Layup Drill — An Asian golf prodigy makes his debut at the Masters, a software tycoon tries to turn back Seattle’s NBA bid, and more…

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Welcome to another edition of The Layup Drill. This month, we take a look at the impressive Masters debut of Guan Tianlang, the man who is Vivek Ranadivé, and Yu Darvish’s nearly perfect performance.

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Posted in Sports, The Layup Drill, Vol 32 No 18 | 4/27-5/32 Comments

Smithsonian APA director on history and the Wing Luke

Smithsonian APA director on history and the Wing Luke

By Zachariah Bryan Northwest Asian Weekly Museums are essential to telling the Asian American story, said Konrad Ng, director of the Asian Pacific

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Posted in Features, Profiles, Vol 32 No 18 | 4/27-5/30 Comments

Undetonated bombs in Laos see Seattle talk

Undetonated bombs in Laos see Seattle talk

By Elizabeth Wang Northwest Asian Weekly During the Vietnam War, over 2 million tons of ordnance was dropped into Laos by the United States. Roughly 30

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Posted in Community News, Features, Vol 32 No 18 | 4/27-5/32 Comments

Seattle Youth Symphony Orchestra celebrates 70 years instrumental to young musicians’ success

Seattle Youth Symphony Orchestra celebrates 70 years instrumental to young musicians’ success

By Deanna Duff Northwest Asian Weekly Bows glide across violins as fingers tap out compositions on trumpets. As the symphony warms up at Benaroya

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, Features, Vol 32 No 18 | 4/27-5/30 Comments

Earthquake hits Sichuan, kills hundreds

By Gillian Wong The Associated Press LUSHAN, China (AP) — Luo Shiqiang sat near chunks of concrete, bricks, and a ripped orange sofa, and told how his grandfather was just returning from feeding chickens when their house collapsed and crushed him to death in this weekend’s powerful earthquake in southwestern China.

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Posted in Vol 32 No 18 | 4/27-5/3, World News2 Comments

EDITORIAL: China’s Red Cross needs reformation

As donations began flowing into Sichuan after the recent earthquake, something curious happened. The Red Cross Society of China, the government-administered Red Cross association operating in Mainland China, was receiving donations at a level lower than other private aid organizations. By the end of Sunday, one day after the earthquake, the Red Cross had only […]

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Posted in Editorials, Vol 32 No 18 | 4/27-5/30 Comments

BLOG: “I love you”

BLOG: “I love you”

By Assunta Ng Outsiders knew the late Cheryl Chow as intense, tough, and intimidating. One former student, now a successful entrepreneur, told me that he was scared of her when she was a principal with the Seattle Public Schools.

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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 32 No 18 | 4/27-5/30 Comments

BLOG: The Lockes come home

BLOG: The Lockes come home

By Assunta Ng U.S. Ambassador to China Gary Locke and his wife Mona returned to Seattle last weekend for the memorials of Cheryl Chow and Blair Butterworth. Chow’s was on April 20 and Butterworth’s was the following day — coincidentally at the same place, Town Hall.

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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 32 No 18 | 4/27-5/30 Comments

BLOG: A dinner for Chinese media

BLOG: A dinner for Chinese media

By Assunta Ng What does Washington state mean to Chinese people?

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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 32 No 18 | 4/27-5/30 Comments

SAM Chinese Art Curator to join Chinese University of Hong Kong

SAM Chinese Art Curator to join Chinese University of Hong Kong

Josh Yiu, Foster Foundation Curator of Chinese Art at the Seattle Art Museum (SAM), has accepted the position of Associate Director of the Art Museum at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Yiu has been at SAM since 2006 and will be leaving his post effective July.

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 32 No 17 | 4/20-4/261 Comment

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