Archive | Vol 32 No 14 | 3/30-4/5

Artist Kip Fulbeck signs books at Wing Luke Museum’s Annual Dinner and Auction

Artist Kip Fulbeck signs books at Wing Luke Museum’s Annual Dinner and Auction

Spoken word artist, film director, author, and professor Kip Fulbeck was present at the Wing Luke Annual Dinner and Auction as a special guest, signing copies of his fourth book, “Mixed: Portraits of Multiracial Kids.”

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Jaipur Avenue chai tea makes splash at Seattle Vegfest

Jaipur Avenue chai tea makes splash at Seattle Vegfest

Among the many booths of volunteers passing out over 500 different samples at the Vegetarians of Washington’s Annual Vegfest last weekend, one company’s booth was staffed by its actual owner. Seattle-based Jaipur Avenue’s owner Rahul Zaveri spent the festival working at his company’s table, passing out samples of Indian chai tea. The tea, which is […]

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Shorecrest dance crew takes first place at WIAA Dance and Drill Championships

Shorecrest dance crew takes first place at WIAA Dance and Drill Championships

The Shorecrest High School Hip Hop Dance Team took first place, over seven other high schools in the 3A hip-hop category at the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association’s State Dance and Drill Championships on Friday, March 22. The event was hosted at the Yakima Sun Dome.

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Jun-Ai producer and actress Keiko Kobayashi visits Seattle screening

Jun-Ai producer and actress Keiko Kobayashi visits Seattle screening

Jun-Ai executive producer and lead actress Keiko Kobayashi visited Seattle on Saturday, March 16, attending the movie’s Seattle screening, which was hosted at the Nisei Veterans Hall. The screening attracted over 200 viewers.

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A diplomatic star is born in China’s first lady

A diplomatic star is born in China’s first lady

By Christopher Bodeen The Associated Press BEIJING, China (AP) — Glamorous new first lady Peng Liyuan has emerged as Chinese diplomacy’s latest star, charming audiences and cutting a very different profile from her all-but invisible predecessors on her debut official visit abroad to Russia. A celebrated performer on state television, Peng featured prominently in Chinese […]

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China punishes North Korea as US asks for more

By Charles Hutzler The Associated Press BEIJING, China (AP) — China is trying to punish ally North Korea for its nuclear and missile tests, stepping up inspections of North Korean-bound cargo. It’s a calibrated effort to send a message without further provoking a testy Pyongyang government.

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Death toll in Thai refugee camp fire rises to 35

By Staff The Associated Press BANGKOK, Thailand (AP) — The number of Myanmar refugees killed in a fire at a camp in northwestern Thailand has risen to 35, Thai officials said Saturday, March 23.

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Oakland board closes 3 top schools serving Asians

By Staff The Associated Press OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland school board has narrowly voted to shut down three of California’s highest-performing public schools amid allegations of fraud and financial mismanagement.

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Japanese diplomat sentenced in violence case

By Rafu Shimpo Staff New America Media REDWOOD CITY, Calif. — Yoshiaki Nagaya, 33, vice consul at the Japanese Consulate in San Francisco, has been sentenced to one year in jail for domestic abuse.

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UW musicians tour China

UW musicians tour China

By Hayat Norimine Northwest Asian Weekly Nearly 10 years ago, University of Washington Wind Ensemble Conductor Tim Salzman helped a student finance his education. That small act, years later, eventually led to a partnership with the China Conservatory.

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A-pop! On both screens — Winning awards, winning reality, and the first well-developed Asian comedy character

A-pop! On both screens — Winning awards, winning reality, and the first well-developed Asian comedy character

By Vivian Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly It may be officially springtime, but the vestiges of winter and its awards season still linger. Read on to see how Asians have been winning in the media this past month.

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BLOG: Mistaken identities

BLOG: Mistaken identities

By Assunta Ng McDermott and McDermott Why did Congressman Jim McDermott, 76, of the 7th District, and King County Councilmember Joe McDermott,

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BLOG: Publisher Ng’s favorite foods at Vegfest 2013

BLOG: Publisher Ng’s favorite foods at Vegfest 2013

By  Assunta Ng Zero calories, no fat, no sugar, low sodium, all natural, and meatless are the key words in many of the food labels at Veggie Fest, which took place last Sunday, March 24 at the Seattle Center. I munched and munched so much at the fest that I must have sampled at least […]

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PICTORIAL: A Night with the Wing

PICTORIAL: A Night with the Wing

The Wing Luke hosted their annual dinner and auction on Saturday, March 23, raising over $315,000 for their educational and public programs. Over 500 people attended the event, which was hosted by Teresa Yuan of KING 5 and held at the Seattle Sheraton. The event featured both live and silent auctions, featuring dozens of items […]

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South Seattle coalition holds forum demanding equity in construction jobs

South Seattle coalition holds forum demanding equity in construction jobs

By Charles Lam Northwest Asian Weekly When it comes to jobs, South Seattle is left out, according to GotGreen and the Construction Jobs Equity Association, a South Seattle coalition of  community organizations.

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Chen wins case, jury awards $2 million to former Medina chief

Chen wins case, jury awards $2 million to former Medina chief

By Charles Lam Northwest Asian Weekly A federal jury found on Tuesday, March 26 that Medina city manager Donna Hanson’s firing of former Police Chief

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Companionship found at Tacoma’s Korean Women’s Association

Companionship found at Tacoma’s Korean Women’s Association

By James Tabafunda NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY Marlene Rosevear, who retired over a decade ago, looks forward to her weekly six-mile commute to Tacoma. With her husband’s retirement last year, she now has someone to accompany her.

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No bail for man who leaked US secrets to China

No bail for man who leaked US secrets to China

By Audrey McAvoy The Associated Press HONOLULU, Hawaii (AP) — A federal judge denied bail Monday, March 25 to a civilian defense contractor accused of giving military secrets to a Chinese girlfriend half his age, saying he poses a danger to national security. U.S. Magistrate Judge Richard Puglisi ordered Benjamin Bishop, 59, to remain in […]

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EDITORIAL: Don’t be afraid to speak up

Asian upbringings stress the importance of intrapersonal strength. When something goes wrong, members of our community internalize the issue, not making much of a fuss. This isn’t a bad way to go about things. It makes people stronger and less likely to crack under pressure. It makes people harder workers. But, it’s also not always […]

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