Archive | Vol 32 No 15 | 4/6-4/12

Commentary: “Medina: Do the right thing”

Commentary: “Medina: Do the right thing”

Medina recently lost a major racial discrimination lawsuit filed by former Police Chief Jeff Chen. Now, the city must decide whether to appeal or not. An appeal would be the wrong thing to do and a waste of taxpayers’ money. Here’s why …

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Name in the News: JCCCW hosts Tomodachi Luncheon, honors Tsutakawa family and Mariners president

Name in the News: JCCCW hosts Tomodachi Luncheon, honors Tsutakawa family and Mariners president

The Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Washington (JCCCW) hosted their 5th annual Tomodachi Luncheon on Thursday, March 28, raising over $67,000 to help support JCCCW programs and underwrite the organization’s daily operations …

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Name in the News: North South Foundation hosts regional academic competition

Name in the News: North South Foundation hosts regional academic competition

The North South Foundation (NSF) Seattle Chapter hosted its regional academic bee competition on March 23 and March 24, testing Indian American K–12 students on spelling, vocabulary, math, science, geography, essay writing, and public speaking.

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Name in the News: Brad Miyake soon to be acting Bellevue City Manager

Name in the News: Brad Miyake soon to be acting Bellevue City Manager

Bellevue Deputy City Manager Brad Miyake will become acting city manager once current city manager Steve Sarkozy officially resigns on May 15. He will serve as city manager until a national search team can find a replacement.

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Name in the news: Sir Ben Kingsley to receive Fellowship Award

Name in the news: Sir Ben Kingsley to receive Fellowship Award

Sir Ben Kingsley will be receiving the Fellowship Award at this year’s Asian’s Awards, which is hosted in the United Kingdom …

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A Colorful Musical Journey to visit Seattle

A Colorful Musical Journey to visit Seattle

Since immigrating to the United States, Dr. Austin Huang has worked to preserve his Chinese heritage through music. On Sunday, April 21, Huang will present A Colorful Musical Journey, an Asian American’s Musical Dream Concert, at Benaroya Hall — a performance that blends traditional Chinese music with Western orchestral music …

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WASITRAC launches drive against cancer to support international students

At 25, most young men and women are trying to fulfill their dreams, but Arunabh has been fighting for his life against leukemia for the past four years. Arunabh is one of hundreds of thousands of international students that come to the United States each year, bringing with them much-needed revenue and talent to support higher education.

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PICTORIAL: A night of friends, family, and Brad Owen

PICTORIAL: A night of friends, family, and Brad Owen

To thank Lt. Governor Brad Owen and his wife Linda for their contributions to the Asian community, the Northwest Asian Weekly hosted a celebratory dinner in his honor.

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Behind the scenes at the Owen celebration

Behind the scenes at the Owen celebration

Many in the audience at the NW Asian Weekly’s event knew that Owen could play the saxophone well, but no one knew that he had been secretly practicing a Chinese song for the occasion. After the saxophone performance, he sang a rendition of Teresa Teng’s “The Moon Represents My Heart.” …

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Bright lights and twilight, a film review of “From Up On Poppy Hill”

Bright lights and twilight, a film review of “From Up On Poppy Hill”

By Andrew Hamlin NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY Rating:  “From Up On Poppy Hill” is the second anime feature from Goro Miyazaki, son of the famed anime master Hayao Miyazaki of Studio Ghilbi fame. The film proves a substantial improvement over his first feature, “Tales from Earthsea” (a film I actually liked), and a story impressive for […]

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Posted in At the Movies, Reviews, Vol 32 No 15 | 4/6-4/120 Comments

‘I Am Filipino’ exhibit celebrates one year at The Wing

‘I Am Filipino’ exhibit celebrates one year at The Wing

The Filipino American identity has been a fixture at the Wing Luke Museum for over a year and is looking for community input …

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Lt. Gov. Brad Owen honored at Seattle Chinatown dinner

Lt. Gov. Brad Owen honored at Seattle Chinatown dinner

Though politicians were plentiful at the March 31 event honoring Lt. Governor Brad Owen, it wasn’t a political affair. Rather, the Sunday dinner was about fun and celebration.

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Cheryl Chow, educator and former city council member, passes away at 66

Cheryl Chow, educator and former city council member, passes away at 66

Cheryl Chow, former member of the Seattle School Board and city council and daughter of the late Chinatown leader Ruby Chow, passed away at her home on Friday, March 29. She was 66 years old.

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