Archive | Vol 32 No 16 | 4/13-4/19

Michael Itti appointed as executive director of the Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs

Michael Itti appointed as executive director of the Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs

Governor Jay Inslee appointed  Michael Itti as the executive director of the Washington State Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs in early April. Itti is a second generation Thai-Chinese American born and raised in Washington. He will advise the governor, the Legislature, state agencies, and local government on policies, programs, and needs of the Asian […]

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InterIm CDA hosts annual Refresh Gala, honors Norm Rice

InterIm CDA hosts annual Refresh Gala, honors Norm Rice

InterIm Community Development Association hosted their annual Refresh Gala on Saturday, April 6, raising funds to support their low-income housing programs. In total, the event raised over $130,000, which will go towards providing housing and services to immigrants and refugees.

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Former Taiwan vice president visits University of Washington

Former Taiwan vice president visits University of Washington

Former Taiwan Vice President Annette Lu Hsiu-lien visited the University of Washington on Friday, April 5, giving a lecture entitled, “A New Perspective on the Asia Pacific.” Her talk covered issues including the disputed island territory claimed by Taiwan, Japan, and China, as well as new strategies for improving foreign relations in the Asia-Pacific region.

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Tule Lake Committee receives grant for prison restoration

Tule Lake Committee receives grant for prison restoration

National Park Service director Jonathan B. Jarvis announced on April 6 that the NPS Japanese American Confinement Sites Program awarded the Tule Lake Committee with a $192,467 grant to begin restoration work for the concrete jail located on the Tule Lake National Historic Landmark segregation center property.

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Japanese fish hitch ride on boat to Washington beach

By Staff The Associated Press LONG BEACH, Wash. (AP) — What a long and strange trip it’s been for a small striped fish native to Japan that apparently hitched a cross-Pacific ride in a small boat believed to be part of a tide of debris from that country’s March 2011 tsunami.

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California governor looks to China for investments

California governor looks to China for investments

By Juliet Williams The Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Jerry Brown has designs on building some of the most expensive public works projects in the nation and wants to keep the state moving forward in its slow recovery from the recession. Where better to go searching for the money to further those […]

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Defiant Vietnamese farmer sentenced to 5 years in jail

Defiant Vietnamese farmer sentenced to 5 years in jail

By Chris Brummitt The Associated Press HAIPHONG, Vietnam (AP) — A court sentenced a family of four Vietnamese fish farmers to between two and five years in prison on Friday, April 5 after finding them guilty of attempted murder for fighting back with homemade guns and land mines against a state eviction squad.

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China offers to reduce friction

China offers to reduce friction

By Charles Hutzler The Associated Press BOAO, China (AP) — With pressure growing on Beijing to get North Korea to step back from its war-like footing, Chinese President Xi Jinping said Sunday, April 7 that no one country should be allowed to upset world peace and added China would work to reduce tensions over regional […]

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Leak feared at Japan nuke plant

By Mari Yamaguchi The Associated Press TOKYO, Japan (AP) — The operator of Japan’s crippled nuclear plant said Saturday, April 6 that it was moving tons of highly radioactive water from a temporary storage tank to another after detecting signs of leakage, in a blow to the plant’s struggles with tight storage space.     

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PWEKA searching for Filipino art to display

Pinoy Words Expressed Kultura Arts (PWEKA) is curating the Pagdiriwang Filipino American Art display at the Seattle Center Armory Building on June 8 to June 9. They are looking for submissions. The theme this year is “Through Our Eyes.” Filipino American artists are invited to submit files of their original artwork, up to 5 pieces, […]

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CelebrAsian Conference connects Asian American businesses

CelebrAsian Conference connects Asian American businesses

USPAACC will hold its annual flagship event, CelebrAsian Business Opportunity Conference 2013, from June 3 to June 5 at the Hyatt Regency Orange County in Garden Grove, Calif. This year’s theme is “We are the Future: Immigrants. Citizens. Innovators.”

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Three tales of folk and fantasy

Three tales of folk and fantasy

By Samantha Pak Northwest Asian Weekly Forgotten Country By Catherine Chung Riverhead Books, 2012 Ever since the Japanese occupation in Korea, each generation in Janie’s family has lost a daughter. Because of this, Janie is charged, at a very young age, to protect and keep her sister Hannah safe. When Hannah suddenly cuts all ties […]

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I’ll eat anything so long as it’s not baaaaaaaaad

I’ll eat anything so long as it’s not baaaaaaaaad

By Wayne Chan Northwest Asian Weekly Since when did being a good parent also mean making yourself look like an idiot? That’s exactly what happened last weekend when we went out with some friends for an adventurous night of dining. But before I get there, let me give you some backstory.

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Seattle man indicted of federal hate crime

The Department of Justice announced April 2 that a federal grand jury sitting in Seattle has indicted Jamie Larson, 49, on a federal hate crime charge relating to a racially-motivated assault of a 50-year-old Sikh man.

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Seattle Central seeks nominations for Alumni Award

Seattle Central Community College is seeking nominations for its 2013 Distinguished Alumni Award. The award will be given to a graduate who exemplifies achievement in his or her particular endeavor in life, including academic, professional, and civic activities.

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BLOG: Should the Asian community support only its own candidates and not white ones?

BLOG: Should the Asian community support only its own candidates and not white ones?

By Assunta Ng Earlier this year, several Asian Americans stood with Rod Dembowski instead of Rep. Cindy Ryu, a Korean American, in a contested King County Council race. Dembowski, who is white and won by a council vote of five to eight, is now a council member, finishing the remainder of Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s […]

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Medina divided over Chen appeal — City sees full chambers concerning discrimination suit

Medina divided over Chen appeal — City sees full chambers concerning discrimination suit

By Charles Lam Northwest Asian Weekly While Medina citizens are still divided on the issue, the Medina City Council is deciding what

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More than just the money — Asian American NFL agent seeks character in clients

More than just the money — Asian American NFL agent seeks character in clients

By Jason J. Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly “Show me the money!” That line made famous by Cuba Gooding Jr. in the movie “Jerry Maguire” exemplifies the greed of sports management. Eugene Lee, professional sports agent, is seeking to go beyond this. As the NFL Draft takes place on April 20, Lee will be tending to […]

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The Tokyo String Quartet plays one last show in Seattle

The Tokyo String Quartet plays one last show in Seattle

By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly “Seattle is so beautiful,” Kikuei Ikeda of the Toyko String Quartet said in an email interview. “One thing I particularly love about that area is the nature — the city has both a beautiful mountain and a beautiful ocean — it is almost like the feeling I have when […]

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EDITORIAL: Police chief  ’s departure a chance for progress

John Diaz retired as Seattle’s Police Chief last Monday, after four years marred by mishandlings of unrest, overuse of violence, and resistance from the Police Department to mandated reforms.

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