Archive | Vol 32 No 17 | 4/20-4/26

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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Judge Yu receives 2013 Civic Award from Municipal League

Judge Yu receives 2013 Civic Award from Municipal League

Judge Mary I. Yu received the Public Official of the Year Award from the Municipal League at their 2013 Civic Awards on Thursday, April 11.

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Sharon Maeda named executive director of new nonprofit

Sharon Maeda named executive director of new nonprofit

Sharon Maeda has been named executive director of a new nonprofit, 21 PROGRESS, based in Seattle. 

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2013 Washington Japanese Princesses announced

2013 Washington Japanese Princesses announced

The 2013 Washington State Japanese Princesses have been announced. They are Izumi Kahokuhulaokekai Hansen, Christine Kimiko Ito, Aspasea Elina McKenna, and Kristi Yukiko Nakata. The 2013 Washington state Japanese Queen  will be selected on May 4.

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China pulls ‘Django Unchained’ on day of premiere screening

China pulls ‘Django Unchained’ on day of premiere screening

By Digi Tang The Associated Press BEIJING, China (AP) — “Django Unchained” became “Django Unscreened” as Quentin Tarantino’s violent slave-revenge saga was pulled from Chinese theaters on its opening day, with the importer blaming an unspecified technical problem.

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Despite tensions, N. Korea lets tourists, athletes through borders

Despite tensions, N. Korea lets tourists, athletes through borders

By Eric Talmadge The Associated Press PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Despite North Korea’s warnings that the threat of war on the Korean Peninsula is so high it cannot guarantee the safety of foreign residents, it literally trotted out athletes from around the world on Sunday, April 14 — suggesting its concerns of an imminent […]

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Suu Kyi visit highlights Japan’s economic push in Myanmar

Suu Kyi visit highlights Japan’s economic push in Myanmar

By Elaine Kurtenbach AP Business Writer TOKYO, Japan (AP) — Japan’s long-deferred aspirations for a larger role in Myanmar are getting a boost this coming week with a visit by Nobel Peace Prize laureate and opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi. The visit by Suu Kyi, in Japan for the first time in 27 years, […]

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Binational couples await Supreme Court DOMA ruling

Binational couples await Supreme Court DOMA ruling

By Dave Gram The Associated Press MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Jason Kirchick and Christian Pinillos are worried not only about their future working at a struggling ski lodge, but also about their marriage.

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14-year-old Chinese golfer makes Masters cut

14-year-old Chinese golfer makes Masters cut

By Staff The Associated Press AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Guan Tianlang had plenty of adult supervision at the Masters. Officials kept a close eye on the 14-year-old Saturday, April 13, a day after a penalty for slow play nearly kept him from playing the weekend.

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Vietnamese American actress ‘disappointed’ by IMDb verdict

Vietnamese American actress ‘disappointed’ by IMDb verdict

By Evangeline Cafe Northwest Asian Weekly The curtain has closed on Huong Hoang’s real-life legal drama with the Internet Movie Database, or IMDb — at least for now. The actress, who uses the stage name “Junie Hoang,” sued the company after it published her birth date on her IMDb profile. Hoang had initially posted a […]

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It’s as American as apple pie…in Hong Kong

It’s as American as apple pie…in Hong Kong

By Wayne Chan Northwest Asian Weekly I’m on an important business trip in Hong Kong. I need to make sure I cover everything. Did I schedule a meeting with my attorney? Yes. A meeting with the packaging company? Check.

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EPA releases plan for polluted river

EPA releases plan for polluted river

By Charles Lam Northwest Asian Weekly The Duwamish River has long been a fishing ground for Asian and Pacific Islanders, but what

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High school diversity leaders awarded with scholarships

High school diversity leaders awarded with scholarships

By Staff Northwest Asian Weekly Diversity in education was the focus of the night on March 28, as the Northwest Asian Weekly

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Peter Kang named Executive Vice President of Production at Paramount

Peter Kang named Executive Vice President of Production at Paramount

Paramount Pictures announced the appointment of film

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KCSC plans on growth, expansion

KCSC plans on growth, expansion

By Zachariah Bryan Northwest Asian Weekly On August 19, 1983, the Korean Community Service Center (KCSC) was a vision shared by five

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EDITORIAL: What past tragedies have taught us

Shortly following the bombing of the Boston Marathon on April 15, thousands of Muslims rushed to social media in hopes of the perpetrator not being a Muslim.

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BLOG: Who will be the next Port Commissioner?

BLOG: Who will be the next Port Commissioner?

By Assunta Ng Will the next Port Commissioner be a male or female? Maybe a person of color? A labor advocate or community college trustee? Will it be someone from Seattle? Auburn?

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BLOG: A dinner to remember

BLOG: A dinner to remember

By  Assunta Ng What’s the most appropriate gift for a Japan expert’s retirement party? Sixty haikus and to let him pick your pocket?  

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