Archive | August 2013

Michael Shiosaki, State Sen. Ed Murray marry

Michael Shiosaki, State Sen. Ed Murray marry

Seattle Parks Director of Planning Michael Shiosaki and State Sen. and Mayoral Candidate Ed Murray married on Aug. 10 at St. Mark’s Cathedral on Capitol Hill before a crowd of 250.

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Two Mercer Island kids place at Junior U.S. Open of Judo

Two Mercer Island kids place at Junior U.S. Open of Judo

Two young Mercer Island residents placed at the 2013 Junior U.S. Open of Judo, which took place July 26 – 29 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

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Jerry Lee awarded Spirit of America award

Jerry Lee awarded Spirit of America award

MulvannyG2 Chairman Jerry Lee was awarded the Spirit of America award by the Chinese American Citizens Alliance (C.A.C.A.), one of the nation’s oldest civil rights organizations, on Aug. 10. The award was presented to Lee at the C.A.C.A.’s Gala Dinner and Grand Ball in Oakland, Calif. as part of the Alliance’s 52nd Biennial National Convention.

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Cheryl Shaw named president of World Affairs Council

Cheryl Shaw named president of World Affairs Council

Cheryl Shaw joined the World Affairs of Seattle council as president on Aug. 5. The World Affairs Council of Seattle is a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating global citizens. The organization operates multiple programs, bringing international leaders in the arts, business, politics, and academia to the Seattle area. It is one of four World Affairs […]

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White leader of Boston Asian gang gets 20 years

By Staff The Associated Press BOSTON (AP) — The white leader of an Asian gang who earned the nickname “White Devil John” has been sentenced to 20 years in prison on drug trafficking and money laundering charges.

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Calif. shark ban argued in Federal court

Calif. shark ban argued in Federal court

By Staff The Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Obama administration is supporting Chinese-American business organizations in their effort to block enforcement of California’s ban on shark fin soup.

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Fallen Chinese political star to go on trial

Fallen Chinese political star to go on trial

By Gillian Wong The Associated Press BEIJING (AP) — Disgraced Chinese politician Bo Xilai goes on trial Aug. 22 on corruption charges in a case crafted to minimize damage to the Communist Party and avoid exposure of party infighting or human rights abuses.

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Vietnam frees dissident on appeal

Vietnam frees dissident on appeal

By Chris Brummitt Associated Press HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — A Vietnamese appeals court overturned a six-year prison sentence against a dissident and halved the jail term of another in a rare show of leniency by the country’s Communist authorities.

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Koreas agree to family talks

By Hyung-Jin Kim The Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Sunday accepted a South Korean offer for talks on reuniting families separated by war, but proposed separate talks on resuming lucrative tours to a scenic North Korean mountain in an apparent effort to link the two discussions.

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Philippine diplomat accepts Iowa apology

Philippine diplomat accepts Iowa apology

By Ryan J. Foley The Associated Press IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) _ The Philippine ambassador to the U.S. personally called Iowa Public Safety Commissioner K. Brian London on Aug. 16 to seek an explanation of London’s statement that he believed Filipinos were difficult to polygraph and said he accepted his apology.

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Stella Chien — 2013 Visionary Award Recipient

Stella Chien — 2013 Visionary Award Recipient

This October, the Northwest Asian Weekly presents the Visionary Awards Gala, an event honoring visionaries in the APA community. By Nina Huang Northwest Asian Weekly The completion of the Seattle Chinese Garden would be Stella Chien’s dream come true. Chien has played an integral role in the garden since its beginning. She loves flowers and […]

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The Layup Drill — Asians represent in the ring, on the screen, and abroad

The Layup Drill — Asians represent in the ring, on the screen, and abroad

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Welcome to another edition of The Layup Drill.  It’s the dog days of summer, and we’re going to take a look at the return of Michelle Kwan, the Korean Zombie, a female MMA’s YouTube KO and the ups and downs of women golfers.

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PICTORIAL: Vying for attention — Scenes from the Ethnic Media Meet and Greet

PICTORIAL: Vying for attention — Scenes from the Ethnic Media Meet and Greet

Over 30 candidates vying for political office attended the 4th annual Sea Beez Ethnic Media–Candidates Meet and Greet at the Nagomi Tea House on Aug. 15 in an effort to introduce themselves to communities of color. Candidates made it to the International District from as far away as Fircrest to make one minute speeches and […]

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COMMENTARY: Tiphares vs Elysium — Welcome to the Age of Appropriation

COMMENTARY: Tiphares vs Elysium — Welcome to the Age of Appropriation

By Andrew Lam New America Media Many years ago, before the age of cyperspace, I found a Japanese manga series at a specialty bookstore in San Francisco. Created by Yukito Kishiro, Battle Angel Alita is the story of a post apocalyptic world where humans scavenge to survive, many using robotic technology to replace lost limbs. […]

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250 Japanese delegates celebrate 50 year relationship

250 Japanese delegates celebrate 50 year relationship

By Mike Baker The Associated Press OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — After 50 years, the relationship between Washington and Japan’s Hyogo Prefecture is stronger than ever.

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Festivalgoers embrace Little Saigon

Festivalgoers embrace Little Saigon

By Hailey Way UW Newslab At the third annual Celebrate Little Saigon Festival on August 17, the sun shined, beer and Vietnamese coffee flowed, Vietnamese food was plentiful and the entertainment catered to people of all ages.

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Asian America at Bumbershoot

Asian America at Bumbershoot

By Charles Lam Northwest Asian Weekly This year’s Bumbershoot, scheduled to take place Labor Day Weekend (Aug. 31 – Sept 2) at the Seattle Center, is set to be one of the largest Bumbershoots in recent history due to a refreshed, Seattle-friendly line up.

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BLOG: Live band surprises Uwajimaya’s CEO?

BLOG: Live band surprises Uwajimaya’s CEO?

By Assunta Ng A live band marched into Uwajimaya on the morning of Aug. 21 to surprise its CEO, Tomoko Moriguchi Matsuno, for her 68th birthday.

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BLOG: The Okis create their own waves of philanthropy

BLOG: The Okis create their own waves of philanthropy

By Assunta Ng Many Asian Americans know Scott Oki as the ex-Microsoft multi-millionaire and owner of 11 Washington state golf courses, including the

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EDITORIAL: LGBT community still needs active support

Last week, San Antonio City Councilmember Elisa Chan found herself in hot water due to comments she made expressing her views on homosexuality while unknowingly being recorded by a now former staffer during a meeting discussing a nondiscrimination ordinance, including her belief that same-sex couples should not be allowed to adopt and that homosexuality was […]

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