Archive | Vol 32 No 32 | 8/3-8/9

SF TV station fires 3 in connection with Asiana racist names scandal

SF TV station fires 3 in connection with Asiana racist names scandal

By Staff KoreAm Journal Following an in-house investigation, San Francisco TV station KTVU has dismissed three high-ranking producers involved with misreporting the names of four Asiana pilots with Flight 214, which crash landed upon arrival at San Francisco International Airport.

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Munn thinks love for Wonder Woman won’t win role

By Heather Tan The Associated Press SINGAPORE (AP) — Olivia Munn’s love for Wonder Woman may be no secret, but the actress doesn’t think she’d be likely to play the superheroine on the big screen.

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Feds charge 3 in Kan. sex trafficking conspiracy

Feds charge 3 in Kan. sex trafficking conspiracy

By Roxana Hegeman Associated Press WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Federal prosecutors on July 24 charged three people in a wide-ranging sex trafficking scheme operating at nine Asian massage parlors in Wichita, alleging they recruited women from outside Kansas and coerced them to engage in prostitution.

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Airport fence through Ore. internment camp opposed

Airport fence through Ore. internment camp opposed

By Staff The Associated Press KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. (AP) — Japanese-American groups and individuals are questioning plans to build a fence around the Tulelake Airport that would cut through the site of the World War II era Tule Lake internment camp.

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Caroline Kennedy nominated as ambassador to Japan

Caroline Kennedy nominated as ambassador to Japan

By Nedra Pickler and Bradley Klapper The Associated Press WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) — President Barack Obama announced July 24 he is nominating former first daughter Caroline Kennedy as U.S. ambassador to Japan, offering the most famous living member of a prominent American family a new role of service to country.

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S.D. city dedicates altar to first Chinese immigrants

By Staff The Associated Press DEADWOOD, S.D. (AP) — A ceremonial altar has been dedicated in Deadwood to honor Chinese immigrants who lived in the city when it was a frontier town.

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China microblogs praise Bo Xilai prosecution

By Staff The Associated Press BEIJING (AP) — China’s Twitter-like weibo microblogging services have become lively forums for commenting on the events of the day in China’s otherwise tightly controlled media landscape. On July 25, however, the comments about disgraced Chinese politician Bo Xilai’s indictment for alleged corruption, bribe taking, and abuse of power were […]

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Manila to move air force, navy near disputed sea

Manila to move air force, navy near disputed sea

By Jim Gomez The Associated Press MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippines plans to relocate major air force and navy camps to a former U.S. naval base northwest of Manila to gain faster access to waters being contested by China in the South China Sea, according to the country’s defense chief and a confidential government […]

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Cambodian opposition makes gains at polls

Cambodian opposition makes gains at polls

By Sopheng Cheang The Associated Press PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodia’s opposition appeared to make impressive gains in July 28’s general election, though the ruling party claimed a victory that would extend the mandate of longtime Prime Minister Hun Sen. The results, if confirmed, lend support to opposition contentions that the vote could usher […]

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COMMENTARY: Big Mac won’t satisfy Vietnamese desire for human rights

COMMENTARY: Big Mac won’t satisfy Vietnamese desire for human rights

By Andrew Lam New America Media Vietnam specializes in irony. Its president, Truong Tan Sang, is due to visited the White House recently, where he was expected to request a lifting of the U.S. ban on lethal weapons sales to his country while also seeking support for a bid to join the UN Human Rights […]

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US designers take trunk show to China

US designers take trunk show to China

By Samantha Critchell AP Fashion Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Rag & Bone, Marchesa, and Proenza Schouler, among the top in their class of cool, youngish New York-based fashion houses, took a field trip to China recently to start a dialogue with consumers there as they all have their eye on expansion.

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Stories from a second home

Stories from a second home

By Samantha Pak Northwest Asian Weekly The Celestials By Karen Shepard Tin House Books, 2013 In June 1870, Calvin Sampson hired 75 Chinese laborers in North Adams, Mass. to work at his factory. What the men didn’t know was that they were strikebreakers, or part of what Sampson called his “Chinese experiment.” The influx of […]

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Streetcar construction causes headaches in the ID

Streetcar construction causes headaches in the ID

By Charles Lam Northwest Asian Weekly According to the city, the First Hill Streetcar was supposed to help the International District grow, but so far local businesses say the only thing it’s grown is the list of transportation-related issues that have slowed the neighborhood’s already sluggish economic recovery.

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Uwajimaya to remodel Publix Hotel

Uwajimaya to remodel Publix Hotel

By Staff Northwest Asian Weekly One of the gateways into the International District will be getting a face-lift soon, as Uwajimaya Inc. prepares to remodel the Publix Hotel and the surrounding buildings, which are adjacent to the Chinatown Gate on 5th Avenue S and S King Street.

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Plastics bag ban detrimental to Asian supermarkets

By Charles Lam Northwest Asian Weekly Seattle’s plastic bag ban has had mixed results for businesses, but for Asian grocery stores the impact has been more negative than for most due to increased costs, misunderstandings from customers, and increased shoplifting.

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Densho Project honored by Society of American Archivists

Densho Project honored by Society of American Archivists

Seattle-based “Densho: The Japanese American Legacy Project,” led by Executive Director Tom Ikeda, received the Philip M. Hamer–Elizabeth Hamer Kegan Award given by the Society of American Archivists (SAA) for 2013. The award will be presented at a ceremony during the Council of State Archivists and SAA Joint Annual Meeting in New Orleans, Aug. 11–17, […]

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Emily Rio Barber crowned Miss Seafair 2013

Emily Rio Barber crowned Miss Seafair 2013

Filipino-American Emily Rio Barber was crowned Miss Seafair 2013 during the Torchlight parade July 27. She is the second Filipino-American Miss Seafair in a row, following Miss Seafair 2012 Veronica Asence.

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Bellevue hosts Fu Dog installation ceremony

Bellevue hosts Fu Dog installation ceremony

Bellevue hosted an installation ceremony on July 29, celebrating the sister city relationship between Bellevue and Hualien, Taiwan. Over 200 people attended the event.The ceremony was attended by multiple dignitaries, including Rep. Adam Smith, Bellevue Mayor Conrad Lee, multiple Bellevue City Councilmembers, Hualien First Lady Zhang Mei-Hui, and numerous business and government leaders from Taiwan. […]

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Community gathers to send off Mark Mitsui

Community gathers to send off Mark Mitsui

Over 100 community members gathered at the Four Seas restaurant on July 17 to send off former North Seattle

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BLOG: Internees created art to cope

BLOG: Internees created art to cope

By Assunta Ng Making art is a way to kill time and pain. Lee’s words reminded me of some of the exquisite artwork made by Japanese Americans who were being incarcerated during World War II.

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