Archive | Vol 32 No 7 | 2/9-2/15

Kendee Yamaguchi hired as Director of Policy, Legislative Affairs, and External Relations of the Attorney General’s office

Kendee Yamaguchi hired as Director of Policy, Legislative Affairs, and External Relations of the Attorney General’s office

Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced the hiring of Kendee Yamaguchi as Director of Policy, Legislative Affairs, and External Relations on Tuesday, Feb. 5. As the executive director of the Washington State Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs, Yamaguchi served as a small agency cabinet member and advised the governor, state agencies, the Legislature, and local […]

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Japanese Consul General Ota to end Seattle diplomatic mission

Japanese Consul General Ota to end Seattle diplomatic mission

Japanese Consul General to Seattle Kiyokazu Ota and his wife will be leaving Seattle in the month of February to receive his new diplomatic assignment in Japan. Consul Ota has served at the Seattle consulate for the past three years,  being part of a period of close cooperation of the two countries. Consul General Ota’s […]

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Kin On announces new board of director members

Kin On announces new board of director members

Kin On Community Health Care and the Kin On Health Care Center announced new additions to their board directors and new executive officers during their annual meeting on Dec. 4, 2012.

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Mayor McGinn kicks off campaign in South Seattle

Mayor McGinn kicks off campaign in South Seattle

Mayor McGinn kicked off his re-election campaign on January 9 at an event hosted at the Filipino Community Center in South Seattle.

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Chinese truck explosion caused by illegal fireworks

Chinese truck explosion caused by illegal fireworks

By Didi Tang The Associated Press BEIJING, China (AP) — A truck that exploded and caused an elevated stretch of a highway to collapse in central China, killing 10 people, was loaded with holiday fireworks that were illegally produced and transported, authorities said Saturday, Feb. 2.

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Licenses, college aid shape Washington immigration debate

By Manuel Valdes The Associated Press SEATTLE (AP) — Emboldened by the critical role minorities played in the November elections, immigrant rights advocates in Olympia want to play offense this year.

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Vietnam deports US activist who was held for 9 months

Vietnam deports US activist who was held for 9 months

By Shaya Tayefe Mohajer The Associated Press LOS ANGELES, Calif. (AP) — A Vietnamese American accused of conspiring to overthrow Vietnam’s communist government smiled broadly as he reunited with his family after he was deported back to the United States. Nguyen Quoc Quan, who had been detained for nine months, was greeted by his wife, […]

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5 accused men plead not guilty in India gang rape

By Nirmala George The Associated Press NEW DELHI, India (AP) — Five men pleaded not guilty Saturday, Feb. 2 after being formally indicted in a special court on 13 charges, including rape and murder, in the fatal gang rape of a woman in a New Delhi bus, a lawyer said.

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Al-Qaida-linked militants free 2 Filipino hostages

By Jim Gomez The Associated Press MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Abu Sayyaf gunmen have freed two Filipino members of a Jordanian TV journalist’s crew who were kidnapped by the al-Qaida-linked militants last year, as they set out to interview the extremists in their jungle lairs in the southern Philippines, police said Sunday, Jan. 31.

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Ex-aides trial puts Chinese American politician in spotlight

Ex-aides trial puts Chinese American politician in spotlight

By Jennifer Peltz and Larry Neumeister The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — A Chinese American mayoral hopeful’s reputation and popularity may be at stake when his former campaign treasurer and fundraiser go on trial this week on charges of conspiring to break campaign finance laws to raise more money for him. City Comptroller John […]

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Tensions linger over US ‘comfort women’ plaques

By Staff The Associated Press HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) — After noticing plaques at the local courthouse commemorating slavery, the Holocaust, and other atrocities, Korean American community leader Chejin Park had the idea of adding a tribute to the “comfort women” of World War II.

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2 Calif. chefs charged with serving whale

2 Calif. chefs charged with serving whale

By Staff The Associated Press LOS ANGELES, Calif. (AP) — A now-shuttered Southern California sushi restaurant and two of its chefs were indicted on conspiracy and other charges for allegedly serving illegal and endangered whale meat, authorities said Friday, Feb. 1.

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Energy Secretary Chu to step down

Energy Secretary Chu to step down

By Matthew Daly The Associated Press WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) — Energy Secretary Steven Chu, who won a Nobel Prize in physics but came under questioning for his handling of a solar energy loan, is stepping down.

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US targets Korean birth tourists

By Jane Han New America Media NEW YORK ― For certain privileged Korean moms-to-be, their baby’s first gifts aren’t toys, rattles, or clothes. It’s U.S. citizenship.

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Taking the Last Stand

Taking the Last Stand

By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly Many people were curious about “The Last Stand” because it marks action superstar Arnold Schwarzenegger’s first return to the silver screen since leaving office as governor of California. However, I was reluctant to watch another film from South Korean director Ji-woon Kim, since I gave his gore-drowned film “I […]

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Love, it’s complicated

Love, it’s complicated

By Samantha Pak Northwest Asian Weekly Tiger’s Destiny By Colleen Houck Splinter, 2012 It’s three quests down and one to go for Kelsey Hayes, Ren, and Kishan, as they continue to work to break the curse that forces the two brothers to live part of their days as tigers. In the last three books in […]

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BLOG: Modernizing my Lunar New Year dinner

BLOG: Modernizing my Lunar New Year dinner

By Assunta Ng When I was a child, I followed some silly Lunar New Year traditions. My family wouldn’t bathe on the first day because in Chinese culture, it is believed that all your wealth will be washed away. We wouldn’t clean our house either, because we’d be doomed to lose our fortune. But there’s […]

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BLOG: A Night at the Executive Excellence Awards

BLOG: A Night at the Executive Excellence Awards

By Assunta Ng Normally, when I’m invited to a mainstream event, I have high expectations for their program and networking opportunities, but low expectations for their diversity. Don’t blame me, that’s the way many events are in Seattle — white and exclusive. I am usually one of the few women of color.

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TAM sale of Chinese treasures upsets donors — Museum sells collection of jades and robes

TAM sale of Chinese treasures upsets donors — Museum sells collection of jades and robes

By Charles Lam Northwest Asian Weekly For years, the Tacoma Art Museum has wowed attendees with its collection of Chinese textiles and jades, many of which

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, Community News, Features, Features, Profiles, Profiles, Vol 32 No 7 | 2/9-2/153 Comments

2013 Lunar New Year stamp released

2013 Lunar New Year stamp released

By Staff Northwest Asian Weekly WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Postal Service released its 2013 Lunar New Year stamp, featuring firecrackers, paper-cut designs, and Chinese calligraphy on Jan. 16 to help customers usher in the Year of the Snake.

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