Archive | Vol 32 No 4 | 1/19-1/25

Asian Pacific Media Coalition announces new co-chairs

Asian Pacific Media Coalition announces new co-chairs

The Asian Pacific American Media Coalition (APAMC) announced Monday, Jan. 14 that Daniel M. Mayeda of East West Players (EWP) and Priscilla Ouchida of Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) have been elected as its new co-chairs. The APAMC, a coalition comprised of civil rights and media activism organizations, also announced that it will be expanding […]

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Diane Narasaki, Kip Tokuda appointed to Community Police Commission

Diane Narasaki, Kip Tokuda appointed to Community Police Commission

Mayor Mike McGinn announced his appointments to the new Community Police Commission on Monday, Jan. 14. The Community Police Commission is a partnership between the police department, its officers, community members, and public officials intended to support the development of reforms, establishment of police priorities, and mechanisms to promote community confidence in the Seattle Police […]

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Cindy Ryu is a finalist for Ferguson council seat

Cindy Ryu is a finalist for Ferguson council seat

King County Executive Dow Constantine submitted three names to the King County Council today for consideration to fill the vacancy left by the election of Councilmember Bob Ferguson as state attorney general.

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Google executive visits North Korea

Google executive visits North Korea

By Gillian Wong The Associated Press BEIJING, China (AP) — The Google chairman wants a firsthand look at North Korea’s economy and social media in his private visit Monday, Jan. 14 to the communist nation, his delegation said, despite misgivings in Washington over the timing of the trip.

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Obama Cabinet shuffle taking shape

By Ken Thomas and Sam Hananel The Associated Press WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) — The composition of President Barack Obama’s second term Cabinet became clearer Wednesday, Jam. 9 with Labor Secretary Hilda Solis resigning and three other members of the president’s team deciding to stay on amid concerns about diversity in Obama’s inner circle.

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Beijing’s air pollution literally off the charts

Beijing’s air pollution literally off the charts

By Louise Watt The Associated Press BEIJING, China (AP) — People refused to venture outdoors and buildings disappeared into Beijing’s murky skyline on Sunday, Jan. 13 as the capital’s air quality went off the index.

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World’s oldest woman dies at 115 in Japan

By Staff The Associated press TOKYO (AP) — A Japanese official says a woman in his town near Tokyo, who became world’s oldest living female just last month, has died at 115.

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Tens of thousands protest Taiwan’s president

By Staff The Associated press TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Tens of thousands of opposition demonstrators took to the streets of Taipei on Sunday, Jan. 13 to protest the policies of Taiwan’s China-friendly president, in the largest anti-government action since he was re-elected to a second four-year term a year ago.

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A-pop! Asians invade the screen

A-pop! Asians invade the screen

By Vivian Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly Even though 2013 has only been underway for a few short weeks, there’s already a lot of news to cover, including anti-Americanism, television castings, and even some news straight out of Seattle. Read on to find out about all the buzz of the new year!

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Blind Japanese Pianist Nobuyuki Tsujii to perform in Seattle

Blind Japanese Pianist Nobuyuki Tsujii to perform in Seattle

By M.  L. Liu Northwest Asian Weekly The 13th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition held in 2009 ended with a common scene, the winner cradling his trophy while simultaneously crying and laughing. However, the winner, then 20-year-old Nobuyuki Tsujii, is unlike any of the other competitors — he is completely blind.

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Women of color building bridges and uniting communities

Women of color building bridges and uniting communities

Compiled by Staff Northwest Asian Weekly A community can only be as strong as the bond of its people. If those bonds are weak, the community is easily divided, but the stronger they are, the more the community can work together.

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BLOG: Lessons learned from the Aloha spirit

BLOG: Lessons learned from the Aloha spirit

By Assunta Ng I spent my New Year’s in Maui, and I didn’t want to come home. The photos of palm trees and

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Community to restore iconic Japanese gate in Seward Park

Community to restore iconic Japanese gate in Seward Park

For 50 years, the entrance to Seward Park was distinguished by a 26-foot tall torii, or Japanese gate. Now, community members are inviting the public to help design a replacement for the former neighborhood icon, which was removed in the mid-1980s due to age and decay.

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Auburn Temple to host 2013 convention

White River Buddhist Temple, a member temple of the Buddhist Churches of America, announced that they will be hosting the 2013 Northwest Buddhist Convention. The 66th annual convention is to be held from Friday, Feb. 15 through Sunday, Feb. 17, at the DoubleTree Suites Hotel at Southcenter in Tukwila.

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JACL announces 2013 scholarship program

The Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) announced the details of its 2013 scholarship program earlier in December. The JACL annually offers approximately 30 college scholarships for students who are incoming college freshmen, undergraduates, and graduates, and those specializing in law or the creative/performing arts. There is also a scholarship for those in need of financial […]

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Seattle-Kobe Sister City Association to host 9th Annual Female Jazz Vocalist Audition

The Seattle-Kobe Sister City Association (SKSCA) is pleased to announce the 9th Annual Seattle-Kobe Female Jazz Vocalist Audition. The SKSCA will send one high school-aged and one adult female jazz vocalist from the Greater Seattle area to Kobe, Japan in May 2013 to be a guest singer at the 14th Annual Kobe Jazz Vocal Queen […]

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SPD address hiring and recruitment at community meeting

By Charles Lam Northwest Asian Weekly Leaders of the Asian Pacific American community met with representatives of the Seattle Police Department on Wednesday, Jan.

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Bruce Harrell enters crowded Mayor’s race

Bruce Harrell enters crowded Mayor’s race

By Charles Lam Northwest Asian Weekly Seattle City Councilmember Bruce Harrell announced his entry into the increasingly

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Nankai, Chief Sealth face off in showdown

Nankai, Chief Sealth face off in showdown

By Zachariah Bryan Northwest Asian Weekly China can play basketball.

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Inslee sworn in as Governor

Inslee sworn in as Governor

Jay Inslee was sworn in as Washington’s 23rd Governor on Wednesday, Jan. 16 in front of a crowd of approximately 250 at the State Capitol Rotunda.

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