Archive | July 2013

Community remembers the life of Kip Tokuda

Community remembers the life of Kip Tokuda

The Seattle community celebrated the life of Kip Tokuda at Tokuda’s public memorial on July 21 at the University of Washington. Over 800 people attended, with reflections presented by Gov. Jay Inslee, Mayor Mike McGinn, Jill Nishi, King County Exec. Dow Constantine, Betsy Wells, Laurie Lippold, Lori Matsukawa, State Rep. Eric Pettigrew, and Dale Minami. […]

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 32 No 31 | 7/27-8/20 Comments

3 Seattle APA business owners graduate UW executive program

3 Seattle APA business owners graduate UW executive program

Three APA Seattle-area business owners graduated from the UW Foster School of Business’ Minority Business Executive Program on July 21. They are Angela Shen from Savor Seattle, Shelia Burrus from State Farm, and Raymond Lam from Silk Road Environmental.

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Tsutakawa sculpture restored at Washington State fair

Tsutakawa sculpture restored at Washington State fair

In August 1983 Gov. John Spellman signed a proclamation recognizing Japanese American citizens who were evicted from their homes and placed in wartime internment camps. A living memorial sculpture by George Tsutakawa and his son Gerard Tsutakawa was erected at the Washington State Fair to honor Japanese Americans who were temporarily housed at “Camp Harmony” […]

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Russell Joe joins JCCCW as CAO

Russell Joe joins JCCCW as CAO

Former Issaquah City Councilmember Russell Joe joined the Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Washington (JCCCW) as the organization’s new chief administrative officer on July 1. CAO is a new position to the organization, following the restructuring of JCCCW’s leadership infrastructure. The CAO and COO positions replace the former executive director position.

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Food safety, farm groups oppose Smithfield sale

By Staff The Associated Press ST. LOUIS, Mo. (AP) — A coalition of farm and food safety groups wants federal regulators to quash the proposed sale of Smithfield Foods to a Chinese conglomerate in what would be the largest such takeover of a U.S. business.

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Political odd couple together on voting law

Political odd couple together on voting law

By Laurie Kellman The Associated Press WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) — The white Wisconsin lawyer and the black preacher from Georgia strode into the Senate hearing room together and took their seats, shoulder-to-shoulder, at the witness table. Veteran lawmakers and experts in civil rights law, they had been here before.

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Posted in National News, Vol 32 No 31 | 7/27-8/20 Comments

WWII ‘comfort woman’ visits NJ monuments

By Samantha Henry The Associated Press HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) — Okseon Yi, now frail and elderly, still remembers as a 15-year-old leaving her home in Busan, Korea to go out for a walk and being grabbed by two men and thrown into the back of a truck with five other terrified girls. They were held […]

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Posted in National News, Vol 32 No 31 | 7/27-8/20 Comments

Japan’s ruling bloc wins upper house elections

Japan’s ruling bloc wins upper house elections

By Malcolm Foster The Associated Press TOKYO (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s ruling coalition won a comfortable majority in the upper house of parliament in elections July 21, giving it control of both chambers and a mandate to press ahead with difficult economic reforms. The win is an endorsement of the Liberal Democratic […]

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China detains city workers after death

By Didi Tang The Associated Press BEIJING (AP) — Police in south-central China detained six urban management officers July 20 on suspicion of intentionally harming others and their supervisors were fired after a watermelon grower died in a conflict with authorities when he tried to sell fruit in their county, state media reported.

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HK opens exhibit honoring Bruce Lee

HK opens exhibit honoring Bruce Lee

By Staff The Associated Press HONG KONG (AP) — The late superstar Bruce Lee is best-known for the kung fu skills he displayed in his movies, but his daughter hopes that more people take the effort to understand his teachings and life philosophy. Marking his death 40 years ago, the Hong Kong government has teamed […]

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UW multicultural scholarship deadline approaching

UW multicultural scholarship deadline approaching

The Aug. 16 deadline to apply for the 2013 Multicultural Alumni Partnership is quickly approaching. Each year, the University of Washington Alumni Association (UWAA) Multicultural Alumni Partnership (MAP) awards five scholarships to deserving University of Washington students who need financial assistance to assist with their progress toward a degree.

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Posted in Briefs, Vol 32 No 31 | 7/27-8/20 Comments

Fu Dogs debut at Bellevue City Hall

Fu Dogs debut at Bellevue City Hall

In honor of Bellevue’s long-running sister city relationship with Hualien, Taiwan, two recently installed Fu Dog statues will be dedicated during a festive ceremony July 29 at City Hall. The event runs from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the City Hall Plaza at 450 110th Ave. N.E. It will feature an “awakening” ceremony for […]

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On ‘The Act Of Killing’

On ‘The Act Of Killing’

By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly “The Act Of Killing” is a documentary film. I want to emphasize that right up front. But it opens with a beguiling surrealistic dance sequence. A giant fish, the size of an office building, sits on the edge of a body of water. The fish is concrete, perhaps metal; […]

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Posted in At the Movies, Vol 32 No 31 | 7/27-8/20 Comments

The Layup Drill: Coach Spo, Timmy, and Inbee! — The no-no’s and yes-yes’s that happened in July

The Layup Drill: Coach Spo, Timmy, and Inbee! — The no-no’s and yes-yes’s that happened in July

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Lincecum throws a No-No Tim Lincecum has done it all in major league baseball, save for one thing: throwing a no-hitter. But, on July 13, the University of Washington alum no-hit the San Diego Padres. Lincecum has won two Cy Young awards — awards given

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Posted in Sports, The Layup Drill, Vol 32 No 31 | 7/27-8/218 Comments

PICTORIAL: The Chinatown Seafair Parade

PICTORIAL: The Chinatown Seafair Parade

Photos by George Liu & Assunta Ng/NWAW

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Posted in Community News, Features, Pictorials, Vol 32 No 31 | 7/27-8/20 Comments

Prominent APAs divided between mayoral candidates

Prominent APAs divided between mayoral candidates

By Charles Lam Northwest Asian Weekly As the primary approaches, Seattle’s mayoral candidates are making a strong push for votes as recent polls still show that 25 percent of Seattle’s voters are still undecided.

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Posted in Community News, Profiles, Vol 32 No 31 | 7/27-8/21 Comment

BLOG: A mayoral match up! The winner is…

BLOG: A mayoral match up! The winner is…

By Assunta Ng You might not be paying much attention to Seattle’s mayoral race, but you should do some research before you send out your ballot for the primary election on Aug. 6.

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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 32 No 31 | 7/27-8/20 Comments

Skilled immigration masks APA poverty, report shows

By Asha DuMonthier New America Media The influx of highly skilled, highly educated workers on H1-B visas from Asian countries in the last decade has skewed poverty statistics, according to a new report by the National Coalition for Asian Pacific American Community Development (National CAPACD). In 2011 alone, “there were over 90,000 H1-B visas issued […]

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Posted in National News, Vol 32 No 31 | 7/27-8/20 Comments

EDITORIAL: Martin case a chance at ref lection

EDITORIAL: Martin case a chance at ref lection

The Trayvon Martin case has been a tragedy, and no matter how you look at it, the lives of many people have been affected. For them, there will be no return to normalcy. But despite the misfortune of what has happened, something positive can grow from this case. Discussion will continue for a long time, […]

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Posted in Editorials, Vol 32 No 31 | 7/27-8/20 Comments

Eight API candidates aim to topple incumbents, stake a claim in August primary

Eight API candidates aim to topple incumbents, stake a claim in August primary

By Travis Quezon Northwest Asian Weekly Editor’s note: The original version of this article omitted Seattle City Council Candidate Kshama Sawant. Eight API candidates, six of whom are female, look to make waves in the August primary

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