Archive | Vol 32 No 11 | 3/9-3/15

UW Bothell names new School of Business dean

UW Bothell names new School of Business dean

Sandeep Krishnamurthy will be named the Dean of the University of Washington Bothell School of Business, effective March 16. Krishnamurthy currently heads the University of Washington Bothell School of Business as its director. The UW Bothell School of Business supports 750 undergraduate and 125 MBA students, as well as roughly 30 full-time faculty members in […]

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MDC announces new interim president Kiku Hayashi

MDC announces new interim president Kiku Hayashi

The Metropolitan Democratic Club (MDC) announced on Friday, March 1, the appointment of MDC Vice President Kiku Hayashi as interim president to replace Justin Simmons, who has stepped down due to personal reasons.

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Will Chen opens International District accounting office

Will Chen opens International District accounting office

Will Chen, certified public accountant, has opened an office in the International District. His office is located at 418 7th Ave. S., next to the Jade Garden restaurant.

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Catherine Giudicci in final two of The Bachelor

Catherine Giudicci in final two of The Bachelor

Seattle native and Amazon graphic designer Catherine Giudicci is currently one of two finalists on the ABC show The Bachelor. The other finalist is Lindsay Yenter from North Carolina. Giudicci is the first Asian American contestant to make it this far in the competition. The Bachelor has had issues with diversity, having been sued for […]

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Critics pile on Vietnam in rare constitutional debate

Critics pile on Vietnam in rare constitutional debate

By Chris Brummitt THE Associated Press HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Vietnam’s leaders sought to boost their flagging legitimacy by asking the public for suggestions on constitutional reform. What they got instead was rare open criticism of one-party rule, a fired journalist turned poster boy for dissent, and another lesson on how the Internet has changed […]

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Philippines urges Filipinos in Malaysia to surrender

Philippines urges Filipinos in Malaysia to surrender

By Oliver Teves The Associated Press MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine president on Saturday, March 2 urged members of a Muslim royal clan from the southern Philippines who occupied a village in eastern Malaysia three weeks ago to surrender, one day after a shootout left 14 people dead.

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Myanmar opposition party to hold party congress

Myanmar opposition party to hold party congress

By Aye Aye Win THE Associated Press YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — In another sign of political reform and reconciliation in Myanmar, the country’s biggest party, led by opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, will hold its first-ever congress in the country’s former capital next week. “This will be the NLD’s first party congress since the […]

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Dennis Rodman: NKorea leader wants Obama to call

Dennis Rodman: NKorea leader wants Obama to call

By Michelle Salecedo The Associated Press WASHINGTON, D.C, (AP) — North Korea’s young leader has riled the United States with recent nuclear tests, but Kim Jong Un doesn’t really want war with the superpower, just a call from President Barack Obama to chat about their shared love of basketball, according to unlikely diplomat Dennis Rodman, […]

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Feds order Boston–NY discount bus fleet inspected

Feds order Boston–NY discount bus fleet inspected

By Jay Lindsay The Associated Press BOSTON, Mass. (AP) — Federal regulators on Tuesday, Feb. 26 ordered a discount bus service operating between Boston and New York City’s Chinatown to pull its entire fleet off the road for inspections over problems, including cracked vehicle frames.

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Diversity Makes a Difference — Part 4

Diversity Makes a Difference — Part 4

Compiled by Staff Northwest Asian Weekly The Northwest Asian Weekly’s Diversity Makes a Difference scholarship program celebrates young people who are committed to reaching across cultural lines. Students are nominated by their school for being champions of diversity. From those nominations, a judging panel will choose five winners who will receive $1,000 scholarships and a […]

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3 stories on friendship — Some relationships strengthen and some don’t

3 stories on friendship — Some relationships strengthen and some don’t

By Samantha Pak Northwest Asian Weekly Pearl of China By Anchee Min Bloomsbury, 2010 In the southern Chinese town of Chin-kiang during the late 19th century, two young girls meet. The first girl is Willow, the only child of a destitute family. The second girl is Pearl, the daughter of American missionaries working to spread […]

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Following an “Emperor”

Following an “Emperor”

By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly Peter Webber’s historical epic “Emperor” takes place immediately after the United States dropped two atomic bombs on Japan in August 1945. On the 15th of that month, Japanese Emperor Hirohito addressed his people via a recorded announcement played over national radio — the first time in Japanese history that […]

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BLOG: Lunar New Year food surprises Americans

BLOG: Lunar New Year food surprises Americans

By Assunta Ng When non-Asians learn that Asian folks love chicken feet, their eyes roll. But we Asian immigrants actually eat more than the feet during Lunar New Year.  

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Contractor hired to remove Japanese dock from Washington beach

By Staff The Associated Press SEATTLE (AP) — A Port Townsend, Wash., company hired to remove a 185-ton chunk of Japanese tsunami debris that washed ashore on a remote Washington beach in December hopes to complete the removal by the end of March.

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Washington State Senate adopts comprehensive anti-trafficking law

A comprehensive anti-trafficking bill introduced by Senator Mike Padden and adopted unanimously on March 4 by the Washington State Senate could help Washington earn the first “A” in the nation for its child sex trafficking laws.

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New process available soon for U.S.–China visa applications

As part of the U.S. Mission in China’s efforts to streamline the visa application process, the U.S. Embassy and all Consulates that issue visas are implementing a new visa appointment, fee payment, and document delivery system starting on March 16.

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Young family serves TAM with lawsuit, then drops it

Young family serves TAM with lawsuit, then drops it

By Charles Lam Northwest Asian Weekly Al Young and his sister Connie Yu Young served the Tacoma Art Museum with a lawsuit on Thursday, Feb. 28, to stop the auction of their late parents’ donation to the Tacoma Art Museum. Then, on Tuesday, March 5, they withdrew the lawsuit following a concession from the Tacoma […]

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Shari Song declares candidacy for King County Council

Shari Song declares candidacy for King County Council

By Staff Northwest Asian Weekly Shari Song, a managing broker at Prudential Northwest Realty and community volunteer, declared her candidacy for King County Council on Monday, March 4. She will be vying to represent District 9, which is currently being represented by Reagan Dunn, the recent Republican candidate for Attorney General.

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Japan’s beckoning cats visit Bellevue

Japan’s beckoning cats visit Bellevue

By Deanna Duff Northwest Asian Weekly Do you feel lucky?  Whether you believe in the power of four-leaf clovers or tossing salt over your shoulder, seeking good fortune is often a valuable part of a culture’s traditions. The Bellevue Art Museum’s upcoming exhibit, “Maneki Neko: Japan’s Beckoning Cats – From Talisman to Pop Icon” (running […]

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EDITORIAL: Why the Tacoma Art Museum was wrong

In early February, the Northwest Asian Weekly broke the story of the Tacoma Art Museum’s deaccessioning of Chinese imperial robes. The story eventually made its way into the mainstream news and, though they were several supportive comments, many people did not understand what the issue was. The museum was acting in its full legal rights. […]

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