Archive | Vol 32 No 45 | 11/2-11/8

Rep. Mike Honda and AARP’s Kwok honored by JACL

Rep. Mike Honda and AARP’s Kwok honored by JACL

Rep. Mike Honda (D-CA17) and Daphne Kwok, vice president of Multicultural Markets & Engagement for Asian Audiences at AARP, were honored by the Japanese American Citizens League at its Gala Awards Dinner on Oct. 10.

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Bridging the Gap at UW

Bridging the Gap at UW

Alumni from the University of Washington advanced the cause of diversity in their annual “Bridging the Gap” breakfast fundraiser on Oct. 26, hosted by the UW Multicultural Alumni Partnership. Five people were honored for making positive impacts in their communities: Polly Olsen, Alejandro C. Torres, Sarah Sense-Wilson, Lembhard G. Howell, and Diane Narasaki. Narasaki (class […]

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“Portal to Asia” hosts biz-tech summit

“Portal to Asia” hosts biz-tech summit

About 400 people, representing more than 100 companies, attended the inaugural Seattle Biz-Tech Summit at the Hyatt Regency in Bellevue on Oct. 19. Hosted by Nan Hai Co., Inc., the purpose of the event was to “establish an annual international summit in Seattle to highlight and promote business and technology exchanges between American and Chinese […]

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Wendy Duong, the first Vietnamese American judge

Wendy Duong, the first Vietnamese American judge

Wendy Duong, the first Vietnamese American to be appointed a judge in the U.S., shared her story with an audience of more than 60 people on Oct. 23 at Thang Long Restaurant inside Skyway Park Bowl in Seattle. The event was co-organized by NAAAP-Seattle, Phuong Dong Newspaper, and Northwest Vietnamese News. (end)

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Vietnam court convicts dissident Facebook user

Vietnam court convicts dissident Facebook user

By Staff The Associated Press HANOI, Vietnam (AP) – A Vietnamese court on Tuesday convicted a dissident of using Facebook to spread criticism of the government, but then suspended the 15-month prison sentence it imposed. The verdict in southern Vietnam meant Dinh Nhat Uy was released from detention. The charge sheet against Uy was the first to mention Facebook […]

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South Koreans hoped for better lives in north

By Hyung-Jin Kim The Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea (AP) – Six South Koreans recently repatriated from North Korea had sneaked into the North in search of better lives but ended up detained for up to 45 months for illegal entry, Seoul officials said Monday.

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Sriracha hot sauce maker sued for plant’s strong odor

Sriracha hot sauce maker sued for plant’s strong odor

By Staff The Associated Press IRWINDALE (AP) — City of Irwindale, Calif., files lawsuit against Huy Fong Foods, says plant is public nuisance. The maker of Sriracha hot sauce is under fire for allegedly fouling the air around its Southern California factory. The city of Irwindale filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles Superior Court Monday […]

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“Finding Mr. Right”

“Finding Mr. Right”

By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly As reported elsewhere in the Northwest Asian Weekly, the breakout Chinese romantic comedy “Finding Mr. Right” earned a Golden Key Award from the City of Seattle. It’s also taken in more than $81 million in its native country, making it one of the biggest Chinese/Hong Kong cinematic moneymakers in […]

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“In The Mood For Love”

“In The Mood For Love”

By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly Set in 1962, “In The Mood For Love” tells the love story of a journalist, played by Tony Leung, and a secretary, played by Maggie Cheung, who end up living next to each other. The writer and the secretary both have spouses, but they grow alienated in their marriages. […]

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“Rashomon”

“Rashomon”

By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly If you need me to tell you that there is no answer, as director Akira Kurosawa once said of his masterpiece, “Rashomon,” then I am telling you: There is no answer. Such a question would not come up these days of course; “Rashomon,” first released in 1950 and newly […]

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LETTER: Youth Leadership program is wonderful

Dear Editor, I understand that other essays written by the 2013 Summer Youth Leadership Program students all cannot be printed due to space issues with the newspaper. However, these SYLP students took the time to come up with a subject matter, and they took the time to write their personal essays. In the past years, […]

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LETTER: Filial piety at home

Dear Editor, This is Tyler and Brandon Nguyen’s (alumnus from previous SYLP Summer Programs) mom. I just read an article in your most recent issue titled, “In aging China, old woman sues children for care.”

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LETTER: 12-year resident bids farewell

Dear Editor, My grandmother used to always say, “Remember the good; forget the bad.” I thought of this in tears on the train coming home to Pittsburgh after 12 years living in Chinatown. Chinatown was more than a neighborhood; it was a dream come true. I will never forget the wonderful people, the newspapers, the […]

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Google+ talks health insurance in Vietnamese

The White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders is hosting a Google Hangout and chat about the Health Insurance Marketplace in Vietnamese on Wednesday, Nov. 6, at noon Pacific time.

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Affordable Health Care Act for APAs discussed

Small business owners and community members are invited to a public board meeting of the Washington State Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs to learn about enrollment in — and the progress of — the Affordable Health Care Act in the Asian Pacific American community.

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Chen shows east-west art

Chen shows east-west art

An art exhibit called “Stir Fry: A Visual Arts Feast of Nature and Cultural Diversity” is currently on display at the University of Washington School of Social Work gallery. Artist Jean Chen is showing more than 70 pieces comprising collages, photographs, and sumi-e paintings, expressing the cultures of east and west and reflecting the artist’s […]

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“Nikkei Heroes” series will screen two WWII films

Two films will be shown for the series “Nikkei Heroes” at the Nagomi Tea House, 519 Sixth Ave. S., in Seattle’s Chinatown/International District.

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Arizona surgeon shares his expertise with Korea

Arizona surgeon shares his expertise with Korea

By James S. Kim KoreAm Journal Dr. Peter Rhee first caught the media spotlight more than two years ago, after the January 2011 shooting in Tucson that killed six and critically injured Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords. The chief of Trauma Critical Care and Emergency at the University of Arizona Medical Center, Rhee — in his scrubs […]

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Police focus on Uighurs after fatal Tiananmen car attack

Police focus on Uighurs after fatal Tiananmen car attack

By Christopher Bodeen The Associated Press BEIJING (AP) — Chinese police were seeking information Tuesday on two ethnic Uighur suspects believed to be linked to an apparent suicide car attack near Tiananmen Square in the country’s capital that killed five people and injured 38.

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PICTORIAL: Visionary gala honors 10 APAs

PICTORIAL: Visionary gala honors 10 APAs

Ten people from the Asian Pacific American community were honored as “visionaries” by the Northwest Asian Weekly Foundation on Oct. 18. About 300 people attended the gala event at Seattle’s China Harbor Restaurant, which included a no-host bar, personal welcomes from King County Council candidate Shari Song and Northwest Asian Weekly publisher Assunta Ng, a […]

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