Archive | Vol 32 No 47 | 11/16-11/22

UPCOMING EVENT: Benefit Dinner for Typhoon Haiyan Relief Fund

UPCOMING EVENT: Benefit Dinner for Typhoon Haiyan Relief Fund

Benefit Dinner for Typhoon Haiyan Relief Fund When: Saturday, November 23, 2013 6-8:45 p.m. Where: House of Hong 409 8th Ave. S. Seattle, WA 98104 206-622-7997 $300/table of 10 Donation welcome. Dinner tickets and donations, please make check payable to: American Red Cross (Typhoon Haiyan Relief Fund) Dinner net proceeds will be donated to Typhoon […]

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KIRO news anchor married

KIRO news anchor married

Monique Ming Laven, award-winning news anchor for KIRO 7, married James Sido, public relations manager at Downtown Seattle Association, on Aug. 9, 2013, at Parsons Garden on Queen Anne Hill, followed by a reception at Within SoDo. (end)

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Nikkei Concerns honors three

Nikkei Concerns honors three

Nikkei Concerns, a Seattle organization that serves Japanese elders in the Pacific Northwest, hosted nearly 200 people at the Omusubi Connection Luncheon Nov. 1 at the Bell Harbor International Conference Center in Seattle. At the event, board chair Ted Tomita honored Kokoro Kai Senior Activity program co-founders Julianne Kumasaka and Dennis Yamashita, recognizing their groundbreaking […]

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Yambe set to win in Fife

Yambe set to win in Fife

In Pierce County, Nikkei candidate for Fife City Council Bryan Yambe is poised to win his contest against Doug Fagundes. As of Nov. 13, Yambe had 61 percent of the votes cast in his favor, with 39 percent going to his opponent.

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Ricoh rakes in revenue

Ricoh rakes in revenue

Frank and Penny Fukui of the Woodburn Company, a copier and printer company based in Everett, accepted two awards during the Ricoh National Awards Banquet held at the Aria Resort and Hotel in Las Vegas, Nev., on Oct. 30. The awards were for highest percentage of revenue growth and highest dollar revenue growth under the Ricoh brand […]

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Dinner funds scholarships

Dinner funds scholarships

The Viet Nam Scholarship Foundation benefit dinner in September, “Light the Path,” raised $55,000 to provide multi-year scholarships to underprivileged students in Vietnam. It will also fund VNSF’s Transportation Access and Reading Rooms programs.

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Thai Senate kills contentious amnesty bill

Thai Senate kills contentious amnesty bill

By Thanyarat Doksone Associated Press BANGKOK (AP) – Thailand’s Senate has defeated an amnesty bill that could have led to the return from exile of deposed former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra, but opponents of the bill vowed to continue their protests against the government.

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Handing letter to emperor is taboo

Handing letter to emperor is taboo

By Mari Yamaguchi Associated Press TOKYO (AP) – A novice Japanese lawmaker who wanted to draw attention to the Fukushima nuclear crisis has caused an uproar by doing something taboo: handing a letter to the emperor.

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Philippine typhoon deaths climb into thousands

Philippine typhoon deaths climb into thousands

By Jim Gomez Associated Press TACLOBAN, Philippines (AP) – As many as 10,000 people are believed dead in one Philippine city alone after one of the worst storms ever recorded unleashed ferocious winds and giant waves that washed away homes and schools. Corpses hung from tree branches and were scattered along sidewalks and among flattened […]

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Bring ideas to Hing Hay Park open meeting

Bring ideas to Hing Hay Park open meeting

The public is invited to share ideas and offer input into plans for the renovation and expansion of Hing Hay Park at a meeting on Thursday, Nov. 21, from 6–8 p.m. at the International District/Chinatown Community Center, 719 8th Ave. S., in Seattle.

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Kimmel skit spurs protest in Bellevue

Kimmel skit spurs protest in Bellevue

About 300 people gathered in Bellevue Downtown Park on Saturday (Nov. 9) to protest ABC and the Jimmy Kimmel show for its Kid’s Table skit last month, in which a child said “kill everyone in China” in response to Kimmel’s question of how the U.S. should solve its debt problem. On the show, Kimmel called […]

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The Layup Drill — The Fall Wrap-up

The Layup Drill — The Fall Wrap-up

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Hines Ward: Ironman Thirteen hours, eight minutes and 15 seconds. That’s how long former NFL player/Dancing with the Stars/reality show competitor Hines Ward took to complete the grueling Ironman Triathlon in Kona, Hawaii, in October. Ward trained for eight months with the help of former Ironman champion Paula Newby […]

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SE Asian CD set defines musical era

SE Asian CD set defines musical era

By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly With its four compact discs of material covering six decades of music, plus a 272-page book of liner notes, “Longing For The Past: The 78 RPM Era In Southeast Asia,” released by Dust-To-Digital, will probably remain the definitive word on that musical era, covering traditional and more modern music […]

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Join Filipino community’s typhoon relief effort

Join Filipino community’s typhoon relief effort

The Filipino Community of Seattle is coordinating with the Philippine Consulate in San Francisco, as well as Washington State government officials and national media outlets to disseminate information on missing loved ones in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda). The Philippines Red Cross RFL (Restoring Family Links) and Tracing Services is online at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/16aq0AH-OnEE_bM53iL5qInqHPZ28lntEXPs-rS01a88/viewform

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What will future ‘district’ elections mean for racial representation?

What will future ‘district’ elections mean for racial representation?

By Zachariah Bryan Northwest Asian Weekly Now that Seattle has overwhelmingly passed Charter Amendment No. 19, to elect city council members by district rather than at large, what will happen to race representation? At the moment, city hall has little to offer. City Councilmember Bruce Harrell, who is half Japanese American and half African American, […]

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Women arrested demanding fair immigration reform

Women arrested demanding fair immigration reform

By Sue Misao Northwest Asian Weekly More than 30 women, including Peggy Lynch, wife of Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn, were arrested at the Washington State Republican Headquarters on Nov. 7, demanding “immediate action on a comprehensive immigration law that treats women and children fairly.”

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Top Contributor: Sue Taoka

Top Contributor: Sue Taoka

By Nina Huang Northwest Asian Weekly Sue Taoka is changing the world.

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BLOG: From Venice to new nations in seven days

BLOG: From Venice to new nations in seven days

By Assunta Ng Would you like to travel to new countries at a cost of $100 a day, including room, multiple meals, and transportation?

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EDITORIAL: You are all winners to us

EDITORIAL: You are all winners to us

The Nov. 5 election saw 10 API candidates in contested races throughout King County. Four were decidedly victorious; four others appear headed for overwhelming losses, while one is too close to call. In the days following election night, it was generally considered that Kshama Sawant, looking to replace Richard Conlin in his Seattle City Council […]

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