Archive | Vol 32 No 40 | 9/28-10/4

Korean-American student from Tacoma wins statewide art contest

Korean-American student from Tacoma wins statewide art contest

Tacoma student Young-eon Kim won the top prize in the 2013 Washington Apple Education Foundation (WAEF) Year of the Apple Art Contest. A student attending Tacoma’s Charles Wright Academy, she was awarded the grand prize in a surprise ceremony in the middle of art class with teacher Brian Hutcheson on Sept. 12.

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Filipino Community of Seattle to host 78th Anniversary Gala and Fundraiser

Filipino Community of Seattle to host 78th Anniversary Gala and Fundraiser

On Nov. 2, the Filipino Community of Seattle (FCS) will be holding its 78th Anniversary Gala and Fundraising Event. Over 350 guests are expected to attend, including elected officials, community leaders and members, nonprofit agencies, and veterans.

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Nintendo president and Mariners owner dies at 85

Nintendo president and Mariners owner dies at 85

Hiroshi Yamauchi, who ran Nintendo for more than 50 years and was majority owner of the Mariners, has died. He was 85.

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CAPAC welcomes Karystal Ka’ai as new executive director

CAPAC welcomes Karystal Ka’ai as new executive director

The Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC) welcomed Krystal Ka’ai as its new executive director on Sept 12.

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Chinese politician Bo Xilai gets life sentence

Chinese politician Bo Xilai gets life sentence

By Didi Tang and Christopher Bodeen The Associated Press JINAN, China (AP) — A court sentenced Bo Xilai to life in prison for corruption Sept. 22, burying the career of one of China’s most up-and-coming politicians and lowering the curtain on a scandal that exposed a murder and illicit enrichment among the country’s elite.

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IOC member says India running out of time

IOC member says India running out of time

By C. Rajshekhar Rao AP Sports Writer NEW DELHI (AP) — A top Indian Olympic official says the suspended Indian Olympic Association is running out of time to clean up its administration before next year’s major sporting events.

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S Korea families let down by aborted reunions

S Korea families let down by aborted reunions

By Hyung-Jin Kim The Associated Press NAMYANGJU, South Korea (AP) — Chang Choon didn’t get much sleep as he prepared to travel to North Korea this week to see his brother and sister for the first time in more than six decades. But the anticipation of what he called the wish of a lifetime was […]

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FBI releases f iles on the late Hawaiian Sen. Inouye

FBI releases f iles on the late Hawaiian Sen. Inouye

By Staff The Associated Press HONOLULU (AP) — The FBI has released thousands of documents from its file on U.S. Sen. Daniel Inouye of Hawaii, some of which show the late Japanese-American lawmaker was the target of racially and politically motivated threats of violence.

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Calif. mayor suspends plan to f ly Chinese f lag

By Staff The Associated Press SAN LEANDRO, Calif. (AP) — The mayor of San Leandro, Calif. has suspended the city’s plan to raise China’s flag to mark the founding of the People’s Republic of China.

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More suspected tsunami debris washing ashore

By Becky Bohrer The Associated Press JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Two-and-a-half years after an earthquake and tsunami devastated parts of Japan, suspected debris from the disaster continues to quietly wash ashore in Hawaii and along the West Coast of North America.

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Fourth Annual Leadership Together Conference to take place

The Executive Development Institute (EDI), in partnership with Asian Counseling and Referral Service (ACRS), is sponsoring the fourth annual Leadership Together Conference on Oct. 12. The conference is a one-day leadership training program targeting APA professionals, but open to all.

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APA organizations sponsor candidates forum

Twelve Asian Pacific American (APA) organizations are cosponsoring a candidate forum on Oct. 11 to provide the APA community with information from the candidates regarding their thoughts and responses to community needs and interests.

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Improper seafood found during inspection

Officers from the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife found improper seafood at Tea Garden and other restaurants during a recent surprise inspection of 75 restaurants statewide. Officers found salmon without proper documentation and live bullfrogs. Live bullfrogs are illegal to have in Washington, as they are a non-native, invasive species. (end)

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In ‘The Garden Of Words’

In ‘The Garden Of Words’

By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly “The Garden Of Words” marks animator Makoto Shinkai’s fifth major work, and the only major criticism I can muster is that he doesn’t seem to like producing feature-length projects.  Of the five, only two, “The Place Promised In Our Early Days” and “Children Who Chase Lost Voices,” run long […]

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ACLF empowers next generation of APA leaders — 2013 Visionary Award Recipient

ACLF empowers next generation of APA leaders — 2013 Visionary Award Recipient

This October, the Northwest Asian Weekly presents the Visionary Awards Gala, an event honoring visionaries in the APA community. By Travis Quezon Northwest Asian Weekly There are over 470,000 Asian and Pacific Americans (APAs) currently living in Washington. Overall, Chinese

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Japan-born Kenichi Ebina wins ‘America’s Got Talent’

Japan-born Kenichi Ebina wins ‘America’s Got Talent’

By Staff Northwest Asian Weekly Japan-born Kenichi Ebina won the eighth season of TV show “America’s Got Talent” on Sept. 18, becoming the

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Kendee Yamaguchi joins Inslee office

Kendee Yamaguchi joins Inslee office

By Charles Lam Northwest Asian Weekly Kendee Yamaguchi, currently an assistant attorney general; the director of policy,

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Features 40Health exchanges to open, expand medical coverage

Features 40Health exchanges to open, expand medical coverage

By Charles Lam Northwest Asian Weekly When the Washington Health Benefit Exchange opens its virtual doors on Oct. 1, approximately 250,000

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Kollaboration Seattle crowns fourth champion

Kollaboration Seattle crowns fourth champion

Kollaboration Seattle crowned their fourth champion, the duo of spoken-word artist Troy Osaki and music producer Ariel Loud, on Sept. 21 at the Edmonds Center for the Arts. Osaki and Loud won $1,000 for their performance. Osaki is a student at the University of Washington; Loud recently graduated from Garfield High School.

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BLOG: Thinking big, that’s their motto

BLOG: Thinking big, that’s their motto

By Assunta Ng Big dreams The Taishanese were the first wave of Chinese immigrants that came to the United States to build railroads in 1840s. Their descendants in Washington are now gathering momentum to form one of the largest organizations in Seattle and have planned an ambitious agenda for its members unparalleled in the history […]

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