Archive | 2014

Lilting, inversions, and stray dogs: Top 10 Asian movie selections of 2014

Lilting, inversions, and stray dogs: Top 10 Asian movie selections of 2014

By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly I saw this year in Asian film as anime-heavy, but with a number of laudable live-action pictures in the bargain. Here are my picks for the Top 10 Asian Pacific American films for this year. 10. “Patema Inverted,” directed by Yasuhiro Yoshiura, starring Yukiyo Fujii, Nobuhiko Okamoto, and Shinya […]

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, At the Movies, Vol 34 No 1 | 12/27-1/020 Comments

Sponge to host Chinese New Year celebration, Franklin HS Lion Dance Team to perform

Sponge invites families to an early celebration of the Chinese New Year on Sunday, February 1, 2015, 10:00 AM – noon at its center in Mt. Baker (3107 S. Day St., Seattle). To commemorate the Year of the Goat, Sponge will offer an electrifying Chinese dance performance and a variety of activities to celebrate the […]

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Posted in Community News, Vol 34 No 1 | 12/27-1/020 Comments

Obama says North Korea hacked Sony, vows response

By Eric Tucker and Ted Bridis Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama declared Friday that Sony “made a mistake” in shelving a satirical film about a plot to assassinate North Korea’s leader, and he pledged the United States would respond “in a place and manner and time that we choose” to the hacking […]

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Posted in National News, Vol 34 No 1 | 12/27-1/02, World News0 Comments

Court sides with plaintiff against psych clinic in Chinese gay conversion case

AP Wire Service BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese psychological clinic was ordered Friday to pay compensation to a gay man who sued it for administering electric shocks intended to make him heterosexual, in what is believed to be China’s first case involving so-called conversion therapy. Lawyer Li Duilong said the Haidian District People’s Court in […]

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Filipino family wants US Marine in local jail during trial

By Oliver Teves Associated Press MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A U.S. Marine charged with killing a transgender Filipino woman he picked up in a bar was brought back Friday to the city where the attack occurred two months ago, and lawyers of the victim say they will seek his detention in a local jail during […]

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China indicts Jackie Chan’s son on drug charge

China indicts Jackie Chan’s son on drug charge

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese prosecutors on Monday indicted the son of Hong Kong action film star Jackie Chan on the charge of sheltering others to use drugs, more than four months after he was detained. If convicted, singer-actor Jaycee Chan could be jailed for up to three years. Chan, 32, was among a string of […]

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, Vol 34 No 1 | 12/27-1/02, World News0 Comments

Asian and Latino New York police officers slain while on duty, shot at point-blank range in car

Asian and Latino New York police officers slain while on duty, shot at point-blank range in car

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Police officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos were shot and killed by a gang member from Baltimore, Md. on Saturday afternoon on Dec. 20th, according to the New York Police Department. Office Liu and his partner were sitting in their patrol car while on duty in Brooklyn, N.Y. when […]

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Posted in National News, Vol 34 No 1 | 12/27-1/020 Comments

Bob Hasegawa appointed to 3 Senate committees

Bob Hasegawa appointed to 3 Senate committees

Sen. Bob Hasegawa, D-Beacon Hill, has been appointed to three committees in the Washington state Senate. Hasegawa is moving to the Commerce and Labor committee to serve as the ranking Democrat. He will also serve on the Rules committee and the Senate budgetary committee, Ways and Means. Hasegawa previously served for two years as the […]

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 34 No 1 | 12/27-1/021 Comment

Cheryl Lee and BuWon Yoon recognized

Cheryl Lee and BuWon Yoon recognized

On December 12, 2014, Cheryl Lee and BuWon Yoon were recognized for their services to the Korean American community by the S. Korea  government in a ceremony at the Ko-Am TV station in Federal Way by Moon Duk-ho, the Consul General of the Republic of Korea for Seattle. Yoon was awarded the National Medal of […]

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 34 No 1 | 12/27-1/020 Comments

Vietnamese Friendship Association honors three students

Vietnamese Friendship Association honors three students

Ubah’s family came here as refugees from Somalia, not knowing a single word of English. She recently recalled how overwhelming it was when she first entered school here. She didn’t even know how to read which bathroom to use and had to wait for someone to stop and help her. She is now a senior […]

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 34 No 1 | 12/27-1/020 Comments

Cyrus Habib appointed to Whip by Democrats

Cyrus Habib appointed to Whip by Democrats

Senator-elect Cyrus Habib was named to the key leadership position of Whip by his fellow Senate Democrats this December. The position, which is responsible for party discipline and strategy, is considered one of the top leadership positions in the Senate. Habib was recently elected to the State Senate to replace Senate Majority Leader Rodney Tom, […]

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 34 No 1 | 12/27-1/020 Comments

Let’s eat!: Local chefs compete in Washoku World Challenge trial

Let’s eat!: Local chefs compete in Washoku World Challenge trial

At the “Kitchen at Delicatus” in Pioneer Square on Dec. 11, a packed dining room full of guests, renowned judges, and media got a very unique eating experience sponsored by The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries of Japan.

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Posted in Food, Vol 34 No 1 | 12/27-1/020 Comments

Funny in translation: Japanese comedian tackles U.S. audiences

Funny in translation: Japanese comedian tackles U.S. audiences

By Jason Cruz NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY It’s not often that a comedian brings drawings of a Japanese toilet seat on stage. But Kaori Takamura has a fearless brand of comedy. Kaori, as she is known on stage, has been entertaining comedy crowds for five years and is making inroads into the United States. Takamura was […]

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, Profiles, Vol 34 No 1 | 12/27-1/020 Comments

Wise Words: ringing in  the new year … with much gratitude

Wise Words: ringing in the new year … with much gratitude

  Editor’s note: Wise Words is an ongoing series where members of our community share their words of wisdom on a given topic. “I have a lot to be thankful. Over the years, we have hired many people at our restaurants, who need jobs to survive. Recently, one former employee came to dine at our […]

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Posted in Features 01, Vol 34 No 1 | 12/27-1/02, Wise Words Series0 Comments

A-pop: counting down the TOP 10 2014 API cheers and jeers

A-pop: counting down the TOP 10 2014 API cheers and jeers

By Vivian Nguyen NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY   How is 2014 coming to an end already? It seems like I had started reporting on 2013 pop culture news just a few short months ago. Now, it’s time to reflect on all the media triumphs and drama from the past year. Ready? 10. Pinkberry CEO gets jail […]

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Posted in Column: Pop Culture, Features 01, Vol 34 No 1 | 12/27-1/021 Comment

The top 10 stories of 2014

The top 10 stories of 2014

2014 was a year of change, controversy, and loss of long-time community fixtures. However, it was also a year of good news for the Asian American and Pacific Islander community. Here, we look back on our top 10 stories of the year, ranked in order of their effect:

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Posted in 2015, Community News, Features 01, January 2015, Vol 34 No 1 | 12/27-1/020 Comments

Reverend Jackson addresses STEM summit

Reverend Jackson addresses STEM summit

  Gov. Jay Inslee and Reverend Jesse Jackson  joined more than 320 business and education leaders

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 33 No 52 | 12/20-12/260 Comments

First Indian community roundtable

First Indian community roundtable

Governor of Washington State Jay Inslee had a meeting with community and business representatives from Washington state Indian community in a Indian Diaspora forum on Dec 11th at The Westin Bellevue WA. It was Governor’s Inslee’s first round table with the local Indian Diaspora after being elected as Governor. Various topics were discussed including ideas […]

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 33 No 52 | 12/20-12/260 Comments

Supporting survivors of domestic violence

Supporting survivors of domestic violence

On Dec. 10, the Co-Directors of API Chaya, Molly Harper Haines & Sarah Rizvi (front left and center) hold a check for $15,000 awarded by the Diversity Partner Grant Committee of the Washington Women’s Foundation in support of their work with survivors of domestic violence.

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 33 No 52 | 12/20-12/260 Comments

Kin On celebrates a community of dedicated volunteers

Kin On celebrates a community of dedicated volunteers

  Kin On held its Annual Volunteers Appreciation Dinner at Imperial Garden Seafood Restaurant on December 9, 2014. Over 200 volunteers and guests attended. Christine and Omar Lee for generously sponsored the dinner.

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 33 No 52 | 12/20-12/261 Comment

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