Archive | 2014

Fallen City: Zhao Qi discusses his documentary on the Sichuan earthquake

Fallen City: Zhao Qi discusses his documentary on the Sichuan earthquake

By Andrew Hamlin Northwest American Weekly Chinese director and producer Zhao Qi spent several years making “Fallen City,” a documentary about the devastating

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, Features, Profiles, Vol 33 No 31 | 7/26-8/10 Comments

Suzuki’s “K Missing Kings” elevates anime; “Love Child” documents tragedy

Suzuki’s “K Missing Kings” elevates anime; “Love Child” documents tragedy

By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly “K Missing Kings,” an anime directed by Shingo Suzuki and coming to the Grand Illusion Cinema August 1st, begins in

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Posted in At the Movies, Vol 33 No 31 | 7/26-8/10 Comments

COMMENTARY: Yellowface in 2014? Is it 2014 or 1914?

COMMENTARY: Yellowface in 2014? Is it 2014 or 1914?

By The Chinese American Citizens Alliance For Northwest Asian Weekly The Chinese American Citizens Alliance sees the current production of The Mikado in Seattle as continuing the

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COMMENTARY: Dignity is not expendable for entertainment

By The Greater Seattle Chapter of AdvOCAte For Northwest Asian Weekly The Greater Seattle chapter of AdvOCAte (formerly the Organization of Chinese Americans) would like to thank Sharon Pian Chan for her thoughtful editorial, “Yellowface in Your Face” (Seattle Times, 7/14/14), regarding the Seattle Gilbert & Sullivan Society’s production of The Mikado.

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COMMENTARY: Applause for opinion on “The Mikado” — A letter from Bettie Luke to the Seattle Times

Thank you for writing your OPINION column “Yellowface in your face” in the Seattle Times Monday July 14, 2014, page News A7.

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Posted in Commentaries, Vol 33 No 31 | 7/26-8/10 Comments

BLOG: A silver lining for the Korean community

BLOG: A silver lining for the Korean community

By Assunta Ng Earlier this year, Sam Chung received bad news that he didn’t get Gov. Jay Inslee’s appointment for King County Superior Judge. But his friend John Chun did. He then assumed he would have to wait for his next opportunity.

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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 33 No 31 | 7/26-8/10 Comments

BLOG: The first Indian American judge in Washington state

BLOG: The first Indian American judge in Washington state

By Assunta Ng The other day, King County District Court Judge Ketu Shah, an Indian American judge, visited me at the Asian Weekly’s office. First, I assumed he was an immigrant and Iranian. I actually asked him if he was. He was extremely gracious in response. He is originally from Minnesota, and the surname “Shah” […]

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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 33 No 31 | 7/26-8/10 Comments

BLOG: Congratulations to Dow and Shirley!

BLOG: Congratulations to Dow and Shirley!

By Assunta Ng Recently, King County Executive Dow Constantine proudly showed me a lovely baby picture of his daughter,

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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 33 No 31 | 7/26-8/10 Comments

“Yellowface” controversy over the “The Mikado” — Gilbert & Sullivan opera incites protest

“Yellowface” controversy over the “The Mikado” — Gilbert & Sullivan opera incites protest

By Zachariah Bryan Northwest Asian Weekly On Sunday, July 20, while standing outside the Seattle Repertory Theatre to protest the Seattle Gilbert and

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Posted in Community News, Features, Features 31, Profiles, Vol 33 No 31 | 7/26-8/10 Comments

Chen trial set for August 11th

Chen trial set for August 11th

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Jeffrey Chen’s long wait for his retrial to determine whether he was the victim of racial discrimination will soon come to an end when his lawsuit

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Posted in Community News, Features, Features 31, Profiles, Vol 33 No 31 | 7/26-8/10 Comments

Downtown will get a streetcar

By Daria Kroupoderova Northwest Asian Weekly The Seattle City Council decided that First Avenue will have the first streetcar route during the July 21 council meeting. City Council will seek $75 million in federal money for the $110 million project.

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Posted in Briefs, Vol 33 No 31 | 7/26-8/10 Comments

PICTORIAL: Chinatown Seafair Parade engages neighborhood and visitors

PICTORIAL: Chinatown Seafair Parade engages neighborhood and visitors

By Jamie Sun Northwest Asian Weekly People from all over Seattle gathered in the International District July 20 to watch the annual Chinatown Seafair Parade. During the parade, police officers helped block the transportation routes to King Street, so audiences could enjoy and concentrate on the parade without traffic. Crowds started from the King Street […]

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Posted in Features 31, Pictorials, Vol 33 No 31 | 7/26-8/10 Comments

Ten API candidates to watch during primary elections on Aug. 5

Ten API candidates to watch during primary elections on Aug. 5

By Daria Kroupoderova Northwest Asian Weekly Sarah Sanoy-Wright, Republican, is running for Representative position no. 2 in Legislative District no. 11. She is running against incumbent Steve Bergquist, who beat her during the last general election in 2012. Sanoy-Wright and Bergquist are unopposed in the primary election.

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Posted in Politics, Vol 33 No 30 | 7/19-7/250 Comments

EDITORIAL: Progress or preservation? — Should we sacrifice heritage for opportunity in downtown development?

The influx of development in our historic downtown corridor has been accelerating even more debate. The issue crosses neighborhood boundaries, affecting both the International District (ID) and Pioneer Square.  Most backlash is due to recent proposals, which include the demolition of the Argen’s Lock building on Main Street for a building housing 7-story residential units […]

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Posted in Editorials, Vol 33 No 31 | 7/26-8/10 Comments

Classified Ads: July 26 – August 1, 2014

For placing an ad in Classified section, please contact John Liu at john@nwasianweekly.com.
The deadline to place a classified ad is Tuesday.

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Posted in Classifieds, Vol 33 No 31 | 7/26-8/15 Comments

PICTORIAL: Recycling Fashion Contest

PICTORIAL: Recycling Fashion Contest

Photos by George Liu & Daria Kroupoderova/NWAW The recycling fashion contest is made possible by:   General BioDiesel Cathay Post 186 Tsue Chong Company Waters Academy ParentMap Jade Garden Restaurant Simply Thai Restaurant China Harbor Restaurant InterIm CDA Jim Doane Thank you!

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Posted in Pictorials, Vol 33 No 30 | 7/19-7/250 Comments

Cuc Vu is director of OIRA

Cuc Vu is director of OIRA

Cuc Vu, a refugee from the Vietnam War, relocated with her family to Olympia, WA based on an uncle’s advice. She earned an undergraduate degree at Pomona College and a graduate degree as a Woodrow Wilson Fellow at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs. She also brings ­­­­­­­­­­­­twelve years of experience working on […]

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 33 No 30 | 7/19-7/250 Comments

New appointments to the Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs

New appointments to the Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs

Mohan Gurung was born in Nepal, and migrated to the United States in 1993. He previously worked at Bir Hospital (the oldest hospital in Nepal) for over 13 years in their Emergency/Trauma, Orthopedic and Dental department as well as volunteering in numerous medical camps and health clinics, including the Red Cross. He founded the Nepal […]

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 33 No 30 | 7/19-7/250 Comments

Jamie Lee joins as IDEA program manager

Jamie Lee joins as IDEA program manager

IDEA Space, the International District’s community resource center has announced the appointment of Jamie Lee as program manager.

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 33 No 30 | 7/19-7/250 Comments

Two API leaders honored

Two API leaders honored

Tomio Moriguchi, Elaine Ikoma Ko, and the Nikkei Community Network hosted a special reception on July 9, at the Nagomi Tea House, for Andréa Akita’s appointment as Executive Director of InterIm CDA and Brad Miyake as the new Bellevue City Manager.

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 33 No 30 | 7/19-7/250 Comments

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