Archive | July 2014

Chef’s Showcase

Chef’s Showcase

The Asian American Journalist Association (AAJA) will be hosting the AAJA Chefs’ Showcase benefit event at the Columbia Tower Club, on the 75th floor of Columbia Tower, 701 5th Ave., Aug 4.

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Dr. Kimo leaving International District

Dr. Kimo leaving International District

Dr. Kimo Hirayama, known as just Dr. Kimo to the International District community, is heading north to

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Small business forum held in Tukwila

Small business forum held in Tukwila

The Korean American Chamber of Commerce (KACC) held its first forum for small business owners on June

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Director of LIHI selected for program with Harvard University

Director of LIHI selected for program with Harvard University

Sharon Lee, Executive Director of the Low Income Housing Institute (LIHI), was chosen to participate in NeighborWorks Achieving Excellence Program that is conducted with Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government. This program spans for 18 months and is for executive directors and other leaders of organizations that are helping better the community. The program has […]

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Lifetime achievement award given to King County Assessor

Lifetime achievement award given to King County Assessor

King County Assessor Lloyd Hara received the lifetime achievement award from the League of Women Voters on July 16 at the Seattle Westin Hotel. Over 100 people were present. Hara has a long career in public service. He served in the Army and retired from the Army Reserve with a Lt. Colonel ranking. At the […]

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John Okamoto announced as Human Services Department head

John Okamoto announced as Human Services Department head

Mayor Ed Murray announced John Okamoto as the new acting Human Services Department (HSD) head on July 23.

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McDonald’s, KFC in China face new food scandal

By Joe McDonald AP Wire Service BEIJING (AP) — McDonald’s and KFC in China faced a new food safety scare Monday after a Shanghai television station reported a supplier sold them expired beef and chicken.

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As Vietnam’s women go abroad, dads tend the home

As Vietnam’s women go abroad, dads tend the home

By Mike Ives The Associated Press VU HOI, Vietnam (AP) — When his wife moved to Taiwan nine years ago to work as a maid — earning far more than she could in the rice paddies of this northern Vietnamese hamlet — Pham Duc Viet took over the household chores and raised their two children […]

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Asian American unemployment rises according to study

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly The United States Department of Labor provides some disturbing data on Asian American unemployment among young people.  In its recent release, which covers July 2007 through 2010, the number of Asian-Americans between the ages of 16-24 years old unable to find work has grown since 2007.  

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Medalist Seong rallies for match play win

Medalist Seong rallies for match play win

By Associated Press DUPONT, Wash. (AP) _ Medalist Eun Jeong Seong rallied from four strokes down to beat Samantha Gotcher on the first

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LeBron James begins tour of China

LeBron James begins tour of China

By Associated Press BEIJING (AP) — LeBron James began his tour of China on Monday by exchanging gifts with another former child prodigy.

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ASTROLOGY: For the week of July 26 – August 1, 2014

ASTROLOGY: For the week of July 26 – August 1, 2014

Do you have good luck coming to you this week? Check and see!

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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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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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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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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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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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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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