Archive | June 2014

Cambodian Minister of Commerce comes to town

Cambodian Minister of Commerce comes to town

The new Cambodian Minister of Commerce, Chanthol Sun, visited Seattle on June 17, where he spoke at the Fairmont Olympic Hotel. He was accompanied by U.S. Ambassador to Cambodia William Todd. Sun has been traveling the United States on a mission to promote increased trade between the two countries, and to attract more foreign investment […]

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Janice Deguchi named new COO at Nikkei Concerns

Janice Deguchi named new COO at Nikkei Concerns

Nikkei Concerns has announced Janice Deguchi will be its new chief operating officer beginning Sept. 2. Her extensive experience in strategic planning, program development and management, advocacy, fundraising, and capital projects will support the nonprofit as it launches into a new era of senior health care services. Deguchi has served as executive director of the […]

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Morisawa’s art in Dublin show

Morisawa’s art in Dublin show

Seattle artist Naoko Morisawa was one of 55 worldwide artist selected to show her artwork at the Dublin Biennial 2014’s International Contemporary Art Exhibition that ran from June 13 to June 22 in Dublin, Ireland. The 10-day event featured film screenings, performances, workshops, and discussions.

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Fathers of the Year honored

Fathers of the Year honored

The Seattle American Diabetes Association’s Father of the Year awards went to Dan Dixon, chief community engagement officer at Providence Health & Services, and Nathaniel “Nate” Miles, vice president for strategic initiatives for Eli Lilly and Company.

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Tomorrow’s leaders today

Tomorrow’s leaders today

The Northwest Asian Weekly Foundation’s Summer Youth Leadership Program started on June 23 and will run until July 10. This program is an all expenses-paid program designed for high school youths and college freshmen that aims to develop leadership and communication skills. Participants have a chance to meet Asian American role models and leaders, discover […]

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PICTORIAL: Congratulations to Senator Paull Shin for the naming of University of Washington’s Korean Studies program!

PICTORIAL: Congratulations to Senator Paull Shin for the naming of University of Washington’s Korean Studies program!

Thank you for your contribution and support of the community! Photos by George Liu/NWAW

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U.S. hospitals compete for aff luent immigrant patients

By Ramit Plushnick-Masti Associated Press HOUSTON (AP) – When it comes to ordering meals at Houston’s Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, immigrant patients can choose from dishes similar to those they might eat at home, including dumplings or noodles for Asian palates, and curry to accommodate Indian tastes.

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Scientists note increase in seismic activity at Mauna Loa

Scientists note increase in seismic activity at Mauna Loa

HAWAII NATIONAL PARK, Hawaii (AP) – Scientists at the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory have recorded increased seismic activity on the flanks and summit of Mauna Loa over the past 13 months.

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Michelle Wie wins the U.S. Women’s Open golf tourney

Michelle Wie wins the U.S. Women’s Open golf tourney

By Associated Press PINEHURST, N.C. (AP) – Michelle Wie finally delivered a performance worthy of the hype that has been heaped on her since she was a teenager. Wie bounced back from a late mistake at Pinehurst No. 2 to bury a 25-foot birdie putt on the 17th hole, sending the 24-year-old from Hawaii to […]

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Nishikori “almost 100 percent” going into Wimbledon

Nishikori “almost 100 percent” going into Wimbledon

By Associated Press LONDON (AP) – Japan’s Kei Nishikori said he was “almost 100 percent perfect” health-wise heading into Wimbledon. The 10th-seeded Nishikori has been hampered by a hip problem that he says contributed to a first-round loss at the French Open. But the first Japanese man to be ranked in the top 10 says […]

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Graduation heals Calif. man’s World War II internment wounds

By Associated Press NEWPORT BEACH, California (AP) – A California man who missed his 1942 high school graduation because he was locked in an internment camp for Japanese Americans finally walked in a cap and gown this June, more than seven decades after he was pulled out of class just a month shy of his […]

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Stop ‘breaking families apart’ say supporters of ICE detainees

Stop ‘breaking families apart’ say supporters of ICE detainees

By Sue Misao Northwest Asian Weekly A vigil was held at the Tacoma Northwest Detention Center on June 21 to support about 40 Cambodian individuals being held there as they await deportation.

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Walk to feed the hungry June 28

Join a 2.5-mile walk (or run) to fight hunger on Saturday, June 28, at Seward Park in Seattle, from 8 a.m. to noon. In its 24th year, the Walk for Rice is a community fundraiser to benefit Seattle’s Asian Counseling & Referral Service food bank.

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Enjoy fun and fashion

Enjoy fun and fashion

The Keiro Garden fashion show to benefit Nikkei Concerns will be held on Aug. 17 in the garden, 1601 E. Yesler Way, Seattle. The marketplace and reception, with sparkling sake, wine, and hors d’oeuvres, begins at 3 p.m., and the runway fashion show starts at 4:15 p.m. The group runway show will include designs from […]

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Flea market donations needed

Cancer Lifeline will be hosting a three-day flea market from Aug. 22 to Aug. 24, and is now accepting donations of clothing, books, household items, garden tools, sports equipment, electronics, and more at the Dorothy O’Brien Center at 6522 Fremont Avenue North in Seattle.

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Seminar inspires Asian American women to lead

The Center for Asian Pacific American Women (CAPAW) will be holding a special regional conference in Portland, Ore., for Asian Pacific American women who seek to become leaders in their communities.

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Program helps kids learn to cook and eat healthy

Program helps kids learn to cook and eat healthy

By Francesca Fabile Minas Special to Northwest Asian Weekly There is a lot of talk these days about helping kids eat healthier foods, especially as the United States faces a serious obesity problem, in both children and adults. Childhood obesity has more than tripled over the past 30 years, putting more children at risk for […]

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Top dads help raise money for diabetes research

Top dads help raise money for diabetes research

By Staff Northwest Asian Weekly About 9 percent of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders have been diagnosed with diabetes, according to a 2014 statistics report issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Festival brings South Asian films to Chinatown/ID

Festival brings South Asian films to Chinatown/ID

By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly The Tasveer South Asian International Documentary Festival takes place on June 28 and June 29, sponsored by the local Tasveer organization. All films will be shown at the Wing Luke Museum in Seattle’s International District/Chinatown.

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Film shows what life in a wheelchair is like

Film shows what life in a wheelchair is like

By Sue Misao Northwest Asian Weekly Seattle is ranked number one among most livable U.S. cities for wheelchair users, according to a 2010 study by the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation. Christopher Reeve, who died in 2004, was the actor best known for his lead roles in many of the “Superman” movies. In 1995, he […]

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