Archive | Vol 33 No 26 | 6/21-6/27

And the Emmy goes to….

And the Emmy goes to….

The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences awarded Emmys to Norm Ohashi, Kyle Iboshi, Kiyomi Taguchi, Susan Han, Tracy Wong, and Aaron Levine on June 7 in its Northwest Regional ceremony at the Hilton Seattle Airport & Conference Center.

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API student scholars honored

API student scholars honored

Several outstanding API student scholarship recipients were recognized at the 44th annual “Celebration, Fête, and Honors,” held May 22 at the University of Washington. The scholars included Adrian M. Cepeda (Bank of America), Ha Doan (Educational Opportunity Program Celebration), Siyu Lu (Gary D. Kimura Family), and Elizabeth Pring (Educational Opportunity Program Celebration). The event raised […]

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Three win UW scholarships

Three win UW scholarships

Megan Kimiko Ingram, Nicole Mitsuko Ichinaga, and Hannah Fumiko Russ were recently awarded the Puyallup Valley JACL scholarships and will be attending the University of Washington with honors. The scholarship dinner was followed by a program by the “Camp Harmony Committee” and the installation of new JACL officers Elsie Taniguchi, president; Eileen Yamada Lamphere, vice […]

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Students explore careers

Students explore careers

On May 1, more than 80 students gathered at the University of Washington’s HUB for “Explore the Fields,” a career mentoring night held jointly with the Korean Student Association, Korean Student Union, and Korean American Coalition-WA. Representatives from the Korean American Health Professionals Association and Korean American Bar Association also participated. Next week, the NW […]

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Blood drive to honor Ed Wong

Blood drive to honor Ed Wong

An upcoming API blood drive & bone marrow registration at Blaine Memorial United Methodist Church on July

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North Korea says it’s holding a third American prisoner

By Hyung-Jin Kim Associated Press North Korea said on June 6 it has detained an American tourist for committing an unspecified crime, the third U.S. citizen being held there.

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Now, world’s oldest people are Japanese

Now, world’s oldest people are Japanese

By Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) –The world’s oldest man, a retired chemist and parapsychologist, has died in New York City. Alexander Imich was 111. His niece says Imich died on June 8 at his home in Manhattan, after his health deteriorated in the past two weeks. Imich was born in 1903 in a town […]

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China government executes 13 over terrorism, violent crimes

BEIJING (AP) – China executed 13 people on June 15 over terrorism and violent crimes in the far western region of Xinjiang, including three men accused in an attack that left at least 34 people dead, state media said.

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Russia draws 1-1 with South Korea in World Cup

Russia draws 1-1 with South Korea in World Cup

By Steve Douglas Associated Press CUIABA, Brazil (AP) – Blundering Russia goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev was bailed out by teammate Alexander Kerzhakov in a 1-1 draw with South Korea in the World Cup on June 17 that exposed both teams’ deficiencies. Akinfeev had already looked suspect in dealing with long-range shots before spilling Lee Keun-ho’s speculative […]

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For Japan, attack is key to World Cup revival

For Japan, attack is key to World Cup revival

By Joji Sakurai Associated Press ITU, Brazil (AP) – Shinji Kagawa had a tormented, sleepless night after Japan was beaten by Ivory Coast under a torrential Brazilian downpour. He knows now that there’s only one way to get back into the World Cup: Attack. “We just have to go for it,” the Manchester United star […]

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11-year-old golfer Lucy Li just wants to have fun

11-year-old golfer Lucy Li just wants to have fun

By Associated Press  PINEHURST, N.C. (AP) – With pigtails and plenty of giggles, Lucy Li just wants to have fun like any 11-year-old girl.

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NONPERMANENT RESIDENTS (Part 3) — Local Cambodian men facing deportation for crimes committed when young

NONPERMANENT RESIDENTS (Part 3) — Local Cambodian men facing deportation for crimes committed when young

By Stacy Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly Part 1 Part 2 Rithy Yin, 33, pointed toward his church, Victory Outreach Church, from the kitchen of his sister and brother-in-law’s townhouse, where he lives with his new wife, Jackie, and stepson, Jacob.

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Chinese law student seeks to help others

Chinese law student seeks to help others

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Emilia Liu has found her calling. “I’m really focused on social justice,” said the student of Seattle University School of Law. Her 2014 summer externship (like an internship, but she works outside the office) at the Refugee Women’s Alliance (ReWA) finds her helping those seeking U.S. citizenship. ReWA is […]

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Thai military to ‘return happiness’ with World Cup

By Thanyarat Doksone Associated Press BANGKOK (AP) – Thailand’s military junta, which promised to “return happiness to the people” after last month’s coup, asked regulatory officials to find a way to allow the country’s many soccer fans to watch the entire World Cup for free.

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$2.9 million will go to Japanese American confinement sites

Last week, National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis announced 21 grants totaling more than $2.9 million to help preserve and interpret the World War II confinement sites of Japanese Americans. More than 120,000 Japanese Americans, two-thirds of whom were American citizens, were imprisoned by the U.S. government following Japan’s attack on Pearl Harbor on […]

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A-pop! A closer look at ‘Fresh Off the Boat’ — Finding the nuance in the taboo

A-pop! A closer look at ‘Fresh Off the Boat’ — Finding the nuance in the taboo

By Vivian Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly This month, I want to discuss the use of racial slurs in the media.

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Nonstop to Hong Kong

Nonstop to Hong Kong

Delta Airlines celebrated the launch of its new nonstop service from Seattle to Hong Kong on June 16, with a ribbon-cutting, water cannon salute, and traditional dragon dance at its Sea-Tac Airport gate. Soon after, the inaugural flight took off.

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Krishna Das: Traditional singing to the ‘Soul of All’

Krishna Das: Traditional singing to the ‘Soul of All’

By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly One of the best-known singers in the Indian kirtan tradition — a Hindi devotional tradition involving call-and-response between the singer and the audience — is Krishna Das, originally known as Jeffrey Kagel. After studies in India with the Hindu guru Neem Karoli Baba (also known as Maharaj-ji), the singer […]

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Daughter recalls father’s stories of war

Daughter recalls father’s stories of war

By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly Roy Matsumoto, a Japanese American Nisei originally from California, went from the internment camps

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COMMENTARY: Hire local workers on City of Seattle public works projects now

COMMENTARY: Hire local workers on City of Seattle public works projects now

By Michael Woo, Got Green Jobs that should be given to Seattle residents are being given to others. The City of Seattle spends hundreds of millions of dollars annually on public works projects building and repairing city-owned properties, such as streets, parks, community centers, and the like. These projects create thousands of construction jobs, but […]

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