Archive | Vol 33 No 13 | 3/22-3/28

Social entrepreneurs awarded

Social entrepreneurs awarded

The annual UW Foster School of Business Global Social Entrepreneurship Competition (GSEC) is an international competition in which students from around the world present business solutions to some of the world’s biggest challenges — including poverty, health, and development. This year’s competition featured 19 semi-finalist teams from Bangladesh, Hong Kong, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, Rwanda, Uganda, […]

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Astoria honors Chinese history

Astoria honors Chinese history

Astoria, Ore. is honoring the “true history of the many contributions from Chinese pioneers not properly included in Astoria’s history” with the grand opening of the Garden of Surging Waves Park on May 17.

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Seattle’s ID is one of top five Chinatowns in United States

Seattle’s ID is one of top five Chinatowns in United States

Citing its diverse community of Chinese, Filipino, Japanese, and Vietnamese neighbors and merchants, USA Today placed Seattle’s Chinatown/International District in the top five Chinatowns in the country.

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Dr. Sun gets in ‘Who’s Who’

Dr. Sun gets in ‘Who’s Who’

Guan-Cheng Sun of Seattle has been included in the Strathmore’s Who’s Who Worldwide Edition for his outstanding contributions and achievements in the field of education.

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Hong Kong dock workers shut down port, win raises

Hong Kong dock workers shut down port, win raises

By Jane Mee Wong Northwest Asian Weekly Eight months ago, dock workers at Hong Kong’s Kwai Chung terminal went on a historic 40-day strike. Faced

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Tooth tip: Unleash the power of the tiny string

By Washington Dental Service Foundation Good oral health is a critical part of your overall health. Oral disease is preventable if you follow these simple steps: Brush twice a day, eat tooth-friendly snacks (including fruits, vegetable, and cheese), get regular oral health checkups, and floss daily.

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APIs encouraged to sign up for health care before March 31 deadline

According to a new report released by the U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services, eight out of 10 (1.6 million) uninsured Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders (AANHPIs) may be eligible for coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace and could qualify for Medicaid, the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), or tax credits to […]

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CISC offers after-school meals

The Chinese Information and Service Center (CISC) announced its sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Child and Adult Care Food Program administered by the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI). Meals will be made available to enrolled children at no separate charge without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, age, or […]

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Apply for API student journalist scholarships

The Seattle chapter of the Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA) is accepting applications from student members in Washington state for two scholarships — the Northwest Journalists of Color Scholarship and the Founders’ Scholarship.

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Asian art on display at the Frye

Asian art on display at the Frye

The Frye Art Museum in Seattle is currently exhibiting “Isamu Noguchi and Qu Baishi: Beijing 1930” and “Mark Tobey and Teng Baiye: Seattle/Shanghai.”The show by Noguchi and Baishi is an exploration of artistic and intellectual exchanges between American sculptor, landscape architect, and furniture designer Isamu Noguchi (1904–1988) and Qi Baishi (1864–1957), now considered one of […]

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H-1B visas bring international students one step closer to the American Dream

H-1B visas bring international students one step closer to the American Dream

By Celine Djohan Northwest Asian Weekly In hopes of landing a permanent position at a local technology manufacturing company, one of William Takdir Jaya’s many responsibilities is to commute to work at 6 a.m.

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Diversity Makes a Difference — Part 3

Diversity Makes a Difference — Part 3

Compiled by Sue Misao Northwest Asian Weekly The Northwest Asian Weekly’s Diversity Makes a Difference scholarship program celebrates high school students from Western Washington — nominated by teachers, counselors, principals, and community members — who encourage and actively promote diversity.

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McDonalds franchise head will be speaker at student diversity dinner

McDonalds franchise head will be speaker at student diversity dinner

By Staff Northwest Asian Weekly The Northwest Asian Weekly’s Diversity Makes a Difference scholarship program celebrates high school students from Western Washington — nominated by teachers, counselors, principals, and community members — who encourage and actively promote diversity.

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Celebrate Asia at the symphony

Celebrate Asia at the symphony

Explore the diverse musical traditions of Asia in an “East-meets-West” concert when the Seattle Symphony presents the sixth annual “Celebrate Asia” performance on Friday, March 21 at Benaroya Hall. The concert celebrates the cultures of China, Vietnam, and Japan, conducted by Julia Tai. Featured performers include Haochen Zhang on piano, Nguyen Thanh Thuy on dan […]

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“The Wind Rises”

“The Wind Rises”

By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly Master animator and director Hayao Miyazaki, co-founder of Studio Ghibli and the man who introduced anime features in America, has declared that “The Wind Rises,” a fictionalized biography of airplane designer Jiro Horikoshi, will be his last film. It is also his first and only film not explicitly directed […]

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Wanting: Singer, songwriter, composer, and keyboardist performs at the Triple Door

Wanting: Singer, songwriter, composer, and keyboardist performs at the Triple Door

By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly Singer/songwriter/keyboardist Wanting Qu, generally known as “Wanting,” had a long trip to North American audiences and to North America itself. She was born and raised in Harbin, the largest city in northeast China. She performs Tuesday, March 25, at the Triple Door in downtown Seattle.

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COMMENTARY: China’s awkward banana slip

COMMENTARY: China’s awkward banana slip

By Eric Liu Special For Northwest Asian Weekly A few days ago in Beijing, as Gary Locke wrapped up his tenure as United States Ambassador to China, he was lambasted in a Chinese state media editorial. The piece called Locke a “guide dog” and said he had stirred an “evil wind.” Worst of all, it […]

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One woman’s journey from Vietnam to US

One woman’s journey from Vietnam to US

By Polly Keary The Monroe Monitor She wanted her son to know.

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Nomura explores her roots through choreography, dance

Nomura explores her roots through choreography, dance

By Alia Marsha Northwest Asian Weekly For its second season, the Seattle dance group Relay Dance Collective travels back to their roots as inspiration for “Beginnings,” featuring repertory works by 30 dancers and choreographers. Dancer and co-founder of the group Gabrielle Kazuko Nomura uses this opportunity to tell the story of her origins as a […]

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Solemsaas finalist in NSCC prez search

Solemsaas finalist in NSCC prez search

It would be an “honor” and a “homecoming” for Rachel Solemsaas to be selected as the president of North Seattle Community College. That’s what Solemsaas said when she was named as one of four finalists for the position.

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