Archive | Vol 33 No 21 | 5/17-5/23

India Ambassador visits Bellevue

India Ambassador visits Bellevue

Dr. S. Jaishankar, Ambassador of India, attended a dinner at the Hyatt at Olive 8 in Seattle on May 6, hosted by the Indo-American Friendship Forum. During his visit, the ambassador visited Boeing, Amazon, Starbucks, and Microsoft, and met with Governor Inslee, other business and cultural groups, and visited the Statue of Mahatma Gandhi in […]

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Manhas is distinguished leader

Manhas is distinguished leader

Raj Manhas, superintendent of North Thurston Public Schools, was one of three honorees at the 2014 Distinguished Leader Awards hosted by Leadership Thurston County on Feb. 26. Recently, he his three-year contract extension was approved by the school board. Manhas was superintendent of Seattle Schools from 2003 to 2006.

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Tea with the First Gentleman

Tea with the First Gentleman

Mayor Ed Murray and First Gentleman Michael Shiosaki were hosted by the Nikkei Community Network in a “Meet & Greet” tea ceremony on May 12 at the Nagomi Tea House in Seattle. Shiosaki is a Sansei born in Spokane. (end)

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Two earn National Merit awards

Two earn National Merit awards

Tara I. Martin-Chen, from Garfield High School, and Anthony L. Bencivengo, from Nathan Hale High School, have each been awarded $2,500 National Merit Scholarships.

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Sounder fans are good luck

Sounder fans are good luck

On April 26, Sue Anderson of CenturyLink organized the first ever “All Women in the Suite” at a Seattle Sounders match.

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South Korean  man deported for human smuggling

South Korean man deported for human smuggling

A South Korean man convicted in March of facilitating the illegal entry of South Korean nationals into the United States was deported May 12 by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations.

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U.S. will allow some high-skilled immigrant spouses work in country

By Alicia A. Caldwell WASHINGTON (AP) – The Obama administration wants to allow some spouses of high-skilled immigrants to work in the United States, the departments of Homeland Security and Commerce announced last week.

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‘Troubling’ reports of schools make it tough to enroll immigrants

By Kimberly Hefling Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) – Despite a 32-year-old court ruling, school districts continue to raise barriers to enrollment for children brought into the United States illegally, the Obama administration said last week, characterizing reports of hindrances as troubling.

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Vietnam allows anti-China protest over oil rig in Paracel Islands

Vietnam allows anti-China protest over oil rig in Paracel Islands

By Chris Brummitt Associated Press HANOI, Vietnam (AP) – Vietnam allowed several hundred demonstrators to stage a noisy rally outside the Chinese Embassy in Hanoi on May 11 against Beijing’s deployment of an oil rig in the contested South China Sea that has triggered a tense standoff and raised fears of confrontation.

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Group brings water to remote Tibetan village

Group brings water to remote Tibetan village

To spread awareness of the urgent need for running water on the Tibetan Plateau, Education at Elevation (E@E) will present a fundraiser for underprivileged children living in the mountains of Kham, Tibet (Sichuan, China) on May 17, at 7 p.m. at Om Culture, located at 2210 N. Pacific St. in Seattle.

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Vietnam War era honored

Vietnam War era honored

The Nisei Veterans Committee Foundation will host a Welcome Home Vietnam Veteran program on Saturday, May 17, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at NVC Memorial Hall, located at 1212 South King Street in Seattle. All Vietnam War era veterans, family members, and friends are invited to attend.

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Chinese, American museums swap shows

A delegation of 80 Chinese museum leaders will meet with their American counterparts at the American Alliance of Museums’ Annual Meeting in Seattle from May 18 through May 21 to strike deals on specific exhibitions that can travel between the two countries.

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Machete attack in the ID

Seattle police say a 62-year-old man suffered stab wounds on Thursday, May 8, during a 12:50 p.m. machete attack at Seventh Avenue S. and S. Main Street, an intersection on the north edge of the International District. Police said they failed to find anyone fitting bystanders’ description of the suspect. The attacker was said to […]

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Tomiko Santos to talk

Tomiko Santos to talk

The first Nikkei woman elected to the Washington State legislature, Sharon Tomiko Santos, will be the featured speaker at the May 16 Omoide program conducted by the Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Washington.

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Sakura: Celebrating the gift of cherry trees at the University of Washington

Sakura: Celebrating the gift of cherry trees at the University of Washington

A gift to the University of Washington (UW) from the people of Japan, 18 flowering cherry trees, will be dedicated in a

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SIFF’s opening delights

SIFF’s opening delights

By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly The Seattle International Film Festival, running from May 15 through June 8, always brings fascinating Asian films to our town, many of them not available for viewing elsewhere. Here are three of my preview picks for the second week of the festival. “Beyond Beauty: Taiwan from Above” is one […]

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New collection of images depicts WWII Japanese internment camp Minidoka

New collection of images depicts WWII Japanese internment camp Minidoka

By Signe Predmore Northwest Asian Weekly When President Bill Clinton designated the Minidoka War Relocation Center in Idaho as a National Park in 2001, Teresa Tamura realized that although she grew up not three hours away from the site, she knew little about it.

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The Layup Drill — Disney movie tells true story of Indian baseball players and more

The Layup Drill — Disney movie tells true story of Indian baseball players and more

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Welcome to another edition of The Layup Drill. This month, we take a look at baseball, the disappearance of Anthony Kim, and the return of Doug Baldwin. Million Dollar Arm features Indian pitchers’ underdog story In 2008, we wrote about two Indian pitchers who participated in an Indian reality […]

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Creativity inspired by nature and Japanese heritage

Creativity inspired by nature and Japanese heritage

By Nina Huang Northwest Asian Weekly From a distance, Naoko Morisawa’s artwork looks like a painting, but look closer, and you will notice that they are wood mosaics. Her art is made from hundreds of thousands of small slices of natural and oil-dyed woodchips on a palette. Her art style is transformed from a traditional […]

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BLOG: David vs. Goliath in the battle of $15 wage

BLOG: David vs. Goliath in the battle of $15 wage

By Assunta Ng David and Goliath showed up at the Seattle City Council’s hearing on the mayoral $15 minimum wage proposal on May 13.

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