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US man in North Korea given 6 years of hard labor

US man in North Korea given 6 years of hard labor

AP Wire Service PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korea’s Supreme Court on Sunday sentenced a 24-year-old American man to six years of hard labor for entering the country illegally to commit espionage.

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Japan’s World War II film idol Rikoran dies at 94

Japan’s World War II film idol Rikoran dies at 94

By Mari Yamaguchi Associated Press TOKYO (AP) — Japanese film idol Yoshiko Yamaguchi, who was known as Rikoran and symbolized Japan’s wartime dreams of Asian conquest, has died at age 94. Known as Shirley Yamaguchi in the United States and one of the biggest Japanese film stars during and after World War II, Yamaguchi died […]

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Wise words on preserving diversity

Wise words on preserving diversity

“The diversity of our nation is our greatest strength. Preserving diversity is crucial to the future of our community.  By honoring our past, providing equal opportunities and social justice for all, and by celebrating different cultures and backgrounds, we can ensure that our society builds an environment that accepts, welcomes, and preserves diverse backgrounds and […]

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“Find it, Fix it” attracts crowds and questions

“Find it, Fix it” attracts crowds and questions

By Staff Northwest Asian Weekly Over a hundred people showed up for Mayor Ed Murray’s “Find it, Fix it” International District community walk last Thursday. There was a combination of residents, business owners, community leaders, and media.

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The Layup Drill — Nishikori, Team Philippines and South Korean Little Leaguers

The Layup Drill — Nishikori, Team Philippines and South Korean Little Leaguers

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Big US Open for Asian Athletes The U.S. Open had two major storylines for Asian tennis fans. First, Kei Nishikori made it to the U.S. Open men’s final. The 24-year-old Japanese tennis star made a remarkable run through the tournament. His play during the tournament in New York drew […]

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PICTORIAL: A night in Chinatown — Moon Festival Night Market

PICTORIAL: A night in Chinatown — Moon Festival Night Market

There were crowds, culture, and nightlife in Chinatown last Saturday. The annual International District/Chinatown Night Market was a hit if you gauge by the huge crowds.

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Seattle diversity — Cities and neighborhoods you should experience

Seattle diversity — Cities and neighborhoods you should experience

By Daria Kroupoderova Northwest Asian Weekly With minorities soon becoming the majority, diversity is a big topic. If you want to explore it around Seattle, there

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Diversity at the top — Justice Mary Yu studied religion, then law

Diversity at the top — Justice Mary Yu studied religion, then law

By Daria Kroupoderova Northwest Asian Weekly Washington State Supreme Court Justice Mary Yu is one of nine Asian Americans being honored at the Diversity at the Top event being held on Oct. 18 at China Harbor Restaurant.

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Diversity at the top — Levine ultimately earned the “Dream Job”

Diversity at the top — Levine ultimately earned the “Dream Job”

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly “I always was a huge sports fan,” recalls Aaron Levine of the reason for his career choice.

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Vietnamese Friendship Association welcomes interim director

Vietnamese Friendship Association welcomes interim director

Carmen D’Arcangelo is the Vietnamese Friendship Association’s (VFA) interim director. D’Arcangelo comes from a background of

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 33 No 38 | 9/13-9/190 Comments

High school student invited to honors programs for future physicians

High school student invited to honors programs for future physicians

Mercer Island High School Junior  Gordon Zhang was nominated to attend the Congress of Future Medical Leaders on Nov. 14-16 in Washington, DC.

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Seattle local running to be Miss Washington

Seattle local running to be Miss Washington

Jane Stone, a 23-year-old resident of the Seattle area, has joined the race to be Miss Washington USA 2015. A graduate from Edmonds Community College, Stone is currently a branch banking supervisor who has an online business on the side called The House of Stones where she sells her handmade jewelry, crafts, and paintings. She […]

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Student volunteer awards starting

The annual search for outstanding youth volunteers has begun. Prudential Spirit of Community Awards kicks off its 20th year looking for youth between grades 5-12 that have dedicated their time to volunteering. The students are honored on a local, state and national level with national winners receiving gold medallions, $5,000, trophies for their schools, and […]

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Local business celebrates  ten-year anniversary

Local business celebrates ten-year anniversary

T.D. Wang Advertising Group celebrated its ten-year anniversary with community members, clients, vendor partners and the local ethnic media on Aug. 22 at Benaroya Hall in Downtown Seattle. T.D. Wang is an award-winning, certified and minority-owned, multicultural ad agency that offers marketing and experiential services to companies looking to engage with diverse audiences.

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May 10: HSBC in Bellevue holds grand opening

A ribbon cutting ceremony was held at the new HSBC branch in Bellevue at 821 Bellevue Way Northeast. About 100 people attended

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Tech cos. appeal rejection of jobs settlement

Tech cos. appeal rejection of jobs settlement

AP Wire Service NEW YORK (AP) — Four tech companies including Apple and Google are appealing a judge’s rejection of a $324.5 million settlement for a class-action lawsuit brought by more than 60,000 high-tech workers.

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5 women named to Japan’s Cabinet, tying past high

5 women named to Japan’s Cabinet, tying past high

By Yuri Kageyama Associated Press TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s prime minister picked five women for his Cabinet on Wednesday, matching the past record and sending the strongest message yet about his determination to change deep-seated views on gender and revive the economy by getting women on board as workers and leaders.

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Wanted: Media directors for ancient Chinese temple

Wanted: Media directors for ancient Chinese temple

AP Wire Service BEIJING (AP) — Help wanted: Ancient Buddhist temple famed for its kung fu monks seeks media directors to build brand. English and social media skills required. Not necessary to be a monk, practice martial arts, or eat vegetarian.

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A guide to Thailand’s surrogacy scandals and laws

By Jocelyn Gecker Associated Press BANGKOK (AP) — A string of recent scandals has lifted a lid on Thailand’s largely unregulated commercial surrogacy industry, which has been around for over a decade. Here’s a look at the controversies, some of the ethical dilemmas they have raised, and the Thai military government’s new draft law that […]

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China sacks officers after 3-man jailbreak

AP Wire Service BEIJING (AP) — Chinese authorities announced Friday that a jail warden and three other police officers were fired after a rare jailbreak in northern China by three inmates who strangled a guard.

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