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GIX to be established in Bellevue

GIX to be established in Bellevue

The University of Washington, Tsinghua University in China, and Microsoft Corp. announced June 18 they have selected Bellevue as the future home of the Global Innovation Exchange (GIX), a partnership to educate innovators from around the world. GIX hopes to attract students, faculty, professionals, and entrepreneurs to tackle some of the biggest technology and design […]

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 34 No 27 | 6/27-7/30 Comments

June and Henry Chen Endowment scholarship

June and Henry Chen Endowment scholarship

The late June Chen, a community leader, who passed away more than two years ago, had left funds for the Northwest Asian Weekly Foundation in her will to honor the memory of June Chen.  The foundation has re-donated the funds for Seattle Colleges to set up a scholarship endowment under the June and Henry Chen […]

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Ocean Star opens

Ocean Star opens

Sun Ya Restaurant has changed ownership to Ocean Star Seafood Restaurant. Its grand opening, which included a lion dance, was held recently in May. Sun Ya was one of the oldest Chinese restaurants in Chinatown. The new owners, part of the Hu family, are familiar faces in the community, who have run restaurants for over […]

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Memorial for  Warren Chan

Memorial for Warren Chan

Warren Chan, the first elected Chinese American  judge in Washington state passed  away this month. He was 92 years old. He was initially a radio operator in the army during World War II. After using the G.I. Bill to go to law school at the University of Washington, he ran for Superior Court Judge in […]

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Columbia Pacific invests in Shanghai hospital

Columbia Pacific invests in Shanghai hospital

Seattle-based Columbia Pacific Management – one of the largest healthcare providers in Asia, with 28 hospitals in India and Southeast Asia and three senior care facilities in China – announced it is officially entering the China hospital market with an investment in a 200-bed orthopedic hospital in Shanghai. The Seattle-based firm last fall announced it […]

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Posted in Business, Vol 34 No 27 | 6/27-7/30 Comments

Advice from a graduate

Advice from a graduate

We all have dreams. Some want to be actors, doctors, or professional athletes. Me? I wanted to become an international sports agent. I grew up in a very active sports family that participated in baseball, basketball, gymnastics, swimming, etc. My goal since I was young was to carry my love of sports into a career […]

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Posted in Education, Vol 34 No 27 | 6/27-7/30 Comments

Congratulations graduates! — Local star students

Congratulations graduates! — Local star students

By Greg Young Northwest Asian Weekly Years ago, entering high school or college, it was hard to believe it could ever happen. But now it has—graduation. Here are some of our remarkable community graduates. Aleyna Yamaguchi Aleyna has had quite the journey during her time at University of Washington. She’s studied abroad in Rome, volunteered […]

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Posted in Education, Vol 34 No 27 | 6/27-7/30 Comments

Addressing isolation, shame, and coming out together — API organizations aim to start API LGBTQ family support group

Addressing isolation, shame, and coming out together — API organizations aim to start API LGBTQ family support group

By Tiffany Ran Northwest Asian Weekly Marsha Aizumi and her son Aiden spoke about coming out of the closet at a recent conference called “Family: An API LGBTQ Gathering” [Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual Transgender, Queer] held on June 13 at the North Seattle College. It hasn’t always been so easy for Marsha to talk about coming […]

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Posted in Community News, Features, Features 27, Vol 34 No 27 | 6/27-7/30 Comments

“Representing our views” — A perspective on how much a flag can have significance

“Representing our views” — A perspective on how much a flag can have significance

By Tom Vu Special for Northwest Asian Weekly It was a joyous moment June 22 that the Seattle City council passed the resolution to recognize the Vietnamese Heritage and Freedom Flag as the symbol for the Seattle’s Vietnamese community. Kshama Sawant voted against it with two full pages of argument.  She had strong arguments though.  […]

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Posted in Community News, Features, Features 27, Vol 34 No 27 | 6/27-7/30 Comments

Youth suicides take toll on family, community

Youth suicides take toll on family, community

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly The end of the school year brings joy for many as the weather and time with family and friends brings a much-needed rest from a long school year.  Two recent tragedies reflect the concern with youth suicide.  As friends, family, and teachers mourn and grieve the losses, one wonders […]

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Posted in Community News, Features, Features 27, Vol 34 No 27 | 6/27-7/30 Comments

Puyallup Valley JACL Scholarship

Puyallup Valley JACL Scholarship

The winners of the Puyallup Valley Japanese American Citizens League Scholarship were Britney Spencer Freer, Shannon Kane Russ, and Bryce Taishi Ikeda. They received their scholarship awards on June 6 at the Tacoma Buddhist Church A social hall was followed by a program about their “Camp Harmony Committee” project and a Japanese buffet. (end)

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 34 No 26 | 6/20-6/260 Comments

SPJ awards Northwest Asian Weekly

SPJ awards Northwest Asian Weekly

The Society of Professional Journalists awarded the Northwest Asian Weekly second place for “General Excellence” in the Society of Professional Journalists Awards for the weeklies category. The winning stories included: Jason Cruz: Crime and Justice Reporting — 2nd place, “Former child prodigy attempts suicide after first-degree murder verdict” Jason Cruz: Arts & Lifestyles Reporting — […]

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 34 No 26 | 6/20-6/260 Comments

Rotary Club awards scholarships

Rotary Club awards scholarships

The Seattle International District Rotary Club awarded Victoria Vong and Shen Yao, high school seniors, $2,000 educational scholarships. The Seattle International District Rotary Club is committed to higher education and since 1988 has supported local graduating seniors. Victoria Vong Victoria will graduate from Garfield High School in June, where she has carried a 3.95 GPA.  […]

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 34 No 26 | 6/20-6/260 Comments

Campaign to celebrate LGBTQ Pride month

Campaign to celebrate LGBTQ Pride month

To celebrate June as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer/Questioning (LGBTQ) Pride month, the National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance (NQAPIA) is launching a multilingual outreach campaign to promote acceptance of Asian American LGBTQ individuals. The campaign features a series of public service announcements (PSAs) that hope to diversify the faces and languages of those […]

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Posted in Briefs, Vol 34 No 26 | 6/20-6/260 Comments

Recognizing Vietnamese heritage and freedom

Recognizing Vietnamese heritage and freedom

On Wednesday, 6/17, 2:00 pm, Councilmember Bruce Harrell will introduce a resolution recognizing the Vietnamese Heritage and Freedom Flag as the symbol for Seattle’s Vietnamese community. The Full Council will vote on the legislation on Monday, 6/22, 2:00 pm. Members from the Vietnamese community were invited to be at the committee table to discuss the […]

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Posted in Briefs, Vol 34 No 26 | 6/20-6/260 Comments

“A world without refugees” — Remembering Luke T. Lee, father, and a fighter for human rights

“A world without refugees” — Remembering Luke T. Lee, father, and a fighter for human rights

By Sharon Lee Special for Northwest Asian Weekly This is the first time I will not be calling my dad and sending him a card on Father’s Day. It is hard to express this sad and empty feeling from losing a parent.  Luke T. Lee passed away suddenly in January at age 91 from Parkinson’s […]

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Posted in Community News, Features, Features 26, Profiles, Vol 34 No 26 | 6/20-6/261 Comment

Asian Community airs concerns with new Seattle Police Chief

Asian Community airs concerns with new Seattle Police Chief

By Mark Okazaki Special for Northwest Asian Weekly “We were totally left out.” That is how long-time community activist Alan Sugiyama characterized the recent appointment of four Assistant Police Chiefs, none of whom were Asian Pacific Islanders, under the relatively new command of Seattle’s top cop, Kathleen O’Toole.  Sugiyama went on to say that there […]

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Posted in Community News, Features, Features 26, Profiles, Vol 34 No 26 | 6/20-6/260 Comments

Hokoyama to receive JACL Presidential Award

Hokoyama to receive JACL Presidential Award

The Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) announced J.D. Hokoyama as a recipient of the 2015 JACL Presidential Award. Hokoyama served as a founding board member and President and CEO for Leadership Education for Asian Pacifics Inc. for over 30 years, a national, non-profit, non-partisan, community-based organization founded in 1982 in Los Angeles to achieve full […]

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 34 No 25 | 6/13-6/190 Comments

YSEALI connects with Children’s Alliance

YSEALI connects with Children’s Alliance

Yeo Bee Yin, from Malaysia, met May 28 with members of the Children’s Alliance in Seattle. Yin is a fellow of the Youth Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI). Fellows are interested in digital democracy, civic engagement and other subjects and are learning from state elected officials and groups like the Children’s Alliance. YSEALI Professional Fellows […]

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 34 No 25 | 6/13-6/190 Comments

Wong-Mageo receives General Douglas MacArthur Leadership Award

Wong-Mageo receives General Douglas MacArthur Leadership Award

Captain Puletasi H. Wong-Mageo was one of the recipients of the 2014 General Douglas MacArthur Leadership Award on May 29. The General Douglas MacArthur Leadership Award recognizes company grade commissioned officers and warrant officers in the Active Army, Army Reserve, and Army National Guard that demonstrate the ideals of “duty, honor, and country.” The award […]

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 34 No 25 | 6/13-6/190 Comments

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