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Celebrating in Bellevue Square — The Bellevue Collection Third Annual Lunar New Year Festival

Celebrating in Bellevue Square — The Bellevue Collection Third Annual Lunar New Year Festival

By Laura Ohata Northwest Asian Weekly Drums beat and cymbals crash. Lion dancers move in sinuous steps, leap and kick to a rapt audience. Last weekend, The Bellevue Collection celebrated the Year of the Ram with its third annual Lunar New Year festival. The event started with a performance by the South Puget Sound Chinese […]

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Posted in Community News, Cultures, Features, Features 10, Vol 34 No 10 | 2/28-3/60 Comments

Google celebrates Lunar New Year

Google celebrates Lunar New Year

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Google employees, their family and friends celebrated Lunar New Year on Wednesday, February 18th at its Kirkland campus. Employees took time from their busy days to join in celebrating the Year of the Sheep.  There were lots of young children dressed in customary Chinese dress, most in red signifying […]

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Sugiyama retires; Nakano is new EDI Executive Director

Sugiyama retires; Nakano is new EDI Executive Director

Executive Development Institute (EDI) announced that its Board of Directors appointed Marci Nakano as EDI’s Executive Director. EDI is a non-profit organization that focuses on leadership training for multiethnic professionals. Nakano will transition to Executive Director on March 1, 2015. EDI’s current Executive Director, Alan Sugiyama, is retiring on February 28, 2015 for health reasons […]

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 34 No 9 | 2/21-2/270 Comments

Matsukawa awarded

Matsukawa awarded

The UW Department of Communication announced that Lori Matsukawa is a 2015 Distinguished Alumna. Each distinguished alumnus is part of the Department’s Alumni Hall of Fame on the basis of making significant contributions to the field and society. Matsukawa will give the keynote speech to graduating students at the department’s graduation celebration on June 11, […]

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Jean Lee has spirit!

Jean Lee has spirit!

The Parks and Recreation Department of Seattle is presenting the John C. Little Spirit Award Thursday evening to Jean Lee, Activity Supervisor at the Jefferson Community Center. This is an annual award to the employee who demonstrates high degree of commitment and leadership to the youth of our community, the fourteenth time this award has been […]

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Shuko Hara celebrates 100 years

Shuko Hara celebrates 100 years

King County Assessor Lloyd Hara’s mother, Shuko Hara, a former Seattleite, celebrated her 100th birthday on Jan 31. She cheered for her beloved Seahawks on the recent Super Bowl Sunday. She now lives in Delaware near Lloyd’s sister, Mitzi. (end)

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Everyone’s on the boat!

Everyone’s on the boat!

Taiwanese Association of Professionals – Seattle Chapter had a viewing party for the new Asian American TV series Fresh off the Boat on Feb. 10. The show currently airs on Tuesday ABC 8PM to 9PM. TAPs expects to have more viewing parties in the future. (end)

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OCA New Year celebration and awards

OCA New Year celebration and awards

  The OCA-Greater Seattle chapter held its Lunar New Year celebration and awarded its 2015 Golden Circle Awards February 7 at Joy Palace Restarant. The award recipients were Fred Cordova, Katty Chow, Dorothy Cordova, Assunta Ng, Alan Sugiyama, and the Japanese American Citizens League. OCA is not-for-profit, non-partisan organization representing over 10,000 people nationally, including […]

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Immigration reform is not easy — Texas delays executive order

By Minal Singh Northwest Asian Weekly Immigration reform is delayed while Texas prepares to battle the executive order against federal courts. On Nov. 20, President Obama announced an executive action on immigration reform. On Feb. 15, in the case of Texas vs the United States, a Texas District Court obtained a temporary injunction to halt […]

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Hindus concerned after two US incidents in 10 days

Hindus concerned after two US incidents in 10 days

  Hindus nationwide are concerned after two incidents—roughing-up of a Hindu grandfather by police in Madison (Alabama) on February six resulting in partial paralysis and then scrawling of “GET OUT” on Bothell (Washington) Hindu Temple wall discovered on February 15—happened in a span of ten days. Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada […]

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Posted in Briefs, Community News, Features, Vol 34 No 9 | 2/21-2/270 Comments

COMMENTARY: Diversity: Moving beyond zip codes

COMMENTARY: Diversity: Moving beyond zip codes

By Halimah Hussein Northwest Asian Weekly Diversity is a beautiful thing; it adds a pop of color to a community, like an abstract painting. I remember when I was a student at Franklin High School, where the diversity was so rich.  Being in South Seattle, Franklin had a lot to be proud of, as it […]

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Posted in Commentaries, Education, Vol 34 No 9 | 2/21-2/270 Comments

First class — “Diversity makes a difference” scholarship nominees

First class — “Diversity makes a difference” scholarship nominees

Compiled by Peggy Chapman Northwest Asian Weekly Each year, the Northwest Asian Weekly Foundation offers scholarships for extraordinary students who contribute and play a part in promoting diversity in our community. Here is a sampling of a few of our many exceptional nominations: Ace Wilson, NOVA High School “Ace’s compassion and commitment to building community […]

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Posted in Education, Vol 34 No 9 | 2/21-2/270 Comments

PICTORIAL: Celebrating Pakistan

PICTORIAL: Celebrating Pakistan

The host nation for the 17th annual Asia Pacific New Year Celebration at the Tacoma Dome was Pakistan.  There was a presentation of the Pakistan national anthem, and a feature cultural show. The Stage Mistress of Ceremony was Cheryl Lee of the University of Washington.  Festivities included a variety of performances from schools and societies […]

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Posted in Community News, Features, Pictorials, Vol 34 No 9 | 2/21-2/270 Comments

Lions and lettuce at the Wing — Lunar New Year celebration kicks off at Wing Luke Museum

Lions and lettuce at the Wing — Lunar New Year celebration kicks off at Wing Luke Museum

By Shane McMahon Northwest Asian Weekly As a crowd gathered on King Street, lettuce and firecrackers hung from the front of a building, two pairs of children in lion costumes prepared to dance, and the celebration of the Year of the Sheep was ready to start. On Feb. 7 the Wing Luke Museum provided Seattle’s […]

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Dances, drums, and dragons — UW celebrates Chinese Lunar New Year

Dances, drums, and dragons — UW celebrates Chinese Lunar New Year

By Daria Kroupoderova Northwest Asian Weekly University of Washington (UW) rang in the Chinese Lunar New Year with a gala on Feb. 6. <!–more–> The Chinese Student Association (CSA) put on the 48th annual gala. CSA is a student organization at UW that is “dedicated toward improving cultural awareness on the campus as well as […]

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Bellevue will be celebrating the new year! — The Bellevue Collection’s Third Annual Lunar New Year Festival

Celebrate the Year of the Ram at the Bellevue Collection’s Third Annual Lunar New Year festival. This year, the family-friendly excitement includes nearly forty different performances including lion dancing, tai chi, traditional Chinese music, wushu (or kung fu), mask dancing, peacock dancing, and Chinese opera, and many others. For good luck, dim sum purveyor, Din […]

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Larson wins award for novel

Larson wins award for novel

The 2015 Scott O’Dell Award for Historical Fiction for young people went to Dash, by Kirby Larson, published by Scholastic Press. In the book it’s January, 1942, and school scapegoating is the just the first hardship Mitsi Kashino and her Japanese-American family will encounter. Mitsi also has to leave her  beloved dog Dash in the […]

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 34 No 8 | 2/14-2/200 Comments

Brogan appointed to State Transportation Commission

Brogan appointed to State Transportation Commission

Gov. Jay Inslee has appointed Rita Brogan of Vashon Island to the Washington State Transportation Commission. She will serve the remaining four years of the six-year term vacated by former Commissioner Charley Royer, who resigned effective Jan. 15.  Brogan will represent the central Puget Sound area on the commission. Brogan served as the superintendent of […]

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From assistant to novelist

From assistant to novelist

Sichan Siv, former Deputy Assistant to President Bush 41, has written a political thriller.He is the bestselling author of Golden Bones. “After writing a bestselling memoir I wanted to turn to a work of fiction, drawing from a combination of experiences and imagination,” says Siv. He is a genocide survivor, making it from the Killing […]

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Buckley now CEO for law offices

Buckley now CEO for law offices

Erica Buckley is now the CEO for Buckley Associations, in charge of two law offices. One is located in Chinatown and the other is a satellite office in Tacoma. Both practice in personal injury litigation. Buckley is a member of the Junior League of Seattle, a women’s service organization, and a member of the Treehouse […]

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 34 No 8 | 2/14-2/200 Comments

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