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Mayor meets with ethnic media

Mayor meets with ethnic media

Members of local ethnic media had a chance to meet and mingle with each other, Mayor Ed Murray, and other city officials on Sept. 18. The event took place in the the Betty Jane Narver

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Kin On expansion project groundbreaking

Kin On expansion project groundbreaking

Over 70 people celebrated Kin On’s Groundbreaking Ceremony on Sept. 19 to officially kick off the “Creating an Aging-Friendly Community” Kin On Expansion Project. Former Governor and

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Nihonmachi Nite

Nihonmachi Nite

Japantown celebrated its annual Nihonmachi Nite last Saturday. The Main Stage was located in the heart of Japantown, at 6th Ave S and S Main St and featured Cascade Kendo Kai and a Shi Shi Mai Lion Dog Dance.

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NAAAP cleans up

NAAAP cleans up

Members of the National Association for Asian American Professionals spent approximately two

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Okamoto and Moriguchi awarded

Okamoto and Moriguchi awarded

Tosh Okamoto and Tomio Moriguchi, co-founders of Nikkei Concerns, received a Founder’s Award honor at the Nisei Veterans Hall on Sept. 15. Both united the Japanese American

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Mentoring and Wisdom:  Women of Color Empowered

Mentoring and Wisdom: Women of Color Empowered

By Laura Ohata Northwest Asian Weekly­ Behind every successful person stands a series of mentors. Whether it is providing advice on office politics or an endorsement for a job promotion, mentors play a pivotal role in the development of

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ICHS opens new clinic for business in Shoreline

ICHS opens new clinic for business in Shoreline

By Ron Chew Northwest Asian Weekly International Community Health Services (ICHS) officially opened the doors of its new medical-dental clinic in Shoreline on Monday, Sept. 15, marking the long-awaited arrival of the first nonprofit community health center in the city’s history.

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Helping Link celebrates its 21st anniversary gala

Helping Link celebrates its 21st anniversary gala

For Helping Link, a nonprofit based out of Chinatown/International District, this is a time for reflection. The nonprofit is on the brink of their anniversary and getting ready to celebrate their achievements for the local Vietnamese community, as well as their clients and volunteers.

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Still dancing — At 97, Gene Moy inspires

Still dancing — At 97, Gene Moy inspires

By Cari Murotani Northwest Asian Weekly The fact that women ask Gene Moy to dance is not surprising, considering he knows all the steps to the various ballroom styles and has good rhythm. Moy dances several times a week and drives to

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Free dental, vision, and medical care

The Seattle/King County Clinic will be offering free healthcare services Thursday, Oct. 23-Sunday, Oct. 26 at KeyArena at Seattle Center. All patients are welcome and do not need to provide ID or proof of citizenship. There is no registration, but patients will be treated on first-come, first-serve basis. Admission numbers will be distributed at 3:30 […]

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Takei takes over Seattle

Takei takes over Seattle

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly “You do not become an actor, you are born an actor,” informed the 77-year-old George Takei in his

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Services for seniors

Services for seniors

By James Tabafunda Northwest Asian Weekly When several generations of Asian Americans live under one roof, there’s an opportunity for the older generation to pass their wisdom and experience to the youth.

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Fukushima students visit Seattle

Fukushima students visit Seattle

The Japan-America Society of the State of Washington (JASSW) hosted eight students from Fukushima University to visit Seattle for a week on Sept. 8. The students got to Ride the Ducks, go to a Mariners game, visit the NVC Memorial Hall, Microsoft and the Boeing Factory. (end)

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University of Washington hosts Myanmar leaders

University of Washington hosts Myanmar leaders

The University of Washington’s (UW) Jackson School and the iSchool’s Technology and Social Change group hosted 25 Myanmar’s leaders from government, media, libraries, and ethnic communities over the summer. The leaders participated in workshops for five weeks about information strategies and held panel discussions open to the public. The leaders were partly sponsored by Microsoft/USAID. […]

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Candidates meet with ethnic media

Candidates meet with ethnic media

The 5th annual Ethnic Media Candidates Meet n Greet was on Sept. 11 at Sun Ya. Forty-one candidates were in

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Poetry book about World War II released

Poetry book about World War II released

University of Washington alumnus and poet Lawrence Matsuda recently released, “Glimpses of a Forever Foreigner,” in collaboration with artist Roger Shimomura. The book contains 38 poems about Minidoka, a Japanese concentration camp during World War II where Matsuda was born, after the war, friends and family, and the Fukushima disaster. There are four existing paintings […]

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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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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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