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

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

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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Posted in Names in the News, 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

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

Chong and Liang collaborate for ARC Dance

Chong and Liang collaborate for ARC Dance

Marie Chong, artistic director of ARC Dance, invited Edwaard Liang to Seattle to set a world premiere dance work for the company for the upcoming Summer Dance at the Center, July 16-18 and 23-25. Liang will be running the rehearsal.     Liang was born in Taiwan and grew up in Marin County, CA. He […]

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

Justad’s film in the works

Justad’s film in the works

Jade Justad, a hapa Korean American filmmaker from Seattle is working on a short film “Creased” which is now in development. The film centers around an Asian American high school senior Kayla who is strongly considering Asian eyelid surgery. The film has received a grant from 4Culture, and Jade is currently working on a Kickstarter […]

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

Toyota scholarships

Toyota scholarships

In partnership with the Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund (APIASF), a non-profit organization dedicated to providing college scholarships to APIAs, Toyota granted 22 scholarships at its fourth annual awards dinner and reception at the Toyota Automotive Museum on May 14, 2015. With majors ranging from aerospace engineering to microbiology, and school selections from […]

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 34 No 24 | 6/6-6/120 Comments

Moriguchi recognized

Moriguchi recognized

Tomio Moriguchi was named one of the most influential business executives of the past 35 years by the Puget Sound Business Journal. Moriguchi took over his family’s business, Uwajimaya, after working as a Boeing engineer, and he is currently company chairman after serving as its CEO for 30 years. According to the Journal, Moriguchi and […]

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 34 No 24 | 6/6-6/120 Comments

Dominguiano is Miss Washington’s Outstanding Teen

Dominguiano is Miss Washington’s Outstanding Teen

Abigail Dominguiano was crowned Miss Washington’s Outstanding Teen May 24. She recently turned 15 in May, and is of Filipino descent, and resides in Silverdale. She along with 25 others competed the weekend of the 24th. She is the first title holder to be of Asian descent. (end)

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 34 No 24 | 6/6-6/120 Comments

Brogan awarded WTS Woman of the Year

Brogan awarded WTS Woman of the Year

Women’s Transportation Seminar (WTS) International selected Rita Brogan of Seattle, to receive its highest award, Woman of the Year.  Brogan received the award at WTS International’s annual conference in Chicago May 22. The award decision is based on the following criteria: A woman who is a leader in transportation and has made an outstanding contribution […]

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 34 No 24 | 6/6-6/120 Comments

Kroupoderova awarded NWAW scholarship

Kroupoderova awarded NWAW scholarship

Daria Kroupoderova, a University of Washington journalism and communications major, (and a former intern for the Northwest Asian Weekly) was awarded the 2015 Northwest Asian Weekly scholarship (in the amount of $1000) by the UW School of Communications May 21. Kroupoderova plans to pursue writing on minority and immigrant affairs. (end)

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 34 No 24 | 6/6-6/120 Comments

Ku will be coordinating arts events

Ku will be coordinating arts events

Jenny Ku is the newest member of the Community Development and Outreach team at the City of Seattle Office of Arts and Culture. As the event coordinator, she will coordinate events such as summer concerts, public art dedications, and the Mayor’s Arts Awards. Originally from Taipei, Taiwan, she moved to Seattle in June of 2002. […]

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 34 No 24 | 6/6-6/120 Comments

SUMA awards

SUMA awards

The SeaTac United Math Academy (SUMA) held its awards dinner on Monday, May 18 at the SeaTac Community Center. The free math academy is targeted to elementary school kids in the SeaTac area as a way to improve their math abilities while having fun. From left, SeaTac Mayor Mia Gregerson, King County Councilman Dave Upthegrove […]

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 34 No 23 | 5/30-6/50 Comments

CACA Seattle in the other Washington

CACA Seattle in the other Washington

Bettie Luke, Ali Lee and Ming-Ming Tung-Edelman represented the Chinese American Citizens Alliance (CACA) Seattle in the CACA national legislative and education team to Washington DC last week.  They participated in the first summit for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders where President Obama’s cabinet members and API leaders discussed issues regarding AAPIs. Three key issues […]

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 34 No 23 | 5/30-6/50 Comments

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