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Building Bridges

Building Bridges

Washington State and India Trade Relations Action Committee (WASITRAC), hosted “Gandhi Jayanti”, the 145th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi on Thursday October 2nd, 2014.

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 33 No 43 | 10/18-10/240 Comments

When Seattle meets China

When Seattle meets China

In partnership with MG2, the China Chamber sponsored a reception which offered

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Gala for El Centro de la Raza

Gala for El Centro de la Raza

“Building the Beloved” had a community gala on Saturday, September 27, at the Washington State Convention Center. The event raised over $345,000 for El Centro de la Raza’s programs and services. Approximately 1,000 people attended. Asian Counseling and Referral Center’s executive director Diane Narasaki, Lisa Daugaard, and Daniel Kogita were presented with the Roberto Felipe […]

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 33 No 43 | 10/18-10/240 Comments

CIDBIA Executive Director Blakeney named one of Seattle’s “40 Under 40”

CIDBIA Executive Director Blakeney named one of Seattle’s “40 Under 40”

The Puget Sound Business Journal  profiled 40 business professionals under the age of 40. The list included Chinatown’s-International District Business Improvement Area Executive Director Don Blakeney. Blakeney has served as executive director for four years. (end)

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 33 No 42 | 10/11-10/170 Comments

Asian American Stanford physician appointed White House Fellow

Asian American Stanford physician appointed White House Fellow

Edward Sheen  is a board certified internist and was a Clinical Fellow in Liver and Digestive Diseases at Stanford University, He is Executive Chair/Senior Partner of the Stanford Healthcare Consulting Group, and Course Director of Leadership/Strategies for Healthcare Delivery Innovation. In the California State Assembly.

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All about eyes

All about eyes

Hoy Ping Yee Chan, O.M.D. and Carole Conlon, L.Ac., collaborated on a book for practitioners of traditional Chinese medicine, senior eye patients, and for western medical doctors and optometrists. “Chinese Medicine for Aging Eyes” includes topics on learning the differential diagnosis, examination, and treatment of eye diseases, integrating Chinese medicine, and self-care exercises for general […]

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Mark Chow fundraiser

Mark Chow fundraiser

Judge Mark Chow held a fundraiser at House of Hong on Sept. 29. Over 300 people were in attendance. He is currently running for re-election in King County District Court. He has served as District Court Judge since 1990.

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Women warriors

Women warriors

The Women Warriors Guild of the Seattle Children’s Hospital recently accepted a Muckleshoot Indian Tribe grant award of $5,000.  The grant supports the research efforts to eradicate heart damage caused by Kawasaki Disease (KD).

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UW Wall of Recognition

UW Wall of Recognition

On September 9, the Department of Communication invited Alumni Hall of Fame members and Early Career Award recipients to the unveiling of a Wall of Recognition housed in the Communications Building at UW. In

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 33 No 41 | 10/4-10/100 Comments

Tommy Chong, fancy footwork

Tommy Chong, fancy footwork

Tommy Chong, infamous for being part of the duo of Cheech & Chong, is now on ABC Television’s Dancing with the Stars. So far, he has fared well, and will be continuing on to the next round. The award-winning comedian is partnered with Peta Murgatroyd. This previous week, on Sept. 29th,  he was ranked third […]

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Sakurako Fisher, appointed  General Trustee of JFK Center for the Performing Arts

Sakurako Fisher, appointed General Trustee of JFK Center for the Performing Arts

Fisher, President of the San Francisco Symphony, has been a member of the San Francisco Symphony’s Board of Governors since 1992, and was formerly the Vice President of the Symphony’s Board of Governors and Chair of the Development Steering Committee. Fisher serves as the Chairman of the National Board of the Smithsonian Institution and is a […]

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Shari Song fundraiser successful

Shari Song fundraiser successful

Song is running for State Senate, District 30. Over 120 people attended the fundraiser, including Ambassador Gary Locke, and raised approximately $15,000. The event was held at New Hong Kong Restaurant in the ID, Sept. 22. (end)

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Kollaboration alumni reunite

Kollaboration alumni reunite

Multi award-winning spoken word poet, Troy Osaki, and singer-songwriter and guitarist, Christian Kang joined forces to host their debut solo showcase featuring an all Asian-American lineup, with special guest, singer-songwriter Brenda Xu, on September 26, 2014 at Q Café in Seattle.

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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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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 33 No 40 |9/27-10/30 Comments

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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Posted in Names in the News, News, Vol 33 No 40 |9/27-10/30 Comments

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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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 33 No 39 | 9/20-9/260 Comments

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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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 33 No 39 | 9/20-9/260 Comments

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