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Differences create great harmony — Celebrate Asia concert combines music of different cultures to bridge worlds together

Differences create great harmony — Celebrate Asia concert combines music of different cultures to bridge worlds together

By Emiri Aoki Northwest Asian Weekly Often, vastly different types of things cannot unite or be in harmony when combined. Music is no exception. However, when it works, the effect can be awe-inspiring. I got to see some cool combinations of different sounds across the world coming together during Celebrate Asia, an annual Asian concert […]

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, Community News, Features, Features, Profiles, Profiles, Vol 35 No 6 | 2/6-2/120 Comments

Jayapal poised for Congress?

Jayapal poised for Congress?

On Jan. 21, Washington state Sen. Pramila Jayapal announced her congressional bid in Washington state’s 7th district, in hopes of succeeding U.S. Rep. Jim McDermott, who is retiring and vacating his seat after 14 terms.

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Posted in Community News, Features, Features 5, Politics, Profiles, Vol 35 No 5 | 1/30-2/50 Comments

API leaders tackle local communities’ considerations and concerns at briefing

API leaders tackle local communities’ considerations and concerns at briefing

With the general election set for Nov. 8, Asian and Pacific Islander American (APIA) leaders join presidential candidates in making sure key issues are brought up for public debate.

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Posted in Community News, Features, Features 5, Profiles, Vol 35 No 5 | 1/30-2/50 Comments

Women bridge builders to be honored Feb. 4

Women bridge builders to be honored Feb. 4

Northwest Asian Weekly (NWAW) organizes a tri-yearly networking luncheon, “Women of Color Empowered,” a series of events that honors the accomplishments of women leaders. On Thursday, Feb. 4, NWAW’s honorees will come together to share a bit of their knowledge to a crowd at China Harbor Restaurant. This quarter’s theme is “women as bridge builders,” celebrating those who have made divides between diverse spaces smaller. The event will be emcee’d by Margo Myers, of Margo Myers Communications.

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Posted in Community News, Features, Profiles, Vol 35 No 4 | 1/23-1/291 Comment

We’re still in print!

We’re still in print!

Thirty-four years of running a newspaper and learning how to turn struggles into miracles

Will newspapers last?

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Posted in Business, Community News, Features, Features 4, Profiles, Vol 35 No 4 | 1/23-1/290 Comments

NWAW Technology and Innovation Awardee: Naveen Jain — The Elon Musk of the Northwest?

NWAW Technology and Innovation Awardee: Naveen Jain — The Elon Musk of the Northwest?

Naveen Jain is among the most energetic and passionate minds in this region. Outside of California, he is one of a handful of billionaires of Asian descent.

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Posted in Community News, Features, Features 4, Profiles, Technology, Vol 35 No 4 | 1/23-1/290 Comments

Top Contributors to the Asian community 2015

Top Contributors to the Asian community 2015

HONOREES Ming-Ming Tung/Chinese Americans Citizens Alliances Elsie Taniguchi Mel Kang Vandana Slatter Van Dinh-Kuno Bill Tashima Rick Polintan Chong Dameron SPONSORS Puget Sound Energy Wells Fargo Nordstrom Seattle Seahawks UnionBank Swedish Seattle Family Regional Center Keiro Northwest MASTER OF CEREMONIES Harold Taniguchi BEAUTIFUL PLAQUES Bonnie Miller  

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Posted in Community News, Features, Profiles, Vol 34 No 51 | 12/12-12/180 Comments

Thai king, longest-reigning monarch, marks 88th birthday — Seattle posts billboards honoring Bhumibol Adulyadej

Thai king, longest-reigning monarch, marks 88th birthday — Seattle posts billboards honoring Bhumibol Adulyadej

The Associated Press BANGKOK (AP) — The people of Thailand on Saturday marked the 88th birthday of their king, the world’s longest-reigning monarch – but with their once-vigorous leader in a hospital and unseen in public for three months, the celebrations were the most subdued in memory. However the Seattle Thai community posted billboards commemorating […]

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Posted in Community News, Features, Profiles, Vol 34 No 51 | 12/12-12/180 Comments

Tsuguo Ikeda, community mentor, dies at 91

Tsuguo Ikeda, community mentor, dies at 91

By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly Tsuguo “Ike” Ikeda, a pioneer who opened doors to many—especially troubled youths—and broke down barriers for people of color, died on Dec. 2. Surrounded by his family, Ikeda died peacefully at the age of 91, according to his wife, Sumiko. Ikeda was the first Asian American executive director of […]

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Posted in Community News, Features, Features 51, Obituaries, Profiles, Vol 34 No 51 | 12/12-12/180 Comments

MAP: Bridging the Gap Breakfast — Honoring and celebrating diversity

MAP: Bridging the Gap Breakfast — Honoring and celebrating diversity

The Multicultural Alumni Partnership (MAP) at the University of Washington (UW) celebrated its 21st anniversary Oct. 17. The event benefits the MAP Endowed Scholarship Fund. Founded in 1994, the Multicultural Alumni Partnership is dedicated to promoting diversity at the UW and in the UW alumni community. MAP has taken a leadership role in addressing issues […]

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Posted in Community News, Education, Features, Profiles, Vol 34 No 50 | 12/5-12/110 Comments

Facing deportation — Jennifer Choi’s hurdles

Facing deportation — Jennifer Choi’s hurdles

By Peggy Chapman Northwest Asian Weekly Sitting across the table from Jennifer (Jenny) Choi feels like sitting with a friend you should be sharing coffee with and discussing upcoming holiday plans—not discussing fears and intricacies of the possibility of deportation. Choi’s situation is complicated. She moved to the United States from South Korea when she […]

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Posted in Community News, Features, Features 50, Profiles, Vol 34 No 50 | 12/5-12/112 Comments

Rick Polintan — Fighting for immigrant rights

Rick Polintan — Fighting for immigrant rights

By Staff Northwest Asian Weekly Rick Polintan has had over 35 years of community and union organizing experience since his migration to the United States in 1980 from the Philippines. He was a member of the Union of Democratic Filipinos, doing community organizing against the Marcos dictatorship and helping Filipinos in their struggle for immigrant […]

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Posted in Community News, Features, Profiles, Vol 34 No 50 | 12/5-12/110 Comments

Vandana Slatter — First Indian American city councilmember in Bellevue has public service in her DNA

Vandana Slatter — First Indian American city councilmember in Bellevue has public service in her DNA

By James Tabafunda Northwest Asian Weekly Bellevue is the fifth-largest city in Washington and, just a few weeks after this month’s election, its city council continues to reflect the 28 percent of citizens who are Asian, the highest share of any city in the state. Vandana Slatter, a biotechnology professional and community leader, won Position […]

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Posted in Community News, Features, Profiles, Vol 34 No 49 | 11/28-12/40 Comments

Say hello to Hello Kitty — EMP Museum pays homage to the supercute

Say hello to Hello Kitty — EMP Museum pays homage to the supercute

By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly It began with a coin purse. Hello Kitty, soon to conquer the world, made her debut on a tiny coin purse made from see-through plastic. The year was 1975. The “Hello! Exploring The Supercute World Of Hello Kitty” exhibit at the EMP Museum includes a replica of this coin […]

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, Community News, Features, Features, Profiles, Profiles, Vol 34 No 48 | 11/21-11/271 Comment

Bill Tashima — Lessons of history as legacy for social action

Bill Tashima — Lessons of history as legacy for social action

By Ador Pereda Yano Northwest Asian Weekly “Okage Sama De” (in your honored shadow): These words are important to Bill Tashima, who has taken the difficult lessons of the past and used them to advocate for social change in the present. For his long-time service to the Asian Pacific American community, Tashima is being honored […]

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Posted in Community News, Features, Profiles, Vol 34 No 48 | 11/21-11/270 Comments

Chong Dameron — Contributing to the Korean community on multiple levels

Chong Dameron — Contributing to the Korean community on multiple levels

By Andrew Kim Northwest Asian Weekly Nearly three decades ago, Chong Dameron was a busy lady working at North Pacific Bank (now Heritage Bank) in Tacoma. In addition to working at the bank, she was raising two daughters and running her own separate property management business. While working at the bank, she couldn’t help but […]

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Posted in Community News, Features, Profiles, Vol 34 No 48 | 11/21-11/270 Comments

Black and Brown Male Summit — Empowering young men of color

Black and Brown Male Summit — Empowering young men of color

By Kari Canty Highline College More than 700 students and chaperones from across South King County attended the 2015 Black and Brown Male Summit on Nov. 14 at Highline College. What started in 2011 with about three dozen young men of color has quickly grown to hundreds attending the free day-long event. The Black and […]

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Posted in Community News, Education, Features, Profiles, Vol 34 No 48 | 11/21-11/270 Comments

Paradox of Place — Glimpses of modern Korea at SAM’s Asian Art Museum

Paradox of Place — Glimpses of modern Korea at SAM’s Asian Art Museum

By Jocelyn Moore Northwest Asian Weekly Walking into the Seattle Art Museum’s (SAM) Asian Art Museum from now through March, you find yourself immersed in the paradox of modern Korean society. The “Paradox of Place: Contemporary Korean Art” at the museum showcases new media art in diverse forms from six prominent Korean artists. The common […]

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, Community News, Features, Features, Features 48, Profiles, Profiles, Vol 34 No 48 | 11/21-11/270 Comments

Elsie Taniguchi — Spreading love in response to war-time internment experience

Elsie Taniguchi — Spreading love in response to war-time internment experience

By Yiqin Weng Northwest Asian Weekly Elsie Taniguchi, a 79-year-old Japanese American, describes herself as a volunteer. She has been the president of the Puyallup Valley Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) for 17 years. Taniguchi and her colleagues in JACL are now focusing on a subcommittee called “Camp Harmony Committee” to tell the next generation […]

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Posted in Community News, Features, Profiles, Vol 34 No 47 | 11/14-11/200 Comments

Ming-Ming Tung-Edelman  — Key role in helping local chapter of Chinese American Citizens Alliance

Ming-Ming Tung-Edelman — Key role in helping local chapter of Chinese American Citizens Alliance

By Staff Northwest Asian Weekly The Asian Weekly is proud to recognize both Ming-Ming Tung-Edelman and Chinese American Citizens Alliance (CACA) as top contributors. Tung-Edelman masters and manages an unusual variety of  tasks. She is a pharmacologist at the busy Polyclinic in Seattle, where she deals with anything related to pharmacology and prescriptions. She is […]

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Posted in Community News, Features, Profiles, Vol 34 No 47 | 11/14-11/200 Comments

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