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“Chinos” — Recent political reestablishment also reestablishes Chinese Cuban heritage

“Chinos” — Recent political reestablishment also reestablishes Chinese Cuban heritage

By Cindy Domingo Northwest Asian Weekly What seemed impossible became a reality last month when President

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Posted in Commentaries, Vol 34 No 5 | 1/24-1/301 Comment

COMMENTARY: My wish for the Japanese American community

COMMENTARY: My wish for the Japanese American community

By Louise Kashino Takisaki Northwest Asian Weekly My dedication to support the Nisei Veterans Committee is because of the importance of preserving our history, especially during WWII. Our mission at NVC is to “Honor the Past; Educate the Future.” The history books have included very little on the Japanese incarceration during WWII, so it is […]

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Posted in Commentaries, Vol 34 No 5 | 1/24-1/300 Comments

EDITORIAL: “Your English is so good”

EDITORIAL: “Your English is so good”

The popular website Buzzfeed is producing a video called “Ask An Asian” and they called out on Facebook to ask for contributions.

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Posted in Editorials, Vol 34 No 5 | 1/24-1/300 Comments

BLOG: Being blunt about race…

BLOG: Being blunt about race…

By Assunta Ng   My words were blunt and shocking even to myself when I asked community leaders to contribute to the Asian Weekly’s social justice issue.

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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 34 No 5 | 1/24-1/300 Comments

COMMENTARY: Jackie Chan’s son sentenced to 6 months prison for pot possession

COMMENTARY: Jackie Chan’s son sentenced to 6 months prison for pot possession

By Reid Mukai For Northwest Asian Weekly On Friday January 9, Jaycee Chan, son of legendary martial artist Jackie Chan, was sentenced to six months in prison and fined $320 for pot possession. Jaycee was arrested in August at his Beijing apartment along with fellow celebrity Ko Chen-tung and others. Jaycee and Ko admitted smoking […]

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Posted in Commentaries, Vol 34 No 4 | 1/17-1/230 Comments

COMMENTARY: RE: The Filipino Community Center

By Alma Kern For Northwest Asian Weekly We are at a pivotal juncture in the history of our beloved Filipino Community of Seattle. Whatever happens this year will determine the future of the organization. Our manongs and manangs, and all the past leaders

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Posted in Commentaries, Vol 34 No 4 | 1/17-1/230 Comments

BLOG: 2014–Insanity in Chinatown, Seahawks mayhem, and even blackmail

BLOG: 2014–Insanity in Chinatown, Seahawks mayhem, and even blackmail

By Assunta Ng Next week will be Northwest Asian Weekly’s 33rd anniversary. So how did 2014 fare for the newspaper?

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Posted in Editorials, Vol 34 No 4 | 1/17-1/231 Comment

EDITORIAL: North Korea is all over the news — Or maybe not…

EDITORIAL: North Korea is all over the news — Or maybe not…

There were no stories about the controversial Sony hack from the Associated Press (AP) Pyongyang bureau in North Korea. You can refer to page 5 and the last three issues for background information if you have been hiding from mass media.

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Posted in Editorials, Vol 34 No 3 | 1/10-1/160 Comments

2014: A year of highs and lows for Chinatown and the Asian American community

2014: A year of highs and lows for Chinatown and the Asian American community

Was the Year of the Horse that disastrous for the Asian community? Or are there valuable lessons we can draw to prepare for a better year?

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Posted in Features 02, Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 34 No 02 | 1/3-1/90 Comments

Guts and voice — Reflecting on the Hong Kong protests

Guts and voice — Reflecting on the Hong Kong protests

By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly I watched on live television about how the Hong Kong (HK) government shut down students’

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Posted in Commentaries, Vol 33 No 52 | 12/20-12/260 Comments

EDITORIAL: Remembering, wishing, resolutions

EDITORIAL: Remembering, wishing, resolutions

We asked our amazing NWAW writers and contributors to help out with the holiday issue. We

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Posted in Editorials, Features 52, Vol 33 No 52 | 12/20-12/260 Comments

BLOG: 8 gifts at no cost that can boost your happiness

BLOG: 8 gifts at no cost that can boost your happiness

Ho, ho, ho, Christmas is cancelled! Two parents posted on Facebook recently a photo of their three sons and announced they were cancelling their holiday with no gifts.

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Posted in Features 52, Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 33 No 52 | 12/20-12/260 Comments

LETTER: RE: ‘Delano Manongs’ elevates Filipino Americans as civil rights heroes

I was with a group of Filipino teenagers, who worked in a farm picking grapes in Delano in the summer of 1965.

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Posted in Letters to the Editor, Vol 33 No 51 | 12/13-12/190 Comments

COMMENTARY: Asian American civil rights group calls on retailers to pull ads targeting Alibaba

COMMENTARY: Asian American civil rights group calls on retailers to pull ads targeting Alibaba

The Alliance for Main Street Fairness, which includes retailers such as Target, J.C. Penney, Walmart and Best

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Posted in Commentaries, Vol 33 No 51 | 12/13-12/194 Comments

BLOG: Restriction to resurrection — Chinatown jailhouse transformed into an artists’ sanctuary

BLOG: Restriction to resurrection — Chinatown jailhouse transformed into an artists’ sanctuary

By Assunta Ng The Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) building is located in an auspicious corner of the

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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 33 No 51 | 12/13-12/190 Comments

EDITORIAL: To forgive? To forget?

EDITORIAL: To forgive? To forget?

Mark Wahlberg, aka “Marky Mark” aka the actor who has won acclaim for starring roles in award-winning films such as “The Fighter” and “The Departed” has recently asked for a pardon for his previous offenses. 

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Posted in Editorials, Vol 33 No 51 | 12/13-12/190 Comments

COMMENTARY: RE: E-cigarettes and the API community

COMMENTARY: RE: E-cigarettes and the API community

By Sean Yokomizo For Northwest Asian Weekly On behalf of Asian Pacific Partners for Empowerment, Advocacy, and Leadership (APPEAL), I would like to respond to the commentary, “E-cigarettes and the API Community,” authored by Reid Mukai and posted on Nov. 21, 2014.

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Posted in Commentaries, Vol 33 No 50 | 12/6-12/122 Comments

What happens when Seattle meets China? — Romance, business, and more business

What happens when Seattle meets China? — Romance, business, and more business

By Assunta Ng The Greater Seattle Chinese Chamber of Commerce recently hosted a business panel discussion, “Seattle meets China,” at the Sun Ya restaurant in November.

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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 33 No 50 | 12/6-12/120 Comments

EDITORIAL: A sincere signature — Northwest Asian Weekly, No. 338 on the list

We, the undersigned, are Asian American writers and scholars. We are very aware of the ways a story is told. We are also keenly and painfully aware of the ways a story gets untold.

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Posted in Editorials, Vol 33 No 50 | 12/6-12/120 Comments

COMMENTARY: New billboards in Seattle proclaim devotion to Thai king

COMMENTARY: New billboards in Seattle proclaim devotion to Thai king

By Eugene Pike For Northwest Asian Weekly For the first time ever, the Thai community in Seattle and surrounding areas are renting billboards near the Space Needle.

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Posted in Commentaries, Vol 33 No 49 | 11/29-12/51 Comment

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