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COMMENTARY: The siren song of “Hello Kitty is not a cat”

COMMENTARY: The siren song of “Hello Kitty is not a cat”

By Tiffany Ran For Northwest Asian Weekly “Ceci n’est pas une pipe (This is not a pipe),” a cheeky statement made famous by Rene Magritte’s painting The Treachery of Images came to mind recently. But Magritte’s painting is of a pipe. It is very clearly a pipe, despite it saying otherwise. Mais non, argued Magritte, […]

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Posted in Commentaries, Vol 33 No 37 | 9/6-9/120 Comments

COMMENTARY: Pinnacles of awkwardness and internships

COMMENTARY: Pinnacles of awkwardness and internships

By Daria Kroupoderova For Northwest Asian Weekly When I started interning at the NW Asian Weekly, I knew I would at some point be put in a situation where I felt like an outsider. Being a white female and covering Asian news is really not a big deal, but being a white female who doesn’t […]

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Posted in Commentaries, Vol 33 No 37 | 9/6-9/120 Comments

COMMENTARY: Ask, don’t tell us who we are

COMMENTARY: Ask, don’t tell us who we are

By Tiffany Ran Northwest Asian Weekly When I tell people that I cook for a living, I get, on multiple occasions, “Do you make sushi?” or “Do you

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Posted in Commentaries, Vol 33 No 32 | 8/2-8/80 Comments

COMMENTARY: Yellowface in 2014? Is it 2014 or 1914?

COMMENTARY: Yellowface in 2014? Is it 2014 or 1914?

By The Chinese American Citizens Alliance For Northwest Asian Weekly The Chinese American Citizens Alliance sees the current production of The Mikado in Seattle as continuing the

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Posted in Commentaries, Vol 33 No 31 | 7/26-8/10 Comments

COMMENTARY: Dignity is not expendable for entertainment

By The Greater Seattle Chapter of AdvOCAte For Northwest Asian Weekly The Greater Seattle chapter of AdvOCAte (formerly the Organization of Chinese Americans) would like to thank Sharon Pian Chan for her thoughtful editorial, “Yellowface in Your Face” (Seattle Times, 7/14/14), regarding the Seattle Gilbert & Sullivan Society’s production of The Mikado.

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Posted in Commentaries, Vol 33 No 31 | 7/26-8/10 Comments

COMMENTARY: Applause for opinion on “The Mikado” — A letter from Bettie Luke to the Seattle Times

Thank you for writing your OPINION column “Yellowface in your face” in the Seattle Times Monday July 14, 2014, page News A7.

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Posted in Commentaries, Vol 33 No 31 | 7/26-8/10 Comments

COMMENTARY: What I have learned from Mary Yu

COMMENTARY: What I have learned from Mary Yu

By Jamie Sun Northwest Asian Weekly Mary Yu is an inspiring role model.

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Posted in Commentaries, Vol 33 No 27 | 6/28-7/40 Comments

COMMENTARY: Hire local workers on City of Seattle public works projects now

COMMENTARY: Hire local workers on City of Seattle public works projects now

By Michael Woo, Got Green Jobs that should be given to Seattle residents are being given to others. The City of Seattle spends hundreds of millions of dollars annually on public works projects building and repairing city-owned properties, such as streets, parks, community centers, and the like. These projects create thousands of construction jobs, but […]

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Posted in Commentaries, Vol 33 No 26 | 6/21-6/271 Comment

COMMENTARY: Dad, you’ll be missed!

COMMENTARY: Dad, you’ll be missed!

By James Wong For Northwest Asian Weekly I didn’t think I would feel this way even six months ago, but I really miss my dad. We’ve had a rocky relationship for most of our lives. I had never seen my dad in person until I was 8 years old. He escaped China when he was […]

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Posted in Commentaries, Vol 33 No 25 | 6/14-6/203 Comments

COMMENTARY: What is and why become a PCO?

COMMENTARY: What is and why become a PCO?

By Washington State Rep. Cindy Ryu In Washington state, the Precinct Committee Officers (PCOs) are the grassroots base of either the Democratic or the Republican Party and are vital to their successes. They serve as the political representative for their respective precincts. They form the basis for communicating the values and principles of either party […]

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Posted in Commentaries, Vol 33 No 19 | 5/3-5/91 Comment

COMMENTARY: Ethnic business community says ‘no’ to $15 minimum wage hike proposal

COMMENTARY: Ethnic business community says ‘no’ to $15 minimum wage hike proposal

By The Ethnic Community Coalition Although Seattle’s proposed $15/hour minimum wage increase has been publicly debated since last fall, we local ethnic and immigrant small business owners have just begun to realize the negative impact the wage hike will have on our businesses and on our employees. For months, we tried to ignore it. In […]

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Posted in Commentaries, Vol 33 No 18 | 4/26-5/27 Comments

COMMENTARY: High-skilled immigration reform will benefit both United States and Asia

COMMENTARY: High-skilled immigration reform will benefit both United States and Asia

By Curtis S. Chin Northwest Asian Weekly DENPASAR, INDONESIA – The Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor might, in Emma Lazarus’ famous poem, once have welcomed “your tired, your poor, your huddled masses, [and] the wretched refuse,” but that doesn’t seem to be the language coming out of Washington these days — at least […]

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Posted in Commentaries, Vol 33 No 18 | 4/26-5/21 Comment

COMMENTARY: The Sunf lower Movement: Taiwan students demonstrate for democracy, transparency

COMMENTARY: The Sunf lower Movement: Taiwan students demonstrate for democracy, transparency

By Han-Jung Ko On April 10, the longest Parliament occupation protest in Taiwan’s history, the Sunflower Movement, came to a symbolic end. The protesters, mostly college students, occupied the Parliament since March 19. They have decided to shift their efforts to promoting a monitoring framework that will ensure an honest review of the Cross-Strait Service […]

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Posted in Commentaries, Vol 33 No 17 | 4/19-4/250 Comments

COMMENTARY: Preventing transit cuts will be a win for our communities

COMMENTARY: Preventing transit cuts will be a win for our communities

By Diane Narasaki and Rich Stolz Without action soon, King County Metro will cut 17 percent of its transit service, with the first cuts taking place as early as June of this year. As many as 74 routes, including routes critical to the mobility of Asian Pacific American communities, are slated to be completely eliminated. […]

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Posted in Commentaries, Vol 33 No 15 | 4/5-4/110 Comments

COMMENTARY: Expand opportunities for Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders

By Sefa Aina For Northwest Asian Weekly In February, President Obama launched his My Brother’s Keeper Initiative to expand opportunity for all young men and boys of color. This initiative builds upon collaboration between leading foundations and businesses to ensure that all young men and boys are able to achieve their full potential, regardless of […]

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Posted in Commentaries, Vol 33 No 15 | 4/5-4/110 Comments

COMMENTARY: Chinese Americans to benefit from the Affordable Care Act

By Daphne Kwok For Northwest Asian Weekly Almost one in seven Chinese Americans does not have health insurance.

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Posted in Commentaries, Vol 33 No 14 | 3/29-4/41 Comment

COMMENTARY: China’s awkward banana slip

COMMENTARY: China’s awkward banana slip

By Eric Liu Special For Northwest Asian Weekly A few days ago in Beijing, as Gary Locke wrapped up his tenure as United States Ambassador to China, he was lambasted in a Chinese state media editorial. The piece called Locke a “guide dog” and said he had stirred an “evil wind.” Worst of all, it […]

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Posted in Commentaries, Vol 33 No 13 | 3/22-3/280 Comments

COMMENTARY: Asia’s coal markets and U.S companies will benefit from PNW ports

By Lee Kyungro In most countries, coal-fired power plants are the main source of electricity due to their safety, reliability, and cheaper operating cost. My home country of South Korea is no exception.

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Posted in Commentaries, Vol 33 No 8 | 2/15-2/210 Comments

COMMENTARY: Thank you, President Obama, for promising to help free Kenneth Bae

COMMENTARY: Thank you, President Obama, for promising to help free Kenneth Bae

By the Bae family Our family was delighted to hear President Obama advocate for the release of Kenneth Bae during his remarks at the National Prayer Breakfast this morning [Feb. 6]: “And finally, as we build the future we seek, let us never forget those who are persecuted today, among them Americans of faith. We […]

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Posted in Commentaries, Vol 33 No 8 | 2/15-2/211 Comment

COMMENTARY: Eliminate our transportation bottlenecks before the new Panama Canal opens

By Don C. Brunell Washington Business Commentator Improving Highway 167 could help change the face of global commerce and the future of Washington state. Really.

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Posted in Commentaries, Vol 33 No 7 | 2/8-2/140 Comments

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