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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

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

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

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

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

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

COMMENTARY: E-cigarettes and the API community

COMMENTARY: E-cigarettes and the API community

By Reid Mukai For Northwest Asian Weekly Cigarette smoking is a public health issue of particular concern to the Asian-Pacific Islander (API) population. According to Oakland-based Asian Pacific Partners for Empowerment, Advocacy and Leadership (APPEAL), tobacco smoking is associated with three of the top killers of Asian Americans nationwide: heart disease, cancer and stroke.

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Posted in Commentaries, Vol 33 No 48 | 11/22-11/282 Comments

COMMENTARY: Sexual assault with a distinctly anti-Asian tinge

COMMENTARY: Sexual assault with a distinctly anti-Asian tinge

By Jenn Fang For Northwest Asian Weekly The internet is in an uproar this week over Julien Blanc, an American and self-described “dating expert” who travels the globe giving workshops to men who are seeking to become so-called pick-up artists.

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Posted in Commentaries, Vol 33 No 47 | 11/15-11/210 Comments

COMMENTARY: Sleepless in Seattle – the city gives back (and bags)

COMMENTARY: Sleepless in Seattle – the city gives back (and bags)

By Eddie Wang Northwest Asian Weekly Five years ago, I stepped onto the University of Washington (UW) campus as a wide-eyed freshman

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Posted in Commentaries, Vol 33 No 46 | 11/8-11/140 Comments

COMMENTARY: Hate crimes in the University District

By Frank Irigon OCA-GREATER SEATTLE CHAPTER On behalf of OCA-Greater Seattle Chapter, I want to expressed our extreme disappointment and outrage that it’s almost been a month since this hate crime was perpetrated upon defenseless Asian female students in the University District. We were hoping that your office and the SPD would have shared this […]

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Posted in Commentaries, Vol 33 No 46 | 11/8-11/140 Comments

COMMENTARY: Experiencing more than being an extra

COMMENTARY: Experiencing more than being an extra

By Johnny Pak For Northwest Asian Weekly Actors, producers, directors, and about 200 other extras, including myself, all converged in Seattle’s Chinatown for the filming of “The Man in the High Castle” on Sept. 30.

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Posted in Commentaries, Vol 33 No 45 | 11/1-11/70 Comments

COMMENTARY: Fighting food stamp fraud

COMMENTARY: Fighting food stamp fraud

By Friends of Little Saigon For Northwest Asian Weekly The Chinatown/International District is taking back their neighborhood and educating the community about the impacts of food stamp fraud.

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Posted in Commentaries, Vol 33 No 43 | 10/18-10/240 Comments

COMMENTARY: Some thoughts on gun rights

COMMENTARY: Some thoughts on gun rights

By Frederick Su For Northwest Asian Weekly It’s 1:30 in the morning. My wife, asleep on the couch, saw headlights stream through the drapes. She looked out and saw someone near her car. “Fred,” she called out, “there’s somebody in our yard!” I rolled out of bed and grabbed the bag where my 9mm pistol […]

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Posted in Commentaries, Vol 33 No 43 | 10/18-10/242 Comments

COMMENTARY: This November, vote yes for Seattle Transit

COMMENTARY: This November, vote yes for Seattle Transit

By Rich Stolz For Northwest Asian Weekly As any bus rider who has been passed up by an overcrowded bus or forced to stand for an entire commute can tell you, we need to start taking steps to improve bus service in Seattle. Our city is growing rapidly. If it were just trying to keep […]

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Posted in Commentaries, Vol 33 No 42 | 10/11-10/170 Comments

COMMENTARY: Nickelsville moves to new home

COMMENTARY: Nickelsville moves to new home

By Low Income Housing Institute Permitting issues with City of Seattle Department of Planning and Development were resolved last week with the help of Seattle Mayor Ed Murray. Nickelsville residents were able to complete their move to their new home at 1010 S. Dearborn.

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Posted in Commentaries, Vol 33 No 40 |9/27-10/30 Comments

COMMENTARY: Are you saving enough? Survey shows Seattleites not saving for a rainy day

COMMENTARY: Are you saving enough? Survey shows Seattleites not saving for a rainy day

By Kashi Yoshikawa Investment Strategist, Wells Fargo Private Bank It wasn’t surprising to learn that although many Seattle-area adults believe they are in good shape on immediate financial needs (paying bills, providing for family, etc.), they tend to be less “healthy” on more long-term goals, according to a survey released by Wells Fargo’s Wealth, Brokerage, […]

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Posted in Commentaries, Vol 33 No 40 |9/27-10/30 Comments

COMMENTARY: Seattle market rebounds, foreclosure remains in the API community

COMMENTARY: Seattle market rebounds, foreclosure remains in the API community

By Diana Chen Northwest Asian Weekly Seattle home prices have rebounded dramatically in the past 18 months, with more than a 9.5 percent increase in median home sales prices from 2012 to 2013, nearly bringing median prices to pre-recession heights seen in 2007. Zillow reports that 92.5 percent of Seattle-metro area homes are in positive […]

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Posted in Commentaries, Vol 33 No 39 | 9/20-9/260 Comments

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

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