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EDITORIAL: You just got anime-eyed!

EDITORIAL: You just got anime-eyed!

One of our readers sent in a comment about our article about the “yellowface” issue regarding the Mikado. This was the letter: Relative to the ongoing discussions about Yellowface:  I’ve always been interested in the fact that anime portrays its Asian characters as having giant round blue and green eyes, ala Margaret Keane, and wondering […]

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Posted in Editorials, Vol 33 No 34 | 8/16-8/220 Comments

EDITORIAL: Hyphenating our heritage — Are we Asian American or Asian-American?

EDITORIAL: Hyphenating our heritage — Are we Asian American or Asian-American?

There has been an ongoing discussion here at the Northwest Asian Weekly about the rules of

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Posted in Editorials, Vol 33 No 33 | 8/9-8/150 Comments

EDITORIAL: Well, that was embarrassing… — Acknowledging our assumptions

There are many ways to strangle communication. We can misinterpret, not pay enough attention, pay too much attention (to ourselves!), and of course assume. It is much too easy to do. A recent case in point is last

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

EDITORIAL: Progress or preservation? — Should we sacrifice heritage for opportunity in downtown development?

The influx of development in our historic downtown corridor has been accelerating even more debate. The issue crosses neighborhood boundaries, affecting both the International District (ID) and Pioneer Square.  Most backlash is due to recent proposals, which include the demolition of the Argen’s Lock building on Main Street for a building housing 7-story residential units […]

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Posted in Editorials, Vol 33 No 31 | 7/26-8/12 Comments

EDITORIAL: All eyes on O’Toole

EDITORIAL: All eyes on O’Toole

We truly hope the new police chief, Kathleen O’Toole, will bring some needed changes to the realm of crime and safety here in Seattle town, especially in the Chinatown-International District, which has seen a spate of violence of late. Beyond the increasing number of purse and cell phone snatchings, a couple of recent shootings in […]

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Posted in Editorials, Vol 33 No 30 | 7/19-7/250 Comments

BLOG: Amazing 40 hours in Hong Kong

BLOG: Amazing 40 hours in Hong Kong

What can you do on a 40-hour stay in Hong Kong?

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Posted in Editorials, Vol 33 No 29 | 7/12-7/180 Comments

EDITORIAL: Why you gotta be so mean? — America yells ‘go home’ to children at border

EDITORIAL: Why you gotta be so mean? — America yells ‘go home’ to children at border

The annual Independence Day naturalization ceremonies in cities across the United States, including here in Seattle, are inspirational and moving. According to U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services, 9,000 people became U.S. citizens during more than 100 ceremonies in the week up to and including July 4.

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Posted in Editorials, Vol 33 No 29 | 7/12-7/180 Comments

EDITORIAL: Congratulations to the class of 2014

It’s the season of high school and college graduations. Graduating high school is like the end of childhood, and finishing college is like the beginning of adulthood. That makes those years between, spent in college, a sort of transitional time — you’re not a child, and not yet a grownup. To the class of 2014 […]

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Posted in Editorials, Vol 33 No 26 | 6/21-6/270 Comments

EDITORIAL: Why are Indians the best spellers?

EDITORIAL: Why are Indians the best spellers?

Thirteen of the last 17 Scripps National Spelling Bee winners, including eight in the last seven years, have been Indian Americans.

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Posted in Editorials, Vol 33 No 24 | 6/7-6/130 Comments

EDITORIAL: How the West failed 2,000 Vietnamese

EDITORIAL: How the West failed 2,000 Vietnamese

The American war in Vietnam wreaked well-documented havoc on the lives of so many — not only innocent civilians, but on those South Vietnamese who trusted the United States and its many empty promises. After the massacres, the poisonous chemicals, and the country-wide devastation came the betrayals as Vietnamese citizens and even some soldiers who […]

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Posted in Editorials, Vol 33 No 23 | 5/31-6/60 Comments

EDITORIAL: ‘But they did it anyway’

Danford Grant, the high-powered Seattle attorney who preyed on immigrant women, pleaded guilty to raping five Asian massage therapists and is going to jail, but not for long enough.

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Posted in Editorials, Vol 33 No 22 | 5/24-5/300 Comments

EDITORIAL: It’s been a long road for those who worked hard to help unite these states

EDITORIAL: It’s been a long road for those who worked hard to help unite these states

Chinese workers helped make the United States a lot more “united” by building the first

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Posted in Editorials, Vol 33 No 21 | 5/17-5/230 Comments

EDITORIAL: What? There’s an Asian American history?

This week, The Princetonian, the newspaper of Princeton University, reported that the school has hired its first professor in Asian American history. Class begins in 2015. The most newsworthy aspect to this story is that until now this Ivy League school didn’t offer Asian American history. Princeton is late to the party, but it is […]

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Posted in Editorials, Vol 33 No 20 | 5/10-5/160 Comments

EDITORIAL: Celebrate your awesome, Asian heritage

EDITORIAL: Celebrate your awesome, Asian heritage

May is Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month, a time for celebrations and festivities throughout the United States.

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Posted in Editorials, Vol 33 No 19 | 5/3-5/90 Comments

EDITORIAL: Washington needs a Court of multitudes

EDITORIAL: Washington needs a Court of multitudes

A cursory investigation into the depth of color on the Washington State Supreme Court reveals very little pigment. From 1988 to 2003, there was Charles Z. Smith, son of an African American mother and Cuban father.

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

EDITORIAL: Overturn ‘Korematsu’ for good

The United States Supreme Court has an opportunity to settle once and for all the illegality of the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II. It has the opportunity to help ensure that it never happens again.

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Posted in Editorials, Vol 33 No 16 | 4/12-4/180 Comments

EDITORIAL: Cold as ICE: Don’t separate families

EDITORIAL: Cold as ICE: Don’t separate families

“Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!” — From “The New Colossus” by American poet Emma Lazarus, engraved on the Statue of Liberty There’s nothing like a […]

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

EDITORIAL: Clear a path for your brother

EDITORIAL: Clear a path for your brother

President Obama’s “My Brother’s Keeper” initiative, which he announced last week, is a well-named first step in a lofty goal — calling on everyone to embrace the much needed empowerment of boys and young men of color. Things turn out so much better when we take care of each other. Now that we’ve seen a […]

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Posted in Editorials, Vol 33 No 11 | 3/8-3/140 Comments

EDITORIAL: Gary Locke’s impact on China and America

EDITORIAL: Gary Locke’s impact on China and America

The future is wide open for Ambassador Gary Locke, who will be returning home from China in March. Never flashy, Locke seems to have spent his career steadily increasing his leadership positions without ever appearing to be power hungry. Locke is quiet, almost nerdy, and more concerned with achievable successes than flamboyant glory. It’s an […]

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Posted in Editorials, Vol 33 No 10 | 3/1-3/70 Comments

EDITORIAL: Who’s hungry? Everybody’s hungry.

EDITORIAL: Who’s hungry? Everybody’s hungry.

Food is the first and most important thing a human being needs. People must have it at fairly regular intervals and equal amounts throughout the day — nothing else matters until you’re fed. It is equally vital to each individual — the rich, the poor, the strong, the weak, and even the person who was […]

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Posted in Editorials, Vol 33 No 9 | 2/22-2/280 Comments

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