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LETTER: Japan needs to acknowledge WWII actions

Dear Editor, The Abe government in Japan is acting against the international community in recently questioning Japan’s pledge in the Kono Statement of 1993, in which Japan acknowledged its wartime sexual slavery during World War II.

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Posted in Letters to the Editor, Vol 33 No 29 | 7/12-7/181 Comment

LETTER: Be careful in downtown Seattle

LETTER: Be careful in downtown Seattle

Dear Editor, This is to share some horrible experience I had recently. Fortunately, there was no physical injury involved here. My vehicle, parked on a street got vandalized near the Terry Ave. and Stewart St. crossing on the night of Thursday, April 29. Someone smashed the rear windshield and stole my gym bag from the car. […]

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Posted in Letters to the Editor, Vol 33 No 20 | 5/10-5/160 Comments

LETTER: $15 is not the answer

The following letters to KIRO TV were sent to the Northwest Asian Weekly for publication. Dear KIRO TV, Thank you for your piece on the minimum wage raise in Seattle and how it can affect the immigrant community and businesses. We have not heard the side of the minimum wage opposition and how it will hurt […]

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Posted in Letters to the Editor, Vol 33 No 18 | 4/26-5/20 Comments

LETTER: $15 costs jobs

Dear KIRO TV, I saw your news piece about the minimum wage raise in Seattle and how it will affect the immigrant community. I really appreciated your perspective and reporting angle on this issue, as it highlights a very complex problem within my community that has not been highlighted by this debate.

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Posted in Letters to the Editor, Vol 33 No 18 | 4/26-5/20 Comments

LETTER: On Seattle’s proposal to raise the minimum wage to $15/hour

From: multicultural and minority small business owners of Seattle To: Mayor Ed Murray Thank you, Mr. Mayor, for sharing your time with us to evaluate and learn of our concerns, thoughts, and positions regarding the proposed $15 minimum wage and its affect on the immigrant community, minority groups, and small businesses working and living in […]

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Posted in Letters to the Editor, Vol 33 No 17 | 4/19-4/252 Comments

Take a more balanced view of “banana slip”

Dear Editor, Eric Liu’s recent commentary in your paper (originally appearing on CNN) titled “China’s Awkward Banana Slip,” referencing China’s view that Gary Locke is a “banana,” is written from a viewpoint of political correctness, but with somewhat sensationalistic undertones. My position is that we should take a more balanced view of this particular comment that was […]

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Posted in Letters to the Editor, Vol 33 No 15 | 4/5-4/110 Comments

Biased, wrong reporting

The following letter to King 5 News was sent to the NW Asian Weekly for publication. Dear Editor, I saw a story on your 6 p.m. news clip last night reported by Lynda Byron on the mayor’s minimum wage symposium that was very biased and wrong. In the news clip, Ms. Byron interviewed and reported […]

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Posted in Letters to the Editor, Vol 33 No 15 | 4/5-4/110 Comments

LETTER: Mayor Lee is a boost to Bellevue

Dear Editor, We believe Mayor Conrad Lee should continue to be Bellevue’s mayor. Mayor Lee’s active promotion of Bellevue as a growing business hub to the international community has greatly expanded Bellevue’s visibility to investors worldwide. He has tirelessly worked to bring businesses and investments to Bellevue, our region, and our state.

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Posted in Letters to the Editor, Vol 33 No 2 | 1/4-1/100 Comments

LETTER: Retain Interim SPD Chief Jim Pugel

Dear Editor, I strongly believe that to gain the endorsement of the Seattle Police Officers Guild, Ed Murray promised them that he would go slow on police reform and fire Interim SPD Chief Jim Pugel.

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Posted in Letters to the Editor, Vol 32 No 52 | 12/21-12/270 Comments

LETTER: Racism at restaurant?

Dear Editor, If you think that Seattle is a city of diversity and respect, think twice. I’d like to share with you my dining experience that was racially motivated. Seemingly, it would only happen in the 1930s or 1940s.

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Posted in Letters to the Editor, Vol 32 No 51 | 12/14-12/200 Comments

LETTER: Restaurant responds

Dear Editor, As the general manager of this restaurant, I am concerned with all feedback and address each and every one accordingly.

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Posted in Letters to the Editor, Vol 32 No 51 | 12/14-12/200 Comments

LETTER: Clarifying Thailand

Dear Editor, I applaud you and your reporting team for doing an excellent job with your report on the mass protests of Thai people. You are so keen on current events that happen not only in our local area (around Seattle and Washington state), but also overseas. 

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Posted in Letters to the Editor, Vol 32 No 50 | 12/7-12/130 Comments

LETTER: Fired fairly

  Dear Editor,  Reading your September article about the APDC supporting Jeff Chen in his retrial saddened me. I believe that the facts in the Chen case clearly showed a man out of control and a leader who had lost the support and respect of his officers because of his abuses of power. We are […]

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Posted in Letters to the Editor, Vol 32 No 50 | 12/7-12/131 Comment

LETTER: Youth Leadership program is wonderful

Dear Editor, I understand that other essays written by the 2013 Summer Youth Leadership Program students all cannot be printed due to space issues with the newspaper. However, these SYLP students took the time to come up with a subject matter, and they took the time to write their personal essays. In the past years, […]

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Posted in Letters to the Editor, Vol 32 No 45 | 11/2-11/80 Comments

LETTER: Filial piety at home

Dear Editor, This is Tyler and Brandon Nguyen’s (alumnus from previous SYLP Summer Programs) mom. I just read an article in your most recent issue titled, “In aging China, old woman sues children for care.”

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Posted in Letters to the Editor, Vol 32 No 45 | 11/2-11/80 Comments

LETTER: 12-year resident bids farewell

Dear Editor, My grandmother used to always say, “Remember the good; forget the bad.” I thought of this in tears on the train coming home to Pittsburgh after 12 years living in Chinatown. Chinatown was more than a neighborhood; it was a dream come true. I will never forget the wonderful people, the newspapers, the […]

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Posted in Letters to the Editor, Vol 32 No 45 | 11/2-11/80 Comments

LETTER: Taishan Association would honor pioneers

I read with interest about the newly founded Taishan Association (“BLOG: Thinking big, that’s their motto” Vol. 32 No. 40) since, like many pioneers, my parents are from that region which was then called Toisan.

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Posted in Letters to the Editor, Vol 32 No 43 | 10/19-10/250 Comments

LETTER: Yes, it’s museum quality

LETTER: Yes, it’s museum quality

Connie Young Yu To the Northwest Asian Weekly Thank you for printing the excellent article, “TAM sale of Chinese treasures upsets donors” in the Northwest Asian

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Posted in Letters to the Editor, Vol 32 No 8 | 2/16-2/220 Comments

LETTER: A letter to the County Council and Executive

In 2012, we honored the groundbreaking contributions of former Seattle Councilmember Cheryl Chow and in 2008 the first and only Asian American King County Councilmember Ruby Chow, who retired 28 years ago. These two trailblazing leaders remind us how much difference one person can make. Asian and Pacific Islanders make up 15.8% of King County […]

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Posted in Letters to the Editor, Vol 32 No 5 | 1/26-2/10 Comments

LETTER: Inslee forgets Asian Americans

Dear Editor, I’m extremely disappointed that an Asian American was not chosen to be one of Inslee’s co-chairs, especially when Asian Americans supported him in large numbers, as they did for Obama. Also, we’re the largest minority group in Seattle and King County, and he carried King County with our help. Again, it perpetuates the […]

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Posted in Letters to the Editor, Vol 31 No 48 | 11/24-11/300 Comments

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