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Donnie Chin shot — Community stunned Hiroyuki Sanada – Discusses career and latest movie Seeking resolution for a sad chapter in Seattle’s history Summer cheers for Asian beers — A world of beer—stepping out of the local to find something new
 
Donnie Chin shot — Community stunned

Donnie Chin shot — Community stunned

Donnie Chin, executive director of the International District Emergency Center (IDEC), passed away July 23, after being shot before 3 a.m. at 8th Ave. S. between S. Lane St. and Weller St. in the Chinatown International District. Chin’s service in the I.D. was usually a one-man show, patrolling in the ID. For the past decade, […]

Hiroyuki Sanada – Discusses career and latest movie

Hiroyuki Sanada – Discusses career and latest movie

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Japanese actor Hiroyuki Sanada plays a key role in the new movie release “Mr. Holmes.” Sanada was in town for the Seattle International Film Festival last month for an early viewing of the movie. In an interview with the Northwest Asian Weekly, he talked about his career, acting alongside […]

Seeking resolution for a sad chapter in Seattle’s history

Seeking resolution for a sad chapter in Seattle’s history

By Staff Northwest Asian Weekly Seattle City Councilmember Nick Licata will introduce a resolution July 29 that expresses regret for the anti-Chinese legislation and riots in the 1800s. The resolution acknowledges the contributions of Chinese to Seattle, and reaffirms the City’s commitment to civil rights of all people. “The early Chinese contributed greatly to the […]

Summer cheers for Asian beers — A world of beer—stepping out of the local to find something new

Summer cheers for Asian beers — A world of beer—stepping out of the local to find something new

By Greg Young Northwest Asian Weekly I once lived with a roommate who seemed to prefer an obscure little beer that I had never heard of before. That beer was Sapporo, a rice beer from Japan. At the time it seemed peculiar that he’d prefer that over the local, craft IPA that I’d often bring […]

Charles Johnson: Subdue racism by ‘Taming the Ox’ of the self

Charles Johnson: Subdue racism by ‘Taming the Ox’ of the self

29 May 2015

By Judy Lightfoot Crosscut In an ancient Buddhist parable, an ox runs away from a young herder. Traditionally, a series of ten drawings shows the boy searching everywhere for the beast, eventually finding it and taking charge, then climbing onto its back to ride it home. Award-winning Seattle author and retired University of Washington professor […]

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, Features, Profiles, Vol 34 No 23 | 5/30-6/50 Comments

COMMENTARY: Find the gap — Jack Ma saw what others missed

COMMENTARY: Find the gap — Jack Ma saw what others missed

29 May 2015

By Amy Wilkinson Jack Ma was an English teacher of modest means in the southern Chinese province of Hangzhou. He had little business experience and few connections in the Chinese government. Yet he launched a new kind of Internet company that became the $216 billion market behemoth Alibaba—the world’s largest business-to-business e-commerce marketplace. What made […]

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Gunn Yang — Amateur victories secure him a spot at the U.S. Open in Chambers Bay

Gunn Yang — Amateur victories secure him a spot at the U.S. Open in Chambers Bay

29 May 2015

By Lisa Marien Northwest Asian Weekly Gunn Yang, 20, born September 30, 1993, originally from Pyeongchang, South Korea, hasn’t gone professional yet but is well on his way to becoming another one of the many up and coming young Asians to reign in golfing. He is an understated but determined competitor. In 2014, Yang won […]

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Posted in Sports, Vol 34 No 23 | 5/30-6/50 Comments

Local institution closes its doors

Local institution closes its doors

29 May 2015

By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly Pat Abe, who owned 7th Ave. Auto Service for 43 years in Chinatown, will close its business on May 29. I was sad when I heard the news. But Abe isn’t sad. He was smiling when he held the “CLOSING” sign to be hung up for customers to see. […]

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Posted in Briefs, Vol 34 No 23 | 5/30-6/50 Comments

Seattle International Film Festival represents!

Seattle International Film Festival represents!

29 May 2015

The Chinese Mayor Reviewed by Tiffany Ran In the last 1600 years, the city of Datong has degenerated from ancient cultural capital to one of China’s most polluted cities. “The Chinese Mayor” follows controversial mayor Geng Yanbo as he strives to revitalize Datong and lessen the city’s economic reliance on coal. In the process, Geng […]

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Posted in At the Movies, Vol 34 No 23 | 5/30-6/50 Comments

Seattle-Kobe auditions invited all ages — New voices to remember

Seattle-Kobe auditions invited all ages — New voices to remember

29 May 2015

By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly The eleventh annual Seattle-Kobe Jazz Vocalist Audition at Jazz Alley this spring, started simply, with a greeting from Mari M. Carpenter of the Seattle-Kobe Sister City Association.  The competition, with two separate divisions for High School and Adult vocalists, sends two winners, one in each division, to Seattle’s sister […]

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Trash to Treasures — Design an outfit, win $250 and more

Trash to Treasures — Design an outfit, win $250 and more

28 May 2015

Northwest Asian Weekly is inviting you to design an outfit that incorporates recycling materials or NWAW/Seattle Chinese Post newspapers in the design. To enter: Design a wearable garment or accessory incorporating recycling materials or NWAW/Seattle Chinese Post newspapers in some aspect of the visual appearance. We welcome any wearable garment or accessory of choice like […]

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Fighting against modern-day slavery — Facing the facts about human trafficking

Fighting against modern-day slavery — Facing the facts about human trafficking

28 May 2015

By James Tabafunda Northwest Asian Weekly Bruises and broken bones are just some of the visible signs seen in human trafficking victims. They accompany less visible and more tragic results such as psychological and emotional trauma and even death. Sister Mary John Mananzan visited Seattle University’s Campion Ballroom on May 18 as the keynote speaker […]

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Posted in Community News, Features, Features 23, Profiles, Vol 34 No 23 | 5/30-6/50 Comments

Lawsuit accuses Port of Seattle of discrimination — Concessionaires claim racial disparity of minority-owned businesses at Sea-Tac Airport

Lawsuit accuses Port of Seattle of discrimination — Concessionaires claim racial disparity of minority-owned businesses at Sea-Tac Airport

28 May 2015

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly The next time you head to Sea-Tac Airport take notice of the concessions at the terminals. A lawsuit claims that the way the Port of Seattle issues its leases for businesses at Sea-Tac Airport is discriminatory.  Three minority-owned businesses have filed a complaint in the U.S. District Court of […]

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Posted in Business, Community News, Features, Features 23, Profiles, Vol 34 No 23 | 5/30-6/50 Comments

Sevadars serves! — Local nonprofit offers meals and more to the community

Sevadars serves! — Local nonprofit offers meals and more to the community

28 May 2015

By Staff Northwest Asian Weekly If you go to Occidental Park in Pioneer Square on a Saturday morning, you will be greeted by long lines and dedicated volunteers. The long lines are for the food. And the volunteers are part of Sevadars, a nonprofit group that serves free meals to the community. Apparently, the meals […]

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Posted in Community News, Features, Features 23, Vol 34 No 23 | 5/30-6/50 Comments

BLOG: Farewell to Imperial Lanes — Finishing with a strike

BLOG: Farewell to Imperial Lanes — Finishing with a strike

28 May 2015

By John Liu Driving past the Burger King and 7-11 on Rainier Ave, it is easy to pass Imperial Lanes day after day on your commute from the International District to Beacon Hill. Sadly, Imperial Lanes is closing on May 31. Imperial Lanes and Lounge opened in Seattle’s Rainier Valley in 1959 and was run […]

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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 34 No 23 | 5/30-6/50 Comments

Exterminator convicted in slaying of doctor

Exterminator convicted in slaying of doctor

24 May 2015

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — An exterminator accused of strangling a pediatrician, who questioned his work and then tying her up with equestrian gear and setting her body on fire, has been convicted of first-degree murder, arson, and related offenses. Dr. Melissa Ketunuti was of Thai descent. Jason Smith, 39, faces a mandatory life term without the […]

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Posted in Vol 34 No 22 | 5/23-5/29, World News0 Comments

1,000 survivors of violence, hunger at sea land in SE Asia

24 May 2015

By Fakhrurradzie Gade and Jocelyn Gecker Associated Press LANGSA, Indonesia (AP) — More than 1,000 people fleeing persecution in Myanmar and poverty in Bangladesh landed in several places in Southeast Asia, describing killings, extortion, and near-starvation after a harrowing journey at sea. An increasingly alarmed United Nations warned against “floating coffins” and urged regional leaders […]

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Posted in Vol 34 No 22 | 5/23-5/29, World News0 Comments

US, China budge not a bit over South China Sea

24 May 2015

By Matthew Lee AP Diplomatic Writer BEIJING (AP) — China and the United States budged not a bit Saturday over Beijing’s assertive development in disputed parts of the South China Sea, with Foreign Minister Wang Ji politely but pointedly dismissing Washington’s push for a diplomatic solution to ease tensions. Wang and U.S. Secretary of State […]

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Posted in Vol 34 No 22 | 5/23-5/29, World News0 Comments

China teacher allowed to give birth and ordered to abort

24 May 2015

BEIJING (AP) — A schoolteacher who gained permission to have an additional child in her hometown in one Chinese province has been ordered to have an abortion because the province where she is teaching has different rules, a family planning officer confirmed Tuesday. The case illustrates how different areas have different family planning regulations and […]

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Posted in Vol 34 No 22 | 5/23-5/29, World News0 Comments

Asian groups file complaint over Harvard admission

23 May 2015

By Jesse J. Holland Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — An alliance of Asian American groups on Friday filed a federal complaint against Harvard University, saying that the school and other Ivy League institutions are using racial quotas to admit students other than high-scoring Asians. More than 60 Chinese, Indian, Korean, and Pakistani groups came together […]

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Posted in National News, Vol 34 No 22 | 5/23-5/290 Comments

What’s a ceiling? — “Rising Stars” serving our community

What’s a ceiling? — “Rising Stars” serving our community

22 May 2015

By Lisa Marien Northwest Asian Weekly Twelve honorees and “Rising Stars” were recognized May 15, at a luncheon held at the China Harbor Restaurant in Seattle. The event was a celebration and collaboration of women who spoke about how they inspire and build communities. Master of ceremonies was Sonya Green, the first African American to […]

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Posted in Community News, Vol 34 No 22 | 5/23-5/290 Comments

Destiny opens its doors — New charter school accepting enrollment

22 May 2015

Tacoma area families, students and community members chose a name for the new public charter middle school that reflects the long history of Tacoma as the City of Destiny. Destiny Charter Middle School Principal Genny Cadena said members of the Advisory Committee, including families and community members, have been meeting every month to help plan […]

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Posted in Briefs, Vol 34 No 22 | 5/23-5/290 Comments

Will Okamoto run again?

Will Okamoto run again?

22 May 2015

By Peggy Chapman Northwest Asian Weekly Councilmember John Okamoto invited the ethnic media for a question-and-answer session May 15. Okamoto was recently appointed as councilmember as a replacement for Sally Clark’s seat. The appointment is unusual because Okamoto will not be able to re-apply for re-election after his seven-month term. Q: What do you hope […]

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Posted in Community News, Features, Profiles, Vol 34 No 22 | 5/23-5/290 Comments

Around the world with best friends, twins, and con-artists — Books that will make you appreciate the journey

Around the world with best friends, twins, and con-artists — Books that will make you appreciate the journey

22 May 2015

By Samantha Pak Northwest Asian Weekly The extraordinary journey of the fakir who got trapped in an Ikea wardrobe By Romain Puertolas Alfred A. Knopf New York, 2015 When Ajatashatru (Aja) Oghash arrives in Paris, the first and only thing on his mind is to get to an Ikea. All the Indian fakir — or […]

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Posted in On the Shelf, Vol 34 No 22 | 5/23-5/290 Comments

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