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Discovering Seattle’s hidden treasures — Gems to discover without leaving the city

Discovering Seattle’s hidden treasures — Gems to discover without leaving the city

By Jean Godden Special to Northwest Asian Weekly There is no need to take a plane to discover something new. Here’s what you can explore, without a suitcase or a high price tag. First, there is the Seattle Room, that wonderful depository of history at Seattle’s Central Library.  Among the finds in the Seattle Room […]

My Taiwan trip: Food, more food, (and bring bigger luggage) — Delicious, delicious, serendipitous

My Taiwan trip: Food, more food, (and bring bigger luggage) — Delicious, delicious, serendipitous

By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly Whenever I relive my recent trip to Taiwan, my mouth starts to salivate, I blush to recall

From Bellevue to Bangkok: UW alumni around the world

From Bellevue to Bangkok: UW alumni around the world

By Ana Mari Cauce Special to Northwest Asian Weekly Before my recent trip to Southeast Asia, I knew that the University of Washington (UW)

All about action — Book recommendations

All about action — Book recommendations

05 December 2014

By Samantha Pak Northwest Asian Weekly Tiger By Wesley Robert Lowe Wesley Lowe Media At 28, Micah Keating is fresh out of law school and traveling back to Hong Kong to start his new law career at one of the country’s top firms. On his first day, Micah meets Brenda, the daughter of his boss, […]

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Cultural drama — Ultra Rich Asian Girls: Stereotype or commentary?

Cultural drama — Ultra Rich Asian Girls: Stereotype or commentary?

05 December 2014

By Vivian Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly I am seldom interested in reality television, but there’s something intriguing about reality shows that feature all-Asian

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Top Contributor: Lori Wada — It’s all about healthcare

Top Contributor: Lori Wada — It’s all about healthcare

04 December 2014

By Ninette Cheng Northwest Asian Weekly Northwest Asian Weekly Top Contributor honoree Lori Wada has been on the Board of Directors of the Washington State Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs (CAPAA) since April 2014.

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Top Contributor: Dr. Jai Jun Byeon — Helping the underserved community

Top Contributor: Dr. Jai Jun Byeon — Helping the underserved community

04 December 2014

By Staff Northwest Asian Weekly Dr. Jai Jun Byeon is the CEO and Chief Medical Officer for Cornerstone Medical Services. He is a strong advocate of health equity for immigrants and minorities, and received the 2013 Molina Healthcare Champion award. As a family physician, Byeon is a certified civil surgeon who can perform immigration physical […]

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What happens when Seattle meets China? — Romance, business, and more business

What happens when Seattle meets China? — Romance, business, and more business

04 December 2014

By Assunta Ng The Greater Seattle Chinese Chamber of Commerce recently hosted a business panel discussion, “Seattle meets China,” at the Sun Ya restaurant in November.

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A last supper and a new beginning in Chinatown — Neighborhood icon Ocean City closes

A last supper and a new beginning in Chinatown — Neighborhood icon Ocean City closes

04 December 2014

By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly After hosting countless weddings and social events, Ocean City (OC) restaurant, the biggest restaurant in Seattle’s Chinatown, finally ended its own party and history of 31 years on Nov. 30.

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Clinically funny — “Canasian” Ed Hill’s low anxiety helps with high-stress job

Clinically funny — “Canasian” Ed Hill’s low anxiety helps with high-stress job

04 December 2014

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Ed Hill’s start in comedy was a prerequisite.  

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Legal scholars: Obama’s immigration actions lawful

04 December 2014

By Jim Kuhnhenn Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 100 immigration professors and scholars declared Tuesday that President Barack Obama’s decision to make several million immigrants illegally in the United States eligible to be spared from deportation is constitutional and within his administrative powers.

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Posted in National News, Vol 33 No 50 | 12/6-12/120 Comments

EDITORIAL: A sincere signature — Northwest Asian Weekly, No. 338 on the list

04 December 2014

We, the undersigned, are Asian American writers and scholars. We are very aware of the ways a story is told. We are also keenly and painfully aware of the ways a story gets untold.

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Posted in Editorials, Vol 33 No 50 | 12/6-12/120 Comments

Lee appointed at Amazon

Lee appointed at Amazon

01 December 2014

Douglas Lee, an Executive Development Institute alum (2012) has been appointed as Amazon’s Regional Head of Solutions Architecture, Asia Pacific, in the World-wide Public Sector (WWPS) team within Amazon Web Services. He will be spending a portion of his time building and growing the business in APAC, while developing technical and business relationships at the […]

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 33 No 49 | 11/29-12/50 Comments

Chinese actress/director awarded

Chinese actress/director awarded

01 December 2014

There was a showing of NanNiWan at the UW on Nov 10. Director and main actress Peng Dan was in attendance and received a”Renowned Actress and Director” award. The event was hosted by two students organizations, American Peony Art & Culture Association – UW Chapter, and HUA Voice Radio.

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Local students create video game

Local students create video game

01 December 2014

Intelligence Factor Game Studios, is a new video game company made entirely of Issaquah High School freshmen.

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Dialogue on API and education

Dialogue on API and education

01 December 2014

Two former NW Asian Weekly Summer Youth  Leadership Program (SYLP) Coordinators, Yolanda Eng and Tony Vo

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Restaurant advocate

Restaurant advocate

01 December 2014

Jennifer Tam is the new Restaurant Advocate for the City of Seattle’s Office of Economic Development.  Her job is to help restaurants navigate the different rules and regulations. The “Restaurant Success” initiative is a public-private partnership between the state of Washington, the city of Seattle, King County and the Washington Restaurant Association. The initiative was […]

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Boxing emerging as big draw with Pacquiao in China

Boxing emerging as big draw with Pacquiao in China

30 November 2014

By Tim Dahlberg AP Boxing Writer MACAU (AP) — Bob Arum learned something about Chinese boxing fans earlier this year at the promoter’s first fight card in Shanghai, where the crowd yelled and cheered for the home country boxers all the way up until the main event.

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Panel predicts China will keep confronting US

29 November 2014

By Matthew Pennington Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Tensions between the U.S. and China have deepened during the rule of China’s president, Xi Jinping, and the risk of an inadvertent military clash in the Asia-Pacific is growing, a congressional advisory panel said Thursday.

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Scholar and journalist tried in closed hearings

Scholar and journalist tried in closed hearings

29 November 2014

By Erica Kinetz Associated Press BEIJING (AP) — Closed-door court hearings of a prominent journalist and a noted minority scholar held on Friday were sharply criticized for violating due process and chilling freedom of expression as Chinese authorities tighten oversight of public speech.

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The Lee Family in America

The Lee Family in America

29 November 2014

By  Foster Stockwell The Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA), located in New York City’s Chinatown, is holding a unique exhibit of the distinguished Lee family, and chronicles the family’s experiences in America over a period from the late 1860s to the present.

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Longer visas for Chinese could spur US tourism

29 November 2014

By Deepti Hajela Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — A rule change allowing Chinese visitors to return to the U.S. multiple times over a 10-year period is being hailed as a boon to American tourism, with the federal government predicting the economic impact could be $85 billion by 2021.

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Do’s and don’ts for Thai tourists in Japan

29 November 2014

By Jocelyn Gecker Associated Press BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand’s Embassy in Japan has some tips for Thai visitors: Don’t put your chopsticks in the serving bowl. If driving, stop for pedestrians at crosswalks. And just because you have kids doesn’t mean you can cut the queue.

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