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A comfortable community for seniors

A comfortable community for seniors

By Peggy Chapman Northwest Asian Weekly There is a valuable resource for seniors in the Asian American community that many might not be aware of. Club Bamboo, part of the Asian Counseling and Referral Service (ACRS), offers meals, activities, medical referrals, and even haircuts. The Center’s intent is to provide services to low-income and limited […]

Stolen bonsai tree returned

Stolen bonsai tree returned

By Staff Northwest Asian Weekly A bonsai, estimated to be worth thousands of dollars, was stolen from the public display at Pacific Bonsai Museum in Federal Way, on Monday, May 18, at approximately 4:20 am. The tree, a 60-year-old San Jose Juniper, has been a part of the museum since its opening in 1989. The […]

Rickie Yutaka Fowler tees off for success in 2015

Rickie Yutaka Fowler tees off for success in 2015

By Lisa Marien Northwest Asian Weekly There is less than a month until the 2015 U.S. Open Championship, the first U.S. Open in the Pacific Northwest that will be held in Chambers Bay, WA. The event beginning on June 18th through the 21st will feature favorite Rickie Yutaka Fowler, 27, born in Murrieta, CA, and […]

Filipino Cardinal Tagle gets new high-profile job at Caritas

Filipino Cardinal Tagle gets new high-profile job at Caritas

VATICAN CITY (AP) — A Filipino cardinal often mentioned as a possible papal contender has just gotten a new high-profile job heading the Catholic Church’s global charity and development confederation. Caritas Internationalis’ 165 members elected Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle to be their president Thursday. He succeeds Honduran Cardinal Oscar Rodridguez Maradiaga, whose two four-year terms […]

Bamboo awards for Tosh Okamoto and Seattle World School

Bamboo awards for Tosh Okamoto and Seattle World School

18 May 2015

Tosh Okamoto, a co-founder of Nikkei Concerns, and Seattle World School, a public school that helps immigrant children fully participate in American society, have been recognized with the Bamboo Award for Health, which honors one individual and one organization whose works have improved the lives of the International Community Health Service’s (ICHS) target populations of […]

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Fukui-Sketchley receives Odegaard Award

Fukui-Sketchley receives Odegaard Award

18 May 2015

Colleen Fukui-Sketchley, diversity affairs director for Nordstrom, has been named the 2015 recipient of the University of Washington Charles E. Odegaard Award. The  Odegaard award honors individuals whose leadership in the community exemplifies the former UW president’s work on behalf of diversity. It is the only University and community-selected award, and is regarded as the […]

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Widener speaks about “Tank Man”

Widener speaks about “Tank Man”

18 May 2015

Jeff Widener, Pulitzer Prize-nominated photographer of “Tank Man” spoke at the International District/Chinatown Community Center May 2. He discussed his “Tank Man” photograph, known for its portrayal of a single figure that stops a lineup of tanks after the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989. He had to elude Chinese security to take and send the […]

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Blakeney moves to Downtown Seattle Association

Blakeney moves to Downtown Seattle Association

18 May 2015

Don Blakeney, Executive Director of the Chinatown-International District Business Improvement Area, will be resigning after five years of service. At the end of May, he will be joining the team at the Downtown Seattle Association as their Vice President of Advocacy & Economic Development, where he will be focusing on strengthening partnerships and policies to […]

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Singapore teen guilty of insulting Christians in video blog

Singapore teen guilty of insulting Christians in video blog

17 May 2015

By Jeanette Tan Associated Press SINGAPORE (AP) — Teen blogger Amos Yee was found guilty Tuesday of insulting Christians in a video monologue and of distributing an obscene image of Singapore’s founding father Lee Kuan Yew with former British leader Margaret Thatcher. The 16-year-old Yee had faced three years in jail but instead will be […]

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China island building now totals 2,000 acres

17 May 2015

By Lolita C. Baldor Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP)  — China’s rapidly expanding campaign to construct artificial islands, potentially for military use or airstrips, now totals about 2,000 acres (800 hectares) and could far outstrip that amount as the year goes on, a senior defense official said Friday. The new estimate, disclosed for the first time, […]

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Boxing loss could be Pacquiao’s political win

17 May 2015

By Oliver Teves Associated Press MANILA, Philippines (AP)  — Manny Pacquiao lost his biggest fight in the ring, but that won’t stop him from plotting a bigger comeback  — in the political arena that is. In a country where elections are also entertainment and political programs secondary, candidates often win because of star power and […]

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Thai king leaves Bangkok hospital, returns to palace

17 May 2015

BANGKOK (AP)  — Thailand’s 87-year-old king, the world’s longest-reigning monarch, left a Bangkok hospital he checked into last year and returned Sunday to his seaside palace south of the capital. King Bhumibol Adulyadej had been in a Bangkok hospital since last October, when he had his gallbladder removed. As the king left Siriraj Hospital with […]

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500 Rohingya from Myanmar land in Indonesia

17 May 2015

By Margie Mason and Robin McDowell Associated Press JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP)  — Boats carrying more than 500 members of Myanmar’s long-persecuted Rohingya Muslim community washed ashore in western Indonesia on Sunday, with some people in need of medical attention, officials and a nonprofit organization said. They warned that thousands more are believed to be stranded […]

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LETTER: RE: A-POP! The Slants: Is it offensive?

15 May 2015

1) The Trademark Office never claimed that organizations refused to do business with us because of our name; rather, they claimed that one event in particular (Asian American Youth Leadership Conference) cancelled our performance and my keynote due to complaints about our name. This was false – members of the AAYLC steering committee sent signed […]

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Get back to normal life — Chui Wan on their first American tour

Get back to normal life — Chui Wan on their first American tour

15 May 2015

By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly The Chinese psychedelic band Chui Wan, named from a passage written by Taoist philosopher Zhuangzi, brings a particular brooding spin to explorations of the macrocosm-as-microcosm and occasionally vice versa.  On their first American tour, to promote their second, self-titled album, they’re playing at Seattle’s Lo-Fi on Wednesday, May 27th.  […]

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The Village Report — Eloping…

The Village Report — Eloping…

15 May 2015

By Dipika Kohli Northwest Asian Weekly “Did you change your hair?” I said, thinking out loud. “Yeah. There’s a place called the Chop Shop in Skibbereen.” “It’s interesting how the front of your hair flips up a little bit like that.” I was used to Yoshi Kayukawa’s wilder cuts, like the shaved look in his […]

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TV, Broadway’s Conrad Ricamora on a ‘life-changing’ moment

TV, Broadway’s Conrad Ricamora on a ‘life-changing’ moment

15 May 2015

By Mark Kennedy NEW YORK (AP)  — Conrad Ricamora’s acting career is on fire of late. He may want to thank his genes. He’s on ABC’s hot new drama “How To Get Away with Murder” and he’s also singing on Broadway in Rodgers & Hammerstein’s classic musical “The King and I.” Not bad for a […]

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Harrell critical of police May Day arrest

15 May 2015

Bruce Harrell, Seattle city councilman who chairs the council’s public safety committee, has criticized a police bike officer’s arrest of a protester during last Friday evening’s May Day march in the Capitol Hill neighborhood. The Seattle Times reports that Councilman Harrell questioned police officials about their approach Wednesday, saying the arrest “just seems idiotic to […]

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Vietnamese puppetry comes back to Seattle

Vietnamese puppetry comes back to Seattle

15 May 2015

The 1,000 year-old folk art form of water puppetry spins the traditional stories and folk melodies of Vietnam into a lavish, over-the-top spectacle: multi-colored phoenixes and copper turtles, fantastical jumping fish, pirouetting dragons spouting water. The Golden Dragon Water Puppet Theatre of Saigon is performing  alongside the 7-member orchestra Rup Tung Cack, the Vietnamese description […]

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Chinese citizen sentenced in Seattle for firearms smuggling

15 May 2015

SEATTLE (AP)  — Federal prosecutors say a Chinese citizen illegally in the United States has been sentenced to three years in prison for smuggling firearms, firearm parts and ammunition. U.S. District Judge Marsha Pechman said Friday the actions of 45-year-old Yong Guo were particularly egregious because they went on for nearly two years. Guo pleaded […]

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SIFF kicks off with some “Seoul Searching”

SIFF kicks off with some “Seoul Searching”

14 May 2015

This year’s Seattle International Film Festival includes an impressive number of Asian American selections, which assembles a collection that includes a Korean replicate that evokes John Hughes feel-good, historical Taiwanese brothels, and Tibetan archery. Check out some initial rundowns of reviews and previews below: “Seoul Searching” Reviewed by Daria Kroupoderova The title of Seoul Searching […]

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A mission to create hope through planning — Filipino American develops new environments and inspiration

A mission to create hope through planning — Filipino American develops new environments and inspiration

14 May 2015

By James Tabafunda Northwest Asian Weekly Raldi Formantes fights poverty. He designs highly imaginative and habitable places around the world, some reflect hope to the world’s poorest people and those seeking a more prosperous future. Formantes, 53, of Redmond, likes the Benjamin Franklin saying, “If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail” as […]

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Demolition, but development — Hing Hay Park will expand

Demolition, but development — Hing Hay Park will expand

14 May 2015

By Staff Northwest Asian Weekly Renovation is underway in the International District. The iconic Hing Hay Park, located on the corner of Maynard and King St. (423 Maynard Ave) will be getting a makeover. The existing park will be expanded and developed due to the demolition of the adjacent post office site, which was acquired […]

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It’s a volley! — Chinese American street volleyball documentary hits cable

It’s a volley! — Chinese American street volleyball documentary hits cable

14 May 2015

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Ursula Liang’s “labor of love,” 9-Man, which documents the Chinese American sport of street volleyball has received critical acclaim. We first covered the documentary in December 2012. Since then, the film and its makers have traveled the country showing it at various festivals and receiving awards. The film was […]

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