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Despite criticism, US Open at Chambers delivers — Matsuyama, Pan Impress while Tiger does not Addressing isolation, shame, and coming out together — API organizations aim to start API LGBTQ family support group “Representing our views” — A perspective on how much a flag can have significance Youth suicides take toll on family, community
 
Despite criticism, US Open at Chambers delivers — Matsuyama, Pan Impress while Tiger does not

Despite criticism, US Open at Chambers delivers — Matsuyama, Pan Impress while Tiger does not

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly It went down to the final hole at the U.S. Open at Chambers Bay as Jordan Spieth won his first U.S. Open title after Dustin Johnson was not able to sink his last putt to force a Monday playoff.  It was a memorable time for many at the University […]

Addressing isolation, shame, and coming out together — API organizations aim to start API LGBTQ family support group

Addressing isolation, shame, and coming out together — API organizations aim to start API LGBTQ family support group

By Tiffany Ran Northwest Asian Weekly Marsha Aizumi and her son Aiden spoke about coming out of the closet at a recent conference called “Family: An API LGBTQ Gathering” [Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual Transgender, Queer] held on June 13 at the North Seattle College. It hasn’t always been so easy for Marsha to talk about coming […]

“Representing our views” — A perspective on how much a flag can have significance

“Representing our views” — A perspective on how much a flag can have significance

By Tom Vu Special for Northwest Asian Weekly It was a joyous moment June 22 that the Seattle City council passed the resolution to recognize the Vietnamese Heritage and Freedom Flag as the symbol for the Seattle’s Vietnamese community. Kshama Sawant voted against it with two full pages of argument.  She had strong arguments though.  […]

Youth suicides take toll on family, community

Youth suicides take toll on family, community

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly The end of the school year brings joy for many as the weather and time with family and friends brings a much-needed rest from a long school year.  Two recent tragedies reflect the concern with youth suicide.  As friends, family, and teachers mourn and grieve the losses, one wonders […]

Drone is latest weapon against cheating on school exam

Drone is latest weapon against cheating on school exam

21 June 2015

BEIJING (AP) — The latest weapon in the fight against cheating on China’s all-important college entrance exam is a six-propeller drone. The contraption flew over two testing centers in Luoyang city in central China’s Henan province to scan for any unusual signals being sent to devices smuggled by students taking the annual test. No such […]

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China punishes local officials over deaths of 4 siblings

21 June 2015

AP Wire Service BEIJING (AP) — Several local Chinese officials were fired or suspended following the deaths of four siblings, aged 5 to 13, who were abandoned by their parents and neglected by government workers in one of China’s poorest regions, the district government said. Two village heads were fired and three other officials — […]

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Nestle India decides to remove popular noodles from stores

21 June 2015

NEW DELHI (AP) — Nestle India said Friday it had decided to take its popular brand of instant noodles off the shelves in the country after several Indian states banned it for allegedly containing unsafe levels of lead. The company said in a statement that the trust of its consumers and the safety of products […]

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China to simplify entry rules for Taiwan visitors

21 June 2015

AP Wire Service BEIJING (AP) — China will make it easier for Taiwanese to visit, state media reported Monday, in the latest appeal to voters ahead of crucial presidential elections on the island in January. Rule changes will remove the need for Taiwanese visitors to apply for entry permits, the reports said, citing comments by […]

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Campaign to celebrate LGBTQ Pride month

Campaign to celebrate LGBTQ Pride month

19 June 2015

To celebrate June as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer/Questioning (LGBTQ) Pride month, the National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance (NQAPIA) is launching a multilingual outreach campaign to promote acceptance of Asian American LGBTQ individuals. The campaign features a series of public service announcements (PSAs) that hope to diversify the faces and languages of those […]

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WAYNE’S WORLDS — “Do as I say, not as I do” — Advice for my son

WAYNE’S WORLDS — “Do as I say, not as I do” — Advice for my son

19 June 2015

By Wayne Chan Northwest Asian Weekly I’ve heard that as parents, we live vicariously through our kids.  While that may very well be true, I think I’ve taken it a step further. Apparently, as my son comes of age, I’ve managed to perfect time travel. A few weeks ago, I went to my son Tyler’s […]

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Eye-raising issues about eyelid surgery — Seattle filmmaker working on a documentary about the controversy

Eye-raising issues about eyelid surgery — Seattle filmmaker working on a documentary about the controversy

19 June 2015

By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly Local filmmaker Jade Justad is a hapa Korean-American, based in Seattle.  Her new project is a short film, “Creased,” exploring the ever-more-popular phenomenon of double eyelid plastic surgery amongst young Asians, especially, but not exclusively, young women. NWAW:  Did you grow up in Seattle? Tell us about your background. […]

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The Layup Drill — Local favorites Lee, Pan make US Open Field, FIFA Women’s World Cup Opens

The Layup Drill — Local favorites Lee, Pan make US Open Field, FIFA Women’s World Cup Opens

19 June 2015

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Pan, Lee set to compete at U.S. Open There’s a lot of pressure in your last quarter of college. It’s filled with anxiety and pressure. University of Washington senior, and men’s golfer, Cheng-Tsung Pan had a lot of both as he tried to qualify for the U.S. Open Golf […]

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COMMENTARY: “Shell drilling is killing us”

COMMENTARY: “Shell drilling is killing us”

19 June 2015

By Katrina Pestano For Northwest Asian Weekly We are Filipino youth, women, workers, queers and artists living in Seattle. We are here in opposition to Shell, its long history of corporate plunder and human rights abuses and its plans to drill in the Arctic. We are in solidarity with the resistance of Iñupiaq people of […]

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Recognizing Vietnamese heritage and freedom

Recognizing Vietnamese heritage and freedom

19 June 2015

On Wednesday, 6/17, 2:00 pm, Councilmember Bruce Harrell will introduce a resolution recognizing the Vietnamese Heritage and Freedom Flag as the symbol for Seattle’s Vietnamese community. The Full Council will vote on the legislation on Monday, 6/22, 2:00 pm. Members from the Vietnamese community were invited to be at the committee table to discuss the […]

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More U.S. Open contenders to watch

More U.S. Open contenders to watch

19 June 2015

By Andrew Kim Northwest Asian Weekly Thongchai Jaidee Thongchai Jaidee is a professional Thai golfer who holds the record for most career earnings on the Asian Tour. He did not turn professional until he was 30 years old, which is unusual (the current number one ranked golfer, Rory McIlroy, is 26 years old and the […]

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“A world without refugees” — Remembering Luke T. Lee, father, and a fighter for human rights

“A world without refugees” — Remembering Luke T. Lee, father, and a fighter for human rights

18 June 2015

By Sharon Lee Special for Northwest Asian Weekly This is the first time I will not be calling my dad and sending him a card on Father’s Day. It is hard to express this sad and empty feeling from losing a parent.  Luke T. Lee passed away suddenly in January at age 91 from Parkinson’s […]

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Asian Community airs concerns with new Seattle Police Chief

Asian Community airs concerns with new Seattle Police Chief

18 June 2015

By Mark Okazaki Special for Northwest Asian Weekly “We were totally left out.” That is how long-time community activist Alan Sugiyama characterized the recent appointment of four Assistant Police Chiefs, none of whom were Asian Pacific Islanders, under the relatively new command of Seattle’s top cop, Kathleen O’Toole.  Sugiyama went on to say that there […]

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Happy Father’s Day! Major golf comes to Seattle — U.S. Open starts June 18 at Chambers Bay

Happy Father’s Day! Major golf comes to Seattle — U.S. Open starts June 18 at Chambers Bay

18 June 2015

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly The U.S. Open Golf Tournament comes to University Place, Washington June 18 through the 21st. It is a much-anticipated event that the region has been waiting on for years. The event will bring some of the top men’s golfers in the world. Past U.S. Open Champions for the last […]

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BLOG: Blessed with two fathers — Thank you, Dads!

18 June 2015

By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly I have very few fond memories about my father from my childhood. What do you expect when you come from a broken home? Strange, but I have wonderful thoughts about my father now that I am an older woman who has experienced the world —after being a parent juggling […]

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EDITORIAL: Changing race — Gauging our barriers

EDITORIAL: Changing race — Gauging our barriers

18 June 2015

The scenario is somewhat impossible to fathom. But it happened. And it has been discussed throughout regional and even national news outlets. We will address it briefly because…we are still shaking our heads and there is always the need to discuss how we  identify…well…identity. Rachel Dolezal, 37 years old, from Spokane served as NAACP President […]

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Hokoyama to receive JACL Presidential Award

Hokoyama to receive JACL Presidential Award

15 June 2015

The Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) announced J.D. Hokoyama as a recipient of the 2015 JACL Presidential Award. Hokoyama served as a founding board member and President and CEO for Leadership Education for Asian Pacifics Inc. for over 30 years, a national, non-profit, non-partisan, community-based organization founded in 1982 in Los Angeles to achieve full […]

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YSEALI connects with Children’s Alliance

YSEALI connects with Children’s Alliance

15 June 2015

Yeo Bee Yin, from Malaysia, met May 28 with members of the Children’s Alliance in Seattle. Yin is a fellow of the Youth Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI). Fellows are interested in digital democracy, civic engagement and other subjects and are learning from state elected officials and groups like the Children’s Alliance. YSEALI Professional Fellows […]

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Wong-Mageo receives General Douglas MacArthur Leadership Award

Wong-Mageo receives General Douglas MacArthur Leadership Award

15 June 2015

Captain Puletasi H. Wong-Mageo was one of the recipients of the 2014 General Douglas MacArthur Leadership Award on May 29. The General Douglas MacArthur Leadership Award recognizes company grade commissioned officers and warrant officers in the Active Army, Army Reserve, and Army National Guard that demonstrate the ideals of “duty, honor, and country.” The award […]

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Chong and Liang collaborate for ARC Dance

Chong and Liang collaborate for ARC Dance

15 June 2015

Marie Chong, artistic director of ARC Dance, invited Edwaard Liang to Seattle to set a world premiere dance work for the company for the upcoming Summer Dance at the Center, July 16-18 and 23-25. Liang will be running the rehearsal.     Liang was born in Taiwan and grew up in Marin County, CA. He […]

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